In previous years of The Apprentice, almost all contestants suddenly spring up websites that celebrates how great they are, what fantastic money-making schemes they’re involved in, how they didn’t want to be The Apprentice anyway... So, as the latest series has just finished, let’s take a look at what the current crop are up to, web-wise.
Simon Ambrose‘s site features a cool dude – not Simon – holding a globe and doing a thumbs up in a wacky Paul McCartney kind of way. Cheers mate!
Kristina Grimes is ultra clever, she’s clearly making a lot of money with those pay-per-click ads! Oh wait, it’s a parked domain…
What’s pantomime villan Katie Hopkins got? She’s gone down the same route as Kristina… I thought they were bitter rivals, but who knew they shared a mutual appreciation for PPC ads?
Tre Azam does much better, his website is actually about his company, IDMM. However, he loses marks by using his official photo from The Apprentice as his photo on the site, although he’s added his company logo in the background…and it looks like he’s going to be engulfed by a lot of smoke any second now…
Lohit Kalburgi is a relief! Go to his website and you see his lovely smiling face. Find out his thoughts on the show! What he’s doing next! His mobile number! (Not really)
Naomi Lay has quite a few pop-art style photos of herself (and one of Sir Alan, how flattering!) but, much more interestingly, has a blog for her time in The Apprentice. Worth a read if you want a behind-the-scenes perspective.
Week 8’s casulty, Ghazal Asif, tries to show that she means business with a harsh grey background to her site, but is a girly-girl at heart – wow, that’s a bright pink colour! Oh hang on, scratch what I said about business. Her “Let’s Talk Business” doesn’t feature anything, but will be up and running soon.
Jadine Johnson has another parked domain, the rotter! Although the top ad on it does state “Get Laser Eye Surgery Like Simon Ambrose”. He’s helping to shift products by association already!
Your favourite carsalesman and mine, Adam Hosker, has acquired some serious glasses for his website, and he now means BUSINESS. Or something. I don’t know what he actually means, because he doesn’t say much on his site. But he does get a few points for getting new photos of himself done, and not merely using the one from the show.
Katie’s one-time paramour Paul Callaghan has decided to go into wedding photography. Interesting career move. Oh, alright, it’s not the same one Paul Callaghan. Can’t find a website for him. Shame on him! That’s a business opportunity wasted, you’re fired! Oh, he already is…
Natalie Wood has a more personal touch on her website, with lots of talk about her (one of her middle names is Tryphina!), her studies and her babies. Aww…
Dr Sophie Kain‘s website is called “Sugar Kain”. Oh ha ha, I see what’s he’s done there. BUT she does do a well-written commentary of each episode (sadly, not beyond episode 8 – yet, I hope!) and provide interesting insider comments so well worth a read.
Gerri Blackwood is perhaps trying to market herself to the pre-tweens? “Funky” music accompanies her website (luckily, you can turn if off) with cartoon stars heading different sections. I actually like this site, quite chatty and fun. Not sure about the weird brown background though.
Rory Laing has gone down the tried-and-tested domain parking route, but with a different provider. Zzzzzz… Come on, you could be talking about your “famous” spats with Tre!
Ifti Chaudhri‘s website, much like his appearance on The Apprentice, is permanently “coming soon”. Ho hum. Was he even really “on” The Apprentice?
Now, by looking at this website, I think – think – Andy Jackson might have made it himself. And that’s not just because I heard him on Radio 1 saying so. But judging by his press and business pages, he seems like a busy lad so I’m not going to hold that against him.