The 16 contestants of “The Apprentice: ONE Championship Edition” have yet to be revealed. The winner will receive a US$250,000 job offer to work for a year directly under Chatri Sityodtong as his protege at the ONE Championship Global Headquarters in Singapore.
A Harvard University graduate, the founder, chairman and CEO of ONE Championship. He will serve as the host of “The Apprentice: ONE Championship Edition” and the boss who will be choosing who among the contestants should be fired after every challenge.
One person who knows how it is to work with Chatri is ONE Championship vice president and head of product Niharika Singh, 31, of India, who will serve as his advisor in “The Apprentice: ONE Championship Edition.” She believes that to be successful on the show, contestants have to possess three important characteristics.
“The first is resilience,” Singh said. “It’s not easy to work for Chatri. I assure you so you better have had a lot of endurance training in the past.”
“The second is fearlessness,” Singh continued. “Chatri doesn’t like yes men or women around him. You need to be able to speak up for what is right.”
“The third is the near impossible trait of possessing a high functioning left brain and right brain and a good proportion of IQ and EQ,” the ONE Championship vice president and head of product added. “When it comes to choosing the winner, Chatri and I will definitely look for someone who lives and breathes the ONE Championship values and those values do include the values of teamwork, integrity and loyalty.”
“The Apprentice: ONE Championship Edition” contestants will participate in what ONE Championship describes as a high-stakes game of business competitions and physical challenges. The original American version of the reality show was intense and often portrayed the unforgiving and cutthroat nature of business.
Singh believes that ONE Championship’s version should be able to toe the line of the original while still have a fresh new concept that caters to the heartbeat of its Asian audience. She said, “I think the Asian fans will absolutely love the show.”
“Our fans love ONE Championship not only because of the events we put together for them or for how we entertain them,” Singh continued. “They also love us for what we stand for. Above all, they love Chatri.”
“A reality show anchored on the hunt for the person who can be Chatri’s protege will find immediate connection with our fans,” Singh added. “Also, bear in mind that 12 of Asia’s top CEOs will be guest judges on the show alongside Chatri and 12 of our world champions are going to compete in the physical challenges alongside the contestants so this is bound to further intensify the competition.”
According to both Singh and Chatri, “The Apprentice: ONE Championship Edition” is shaping up to be one of the most intense and toughest reality shows ever and only the truly worthy will emerge the winner and the right to be called The Apprentice. She concluded, “We are looking for the person with the strongest mind, the toughest body and the most unbreakable spirit, which is essentially the rite of passage to ONE Championship so prepare to see nail-biting excitement, high stakes drama and explosive emotions as these 16 contestants compete for the opportunity of a lifetime.”