“The Celebrity Apprentice 4” returns to NBC Sunday, March 6 with one of the candidates, supermodel Niki Taylor, playing for the American Red Cross.
Taylor, one of 16 celebrities vying for the Apprentice title, has been a member of the Red Cross National Celebrity Cabinet and is a staunch supporter of the organization.
In May of 2001, the supermodel was critically injured in an auto accident in the Atlanta area and received over 100 units of blood products at Grady Memorial Hospital.
She credits the Red Cross with helping to pull her through. “In a way, I owe my life to the American Red Cross and the doctors who worked on me,” she said in an “Apprentice” video. “If it weren’t for the blood, I wouldn’t be here.”
“The Apprentice” originated in 2004 with contestants competing in an elimination-style competition to become an apprentice to Donald Trump. In this fourth installment of “The Celebrity Apprentice,” contestants will work long hours competing in business tasks around New York City as they raise money for their charity. The winner will be crowned Celebrity Apprentice and win a $250,000 bonus check for their designated charity.
The Red Cross National Celebrity Cabinet was developed in 2002 and is comprised with well-respected actors, musical artists, television personalities, athletes and other public figures. Members donate their time and skills to help the Red Cross highlight disaster response efforts and other important initiatives.