The Apprentice 2013 final: Leah Totton under attack over business plan

Leah Totton The Apprentice 2013

The Apprentice 2013 finalist Leah Totton has come under fire for her business plan.

The Doctor is fighting for Lord Sugar's £250,000 business investment in Wednesday's final, but her plan to open a string of mobile beauty clinics hasn't gone down well with everyone.

During the interviews last week, Claudine Collins asked: “Your whole business is about people being judged on their looks. You are potentially going to make money out of young girls, maybe not feeling good about themselves, so coming in thinking they don’t look good as they are, and want to look like all the celebrities out there.”

Even experts have dismissed the idea, with Nigel Mercer, ex-head of the British Association of Plastic Surgeons, telling the Daily Mirror: “It’s a free-for-all at the moment. Anybody can go out and buy filler and inject it into anyone else. It’s madness."

However Leah was very quick to defend her business plan as she explained: “I’m an extremely moral person. I’m very ethically aware, and I would totally challenge that point."

During the penultimate boardroom, Lord Sugar expressed some reservations about the morals of the business despite eventually putting Leah through to the final, but some fans aren't sure it was the correct choice.

And some viewers have even doubted her title as a Doctor at just 24-years-old.

Leah’s aunt Helena Lindsay told the Sunday People today: “Some of the people have said some sick things. They must have nothing better to do with their time.

"My niece is a highly skilled professional woman and the fact some people can only see her as the show’s eye candy is pretty disgusting.

“Luckily she’s so focused on the final she won’t let trolls and their abuse affect her."

An "Apprentice source" added to the newspaper: “Leah is currently ­working in a London A&E. She has two weeks of training left and will be fully qualified before the potential investment in her business comes from Lord Sugar. She has checked her business plan with the GMC.”

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