Young Apprentice 2011 candidates: Meet the girls!

Young Apprentice 2011 girls

Lord Sugar is back with a new series of the junior spin off to The Apprentice, Young Apprentice. Starting next Monday, October 24, the series will see 12 fresh faced teenagers compete for a cash injection into their careers.

Find out more about the female contestants who will be tackling the show's challenges and ultimately battling it out in the boardroom over the next eight weeks!

Elizabeth Magee

Elizabeth 'Lizzie' Magee

Age: 16
Education: Studying for A Levels in Economics, History, Politics and General Studies
Lives: Liverpool

Published author and rounders champion, Elizabeth “Lizzie” Magee’s first job was collecting glasses in a pub. She now has her own business designing personalised guitar straps and also breeds Jack Russell Terriers. A gym fanatic, she describes herself as impatient and a “time freak.”

She says: “I’m very, very determined and if I know how to get something I will get it.”


Gbemi Okunola

Gbemi Okunlola

Age: 16
Education: Studying for a Fashion and Design Advanced BTEC and an A Level in Business Studies
Lives: London

Award winning fashion designer Gbemi has already started her own clothing line and is involved in both designing and making the clothes. Listing Louis Vuitton as her inspiration, Gbemi describes herself as a ‘diva’ and feels her strength is that she always works to her full potential.

She says: “if I believe that what I’m saying is right I will argue until my full voice and my full opinion is heard.”


Hannah Richards

Hannah Richards

Age: 16
Education: Studying for A Levels in Government and Politics, History Economics, Philosophy and Ethics.
Lives: Berkshire

Female footballer Hannah has made money re-selling vintage clothes and creating school leavers’ hoodies. She plays for two football teams and also enjoys architecture, hoping to get involved in property management in the future.

She says: “I want to show that you can succeed in the business field, without relying on numerous qualifications. The right mind and attitude is ultimately a much more important quality than 12 A*s”



Young Apprentice 2011 girls



Haya Aldame

Haya Al Dlame

Age: 17
Education: Studying for A Levels in Maths, Further Maths, Economics, Biology and an Extended Project
Lives: London

Born in Iraq, Haya moved to England with her family at the age of 6. A self-proclaimed bossy-boots who is determined to succeed in business, she is also a keen eBay trader and wishes she was the brains behind MAC cosmetics.

She says: “I have a big ego... I want to be known as Haya Al Dlame, the next deserving winner of Young Apprentice. “


Hayley Forrester

Hayley Forrester

Age: 16
Education: Studying for A Levels in Biology, Maths, Business & Economics and ICT
Lives: Shrewsbury

Ambitious former Head Girl Hayley says her “life revolves around order.” A farmer’s daughter and member of Young Farmers herself, she passionately disagrees with people claiming benefits when they could be working. Inspired by drinks company Innocent, she sells free range, organic eggs from her own chickens.

She says:
“I wear wellies, and I am not afraid to muck in”


Zara Brownless

Zara Brownless

Age: 16
Education: Studying for A Levels in English Literature, Maths, History and Theatre Studies
Lives: Hertfordshire

Film enthusiast Zara used to be a baby model and won a sock design competition when she was seven years old. She is inspired by Katherine Bigelow, the first female director to win an Oscar and currently produces films for charities. When she’s not making movies, Zara enjoys running and playing table tennis.

She says: “Dreamers dream; people who achieve wake up, get out there and start doing stuff to make their dreams happen.”




> In Pictures: The Young Apprentice 2011 candidates revealed!

> Young Apprentice 2011 candidates: Meet the boys!

> Lord Sugar, Nick Hewer and Karren Brady return for Young Apprentice 2011

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