Cayman’s supermodel to join apprentice TV line up

| 08/01/2010

Cayman Islands News, Grand Cayman local news, Celebrity Apprentice, Selita Ebanks(CNS): Caymanians will have one more reason to watch the next season of Celebrity Apprentice on NBC (WestStar channel 4) when it premiers on 14 March with Selita Ebanks joining the star studded cast. Host and executive producer, Donald Trump, is claiming that the third season will blow rival show Dancing with the Stars away. The celeb line-up was announced by NBC this week and features sport stars, a chef and a former governor who is tipped to make it to the top. "This season of ‘Celebrity Apprentice’ is going to be fantastic,” said Trump.

“The list of celebrities we have this season is outstanding and the show will really resonate with our core viewers and fans. I expect this season of ‘Celebrity Apprentice’ to be the best one yet," he said.

Selita joins baseball legend Darryl Strawberry, singer Cyndi Lauper, rocker Bret Michaels, reality star Sharon Osbourne, Olympians Michael Johnson and Summer Sanders, actress Holly Robinson Peete, wrestlers Goldberg and Maria Kanellis, comedians Carol Leifer and Sinbad, chef Curtis Stone and Rod Blagojevich, the former governor of Illinois who was kicked out of office last year and is awaiting trial.

The stars will compete in teams, men versus women, in business-centric tasks around Manhattan and all profits from the projects will be donated to charities of the celebrities’ choice.

Blagojevich said he plans to use his "skill and know-how to get things accomplished" on the series, and Trump praised Blagojevich’s "tremendous courage and guts" and predicted he may be one of the show’s breakout stars.

So far Trump’s celebrity seasons of the show have raised over $3.5 million, which has been donated to charities worldwide, in addition to money raised from the awareness and exposure on the show. In order to secure the big cash for their charities, however, each of the celebs will be subjected to long hours, gruelling mental challenges, personality clashes and intense scrutiny — all without the help of their regular support system of agents, managers and personal assistants.

Certain tasks encourage the contestants to reach out to their network of celebrity contacts for assistance or donations — making for entertaining surprise visits by some of the world’s biggest stars along the way.

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  1. Anonymous says:

    I have the pleasure of knowing Selita, her parents and the rest of her family. She has come from humble beginnings. as many of us have, and she has worked very hard to educate herself and reach the top of a career that looks more glamorous than it really is. My hat is off to Selita and regardless of how she fares in the upcoming TV show I know that she is one tough little beauty packing lots of intelligence. When it comes to fund raising and assisting the poor Selita is no stranger, we only have to look back a few years when she got donations of hundreds of shoes after Hurricane Ivan and brought them here to those of us who needed them Thank you again Selita, you didn’t have to do that but your kind and wonderful nature is always appreciated by many and we wish you all that is good and will always keep you in our prayers.

  2. The Law says:

     CNS, you have always brought to us the latest breaking news not only locally but worldwide, and we appreciate everything your doing keeping us all informed.  Selita is not only a beautiful black woman, but she’s a woman of character that makes some of us Caymanians feel very proud.  I have notice alot of negativity about what some of her fellow Caymanians are saying about her, and they should all be ashamed of themselves, to know, that it takes alot of courage and hardwork also dedication, to had made it as successful as she did.  

    CNS, I cannot tell you what to do in your forums, but I can only speak what’s on my mind, what has been bothering me the most is some of the negativity of these people that throw insults and slogans at their own Caymanians whenever they make it in the bigtime.  If it was I moderating these comments, I would not had allowed these negative talks at all.  Yet! CNS you have ask us before in your polls about  what should you all do to make CNS better?   I would say get rid of the negative and only post positive things from these readers.  Blessed.

    CNS: Firstly, I have deleted a fair few comments on this thread – you should read the deleted ones! However, Selita is featured in the international press and has to deal with and learn to ignore far far worse than anything that appears here and she wouldn’t have got to where she is if she couldn’t handle it. Trust me, the blogs and posting in the US are savage and anyone seeking fame has got to be tough.

    As to only posting positive comments on this site – stiffling discussion would kill the only real platform in the Cayman Islands for public debate. I do try to maintain a balance. See Moderating the comments.

  3. Anonymous says:

     just keep doing wha cha doing !!!!!!!!!!!!! don’t stop make us proud!!!!!!!!!!!

    we may be a small country but we got big hearts it is so nice to 

    such gorgeous ladies like selita to make it this far and even further

    KEEP DOING WHA CHA DOING!!!!!!!!!!!!

  4. 1 Proud Caymanian says:

    Congrats Selita, you continue to make us proud.

    Pay no mind to people with closed minds, they will try to bring anyone that’s on the up and up, down to their levels.

    You go girl!

  5. Windsor Park Look-Out says:

    She has done well, but at least she can try & fix/or place her grandfather Fletcher Ebanks in anew home with all she has done on the Cat Walks! 

    • Anonymous says:

      I say make Selita the  new Premier as all "true Caymanian to the bone" Caymanians would unite with her. All Caymanians are 100% proud of Selita and the only negative comments are from simple minded and jealous people. As a many "generation Caymanian" I know I speak on behalf of all similar Caymanians when I say that we are truly Proud of Selita and we are Proud that Selita is CAYMANIAN TO THE BONE. Love you Selita.

      • Seriously?!?! says:

        HAHA. I have nothing negative to say about Selita Ebanks, but you (18:43)… Seriously?!?!? Premier?

        "…all "true Caymanian to the bone" Caymanians would unite with her." ?!?!? Seriously?!?!

        ROFLOL – means rolling on the floor laughing out loud (not sure if you knew what that means).

      • Anonymous says:

        I agree, she’d make a better premier than we now have. As premier she’d be caring, honest & all above board, & not for sale! YES, I support your suggestion "SELITA FOR PREMIER"

  6. Sara says:

    you make us all proud

  7. Rastaman Girl says:

    Who Jah Bless No Man Curse!


  8. Proud Caymanian says:

    At least she’s not putting the Cayman Islands in the spotlight by getting caught overseas with guns and drugs. Give the woman credit and stop the bashing.

  9. CaymanLover says:

    Congrats Selita, you are already doing your country proud.  We’ll be watching you on Celebrity Apprentice and cheering you all the way! 

  10. Anonymous says:

    Good looking girl but I don’t think she’ll fair too well on the apprentice. Underwear modelling and business acumen rarely come in the same sentence.

    But then again neither do underwear modelling and religious, but as usual Caymanians only bash their bibles when it suits them.

    • Rorschach says:

      Not for nothing, but just because she chooses to use her "assets" to make herself a living should not in any way, shape or form lead you to assume she is stupid!!  I personally know Selita, and she is a very intelligent, articulate young lady…I don’t know how well she will do with the like of the a$$ that is Donald Trump, but don’t hate her because she is beautiful…

      • Anonymous says:

        Time will tell. I’m not the kind of man to say I told you so, but I think I’ll be saying it to you in a couple of weeks!

        • Rorschach says:

          Because everything you see on TV is real and truly representative of the truth,eh??? 

            Just because she MAY get cut from the show early does NOT mean she is not intelligent…it’s ENTERTAINMENT…it’s not done for reality, despite the label of "reality show", it’s done to keep mindless morons enthralled in front of their tv’s….guess they got you there….

      • Anon says:

        Oh please! Any one can look that way…not sure if beautiful comes to mind, but to each his own….if they have they have the money to make the necessary changes to their body to make them look that way And if they wear 10 pounds of make up everyday and have hair extensions

    • noname says:

      to the writer of "good looking girl but I don’t…" posted 08:13

      How does the Bible come into play. Why do allof you hate to see a Caymanian move ahead. Pay them no mind Selita, we all know the saying "when a fox can’t reach the grapes, he always says they are sour". As a proud Caymanian , I say "you have done us proud"

    • Mozzie Fodder says:

      "Underwear modelling and business acumen rarely come in the same sentence."

      Tell that to Tyra Banks with her chat show and succesful ‘Americas Next Top Model’ series……

    • Anonymous says:

      You idiots on here know so little of this lovely lady.  For your information Fri, 01/08/2010 – 08:13 Selita Ebanks is not only a very successful model and business woman but she is well educated.

  11. A Concerned Caymanian says:

    Congrats and keep up the good work!

  12. Anonymous says:

    Congrats Selita!!

  13. Anonymous says:

    I am very proud of Selita, & I am sure she will do well on Apprentice! She has made Cayman proud with her Victoria Secrets modelling career, & I am sure she will make us more proud on Apprentice! She conquered Victoria Secrets, now she will conquer Donald Trump! GOOD LUCK SELITA!