Rhymes aside, the Celebrity Apprentice cast of 2012 is mostly made up of stars. I’ll list them from the most to least famous.
Arsenio Hall, Clay Aiken, Lisa Lampanelli, George Takei, Adam Carolla, Debbie Gibson, Tia Carrere, Dee Snider, Lou Ferrigno, Aubrey O’Day, Cheryl Tiegs, Penn Jillette, Teresa Giudice, Michael Andretti, Victoria Gotti, Patricia Velásquez, Paul Teutu and Dayana Mendoza.
The first nine are pretty self-explanatory, talk show host, American Idol loser, raunchy comedian, Star Trek alumn, other comedian, 80’s pop star, Wayne’s World actress, Twisted Sister frontman, TV’s original Incredible Hulk.
You are probably familiar with some of the rest, Aubrey O’Day was in Danity Kane, Cheryl Tiegs is a former supermodel, Penn Jillette an “illusionist” and comedian/one half of Penn and Teller. (If I could choose to anonymously stab one person on this list it would have to be him)
Teresa Giudice is from The Real Housewives Of New Jersey, Michael Andretti son of race car driver Mario Andretti, Victoria Gotti, daughter of John Gotti. Oh then there’s the three absolutely unnecessary unknowns, Patricia Velásquez from The Mummy Returns and Paul Teutu Sr., star of American Chopper.
The last, Dayana Mendoza, was Miss Universe in 2008. A poll on AJC revealed that she received the least votes from people asked who they are most looking forward to on the show. (Clay Aiken won, with 495 votes)