1. Name five past contestants on America's Next Top Model. Easy.
2. Now tell me what they're doing now.
That's how TV works.
"When you go out into business," Trump says, "It's going to be much tougher than living in a tent at 72 degrees in L.A. on the top of a hill. What happens when you meet your first obstacle in business...you quit?"
From the NBC profile: Michelle, 34...has dedicated much of her adult life building a flourishing career in real estate, and now averages $50 million in annual sales. Through the years she has become an expert in real estate remodel and design, as she is also an active investor. Thriving on creative outlets, Michelle started a publishing company and wrote and produced her own book titled, The Voice of Gratitude: Celebrating the Gift of Friendship, which she successfully sold to Hallmark Gold Crown across North America. She has also hosted several television programs, including real estate shows, and recently began work as a host for Al Gore's network, Current. Inspired to give back, Michelle also founded Urban Circle, an L.A.-based non-profit organization designed to empower children through participation in physically challenging activities.
"I've never done that," she says, and he reminds her she just did, but he's not getting it: "I won't do it again." And you know what? She won't. Not in the real world. That's how she ended up on this joke of a show in the first place. He accepts her resignation and turns to the others: "I will see you three later," he says, and wishes her luck. Donald and Ivanka stare as the two teamlets leave, Don Jr. remarking that she just sold out her team. "She shouldn't have left them, she should have come to the boardroom and taken her medicine like a man -- or a woman, in this case -- instead of leaving them to come into the boardroom and let one of them get fired when maybe they wouldn't have been." Ivanka agrees, and I adore Ivanka, but there are five things wrong with that sentence and you have only ten minutes to figure out what they are. Not the least of which is that this little cabal sequence with the three Trumps could have been filmed at any time whatsoever and maybe has nothing to do with what just happened. This show is so fake, who knows. Trump calls it a "tough situation" and says it "just doesn't feel right." I imagine that whenever anybody calls bullshit on your entire life and way of doing things, it feels less than right. (When Trump takes on Rosie, how much of that is just him yelling back at the TV for calling him names? Honestly?)