“The Apprentice: ONE Championship Edition” will premiere across Asia on Thursday, 18 March, on AXN, the show’s official Asian broadcast partner, with markets to include Singapore, Indonesia, Malaysia, Hong Kong, Philippines, Taiwan, Thailand, Cambodia, Myanmar, and Vietnam.
“The Apprentice” is one of the biggest non-scripted reality television programs in history, judging the business skills of candidates who are competing for a job offer under a high-profile CEO.
16 candidates have been handpicked from around the world to compete in a high-stakes competition involving business and physical challenges. The winner will receive a US$250,000 job offer to work directly under ONE Chairman and CEO Chatri Sityodtong for a year as his protege in Singapore.
With support from the Singapore Tourism Board (STB), “The Apprentice: ONE Championship Edition” was filmed entirely in Singapore in accordance with prevailing health and safety protocols.
The international cast of candidates come from 11 nations across the globe and represent Asia, Europe, North America, South America, and New Zealand.
Lara Pearl Alvarez, Philippines
Alvin Ang, Singapore
Irina Chadsey, Russia
Eugene Chung, United States
Teirra Kamolvattanavith, Thailand
Joy Koh, Singapore
Monica Millington, United States
Paulina Purnomowati, Indonesia
Jessica Ramella, Venezuela
Niraj Puran Rao, India
Nazee Sajedi, United States
Louie Sangalang, Philippines
Sho Takei, Japan
Clinton Tudor, New Zealand
Roman Wilson, United States
Kexin Ye, Germany
Special guest CEOs confirmed to join “The Apprentice: ONE Championship Edition” include Zoom CEO Eric Yuan, Grab CEO Anthony Tan, Zilingo CEO Ankiti Bose, Catcha Group CEO Patrick Grove, Twilio CEO Jeff Lawson, and Everise CEO Sudhir Agarwal, and many more.
Athletes confirmed to make appearances on the show include martial arts legends Georges St-Pierre and Renzo Gracie, former ONE Welterweight World Champion Ben Askren, ONE Heavyweight World Champion Brandon Vera, ONE Women’s Atomweight World Champion Angela Lee, ONE Flyweight World Grand Prix Champion Demetrious Johnson, Indian Wrestling Champion Ritu Phogat, Karate World Champion Sage Northcutt, and ONE Women’s Strawweight World Champion Xiong Jing Nan.
“The Apprentice: ONE Championship Edition” will be available on TV networks across Asia in March, including MediaCorp (Singapore), Abema (Japan), KompasTV (Indonesia), Amarin TV (Thailand), LINE TV (Thailand), TV5 Network (Philippines), and HTV (Vietnam).
In China, ONE has entered into a broadcast agreement with ByteDance to stream “The Apprentice: ONE Championship Edition” on their Douyin, Xigua, and Toutiao platforms beginning on Saturday, 20 March.
The Asian debut in March will be followed by a global launch in June 2021.