(CP-Africa) – Any avid watchers of Donald Trumps’ the Apprentice in the house? What do you think about Liza Mucheru Wisner’s performance on the show so far? Liza is currently one of three surviving contestants on Season 10 of the NBC reality show.
Though she faced quite some resistance and personal attacks from her uber competitive co-participants, Liza is doing the best she can to emerge as the show’s winner.
Born in Kenya, Liza is passionate about technology and education and has a Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science from Texas A&M University-Corpus Christ as well as an M.S. in Educational Technology.
Liza who is a wife and mother of two, says she works hard to stay connected with her family in Kenya and Ireland. Read/watch her exclusive Q&A session with NBC below. Liza also has a blog. You can check it out here.
Q) Why did you want to be on the show, and why did you think you’d make a good competitor?
A) There are certain opportunities in one’s life that are life-changing and can’t be ignored. The Apprentice provided a pathway to brighten the future for me and my family. From playing golf to coordinating projects and businesses, I always try to do my best and have been lucky enough to have always been surrounded by great minds and competitive individuals who inspired my passion, and ultimately made me strive to be the best I can be.
Q) What was your reaction when you found out you’d been picked to be on the show? How did your friends and family react?
A) “Good glory hallelujah! My prayers have been answered.” My family and close friends were ecstatic and fully supportive in taking care of any needs that were necessary for my leave of absence.
Q) With cameras rolling, how does it feel to know you’re under America’s microscope? What surprised you about the experience?
A) At first I was very conscious about the overwhelming ambiance that the producers and cameras created, but eventually I was able to adjust and perform as if they didn’t exist. I was surprised at how much the cameras hindered me initially, as I felt there was always someone watching over my shoulder, waiting for me to make a mistake so they can entertain the world, spotlighting my weaknesses. Upon self-reflection, it challenged me to perform better even when time and resources were against me.
Q) What about the competition was harder than you might have expected?
A) I had preconceived notions of the team dynamic and rivalry, but I was surprised at how people were always plotting for my demise. Watching my own back proved to be more difficult than I expected.
Q) Do you have a favorite past winner or contestant from either the original Apprentice, or from Celebrity Apprentice?
A) Even though she didn’t win, Celebrity Apprentice finalist Annie Duke gave a stellar performance, and she inspired me with her goal-driven tenacity and will for success.