Will it be an INJECTION if cash for Leah or will Lord Sugar ice the CUPCAKE dream if Louisa? Its thw Apprentixe final!

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Allthingspretty Wed 17-Jul-13 08:59:30

Will it be a sweet ending for Louisa or will Leah's dreams be filler-filled?

Wannabestepfordwife Wed 17-Jul-13 14:24:29

Hahaha love the thread title!

I'm still undecided Leah's plan makes more sense but there's the moral dilemma. Luissa knows what she's on about but does lord sugar really want to go into business with someone who spends £3k a month on an Internet company to delete naked pics of them.

My heads says Leah.

SinisterBuggyMonth Wed 17-Jul-13 14:31:17

Tbh I cant stand the pair of them, so cant choose who to root for

Its like trying to decide if you want Sir Alan to get salmonella or botchilism

Will it be won, wabbit, won wabbit, won won won?

Allthingspretty Wed 17-Jul-13 14:53:41

I want Leah! Do not forget its on at eight tonight!

LadyBeagleEyes Wed 17-Jul-13 15:56:43

I think Leah is the better candidate with the better business plan but it doesn't sit right with me that such a clever woman and trained Dr. is going down the Cosmetic Surgery/make lots of money route.
I know there's nothing wrong with it, it's just me.

I think Leah has the edge, she has grown on me a bit but Luiza hasn't.

I kind of agree with LadyBeagleEyes, but if I was going to have that sort of work done I would want it to be by a highly skilled doctor.

I am backing Luisa, even though she is a very annoying wabbit. I can't see Lord Sugar choosing Leah.

It's not just you - it's me too. hmm

Chubfuddler Wed 17-Jul-13 16:04:01

Do you think they realised that all the other candidates come back to help them with the final task? Because if I was Jason I wouldn't piss on Luisa if she was on fire.

Allthingspretty Wed 17-Jul-13 16:06:08


celticclan Wed 17-Jul-13 16:07:05

I'm not keen on either business plan to be honest. Leah is clearly capable and will make a success of her business but I'm not keen on the expansion of cosmetic procedures.

Luisa is in it for the fame and I don't trust her. I'm sure her business plan has potential but would you really want to invest £250k in a baking supplier?

It's a shame because I love the programme but the business plans are always a disappointment.

justpoppy Wed 17-Jul-13 16:22:06

If her twitter feed today is anything to go by Luisa is another Katie Hopkins in the making!

celticclan Wed 17-Jul-13 17:54:53

She is just awful beyond words. I really hope she doesn't win.

LadyBeagleEyes Wed 17-Jul-13 18:05:52

I've just looked at that Twitter feed.
Yes, that's Katie Hopkins out of a job.
She's going to be the new 'controversial' one on daytime telly, you mark my words.

Relaxedandhappyperson Wed 17-Jul-13 18:15:14

Leah is by far the more convincing "serious" business prospect, but I agree with everyone: is Lord Sugar really want to take the risk of the cosmetic surgery thing going tits up and exposing him? <sorry>

But £250k for buns in ovens? And with Luisa, who is horrible. I can't see him thinking much of that prospect either.

Wonder if he can get out of investing in either of them on the basis that neither of them is the place to risk his quarter-million. That would be a turn up for the books and Karren Brady would kill him.

waikikamookau Wed 17-Jul-13 18:27:04

i think it will be luisa, particularly with his supposed negative remarks about her, could be a double bluff.
not sure about the cosmetic backstreet business either

musicalmum40 Wed 17-Jul-13 18:28:24

They are both super-annoying and I think this series has been the worst for women cat-fighting in the boardroom. Tbh I've been embarrassed to be a woman at times watching their behaviour. Maybe I'm still mourning Neil, that would be Neil Clough (shock)

I think Leah.

NinaHeart Wed 17-Jul-13 18:33:17

I don't like either of them and think it is a shame that, barely out of medical school, Leah wants to use all her new-found knowledge in cosmetic procedures for the rich or deluded.
But I don't like the baking tins idea either.
Judgey? Me?

musicalmum40 Wed 17-Jul-13 18:39:10

PS don't forget Leah deserves to win because her hair is 'more voluminous than any other candidate' (!!) Anyone else notice how it just gets bigger and bigger?!!

Lizzabadger Wed 17-Jul-13 18:41:42

I don't think Luisa would have been posting semi-naked pictures of herself on the internet if she had won.

chocoluvva Wed 17-Jul-13 18:58:04

Leah said she needs "more money" last week. More than a junior doctor's wage? I wonder why? Is she planning to donate the profits to a worthy cause?

cavell Wed 17-Jul-13 19:24:09

I thought this year's crop of candidates was particularly weak.

Can't stand either of the two finalists - what a pair of narcissists. prefer the idea of the cupcake business so on that basis would prefer Luisa to win.

And am I the only one who thinks neither of them are half as physically attractive as they seem to imagine they are?

TheWysticManker Wed 17-Jul-13 19:25:18

leah has been a qualified doc for less than 2 years. Her training in cosmetic surgery is limited to a weekend 'course'. She is NOT a 'highly qualified' cosmetic surgeon and it is extremely misleading to suggest that she is

NurseRatchet Wed 17-Jul-13 19:26:35

Leah is a very very junior doctor.

Marking my place, but likely to be watching on catch up as ds is not looking anywhere near as tired as he should be at bedtime!

NurseRatchet Wed 17-Jul-13 19:28:19

Yes I did t like her snippy comeback to Alan about plastic surgeons. Plastic surgery is very different to face jabbing and boob jobs!

musicalmum40 Wed 17-Jul-13 19:28:20

That's interesting Nurse ratchet. Wonder if SirrrAlan has realised?! Still think the hair might do it!

Marking place for the bitching later

sassytheFIRST Wed 17-Jul-13 19:33:41

Two crappy and unsuitable businesses, two incredibly vacuous, self obsessed women. Sigh.

Will be watching later!

NurseRatchet Wed 17-Jul-13 19:35:11

His investment is a piddly amount to him surely anyway? He probably doesn't really care. All the fuss over her being a doctor concerns me as people watching may then trot off to someone who is also marketing themselves as a doctor and think they are safe, when as someone said above she will have done a short course like beauticians do. The level of doctor she is at do short 4 m

NurseRatchet Wed 17-Jul-13 19:37:01

Month rotations around Diffetent areas. She won't have a specialty yet, she must have interrupted her second foundation year anyway to do The Apprentice. Not that there is a job in the NHS that involves injecting crap into silly women's faces.

I know I'm going to be disappointed as I don't want either of them to win.
Why don't they dissect the business plans earlier in the process?

Back2Two Wed 17-Jul-13 19:38:43

I'm loathe to say it but i think that they are physically attractive ....but I'm literally amazed at their vanity. They are attractive not beautiful. They both put in an immense amount of effort to be as attractive as they are, and to me that makes them quite fake and affected. I would be amazed if my husband fancied them, they are a bit weird with their pouty lips and Barbie hair.

Is this the norm for women "nowadays" ......because, to me, their arrogance and vanity and their deluded belief that they are drop dead gorge is incredibly unattractive and crass.

RedPencils Wed 17-Jul-13 19:39:42

I can't watch with you lot tonight because I have to go pick DS from cubs. Why change the time, BBC, why?

Think Luisa will win, Leah is far more credible but cosmetic surgery is a bit too risky for him.

oreoaddict Wed 17-Jul-13 19:51:35

Can't stand either of them. I used to hate Luisa, so I can't believe I'm saying I'd prefer her to win! Prefer cupcakes to botox grin

Definitely not the norm for women "nowadays", even in business/finance/entrepreneurs. The barbie image doesn't do them any favours.

I don't like either of them.


KnittedWaffle Wed 17-Jul-13 19:56:07

I'm not keen on either TBH.

Just caught sight of luisa's twitterfeed and had to navigate away from it as she is so ignorant and stupid.
Leah says she's 23 so she must be a very, very junior doctor. It's a shame she wants to go straight into the vacuous world of cosmetic procedures when she's barely out of medical training.
Perhaps they could do a joint venture: luisa makes people fat and spotty by filling them full of cakes then Leah sucks out the fat and irons out the skin imperfections. hmm

Of the two, Leah I suppose.

sassytheFIRST Wed 17-Jul-13 19:57:19

Changed time? When?

thefuturesnotourstosee Wed 17-Jul-13 19:58:25

Wrinkles or cup cakes what a rotten choice. Ethically I think he should go with cupcakes but I can't stand Luisa.

On the other hand if Leah wins maybe she'll start with his wrinkles and use him in their advertising?

I've put the children to bed 15 minutes early so I can watch blush Very irritating of BBC to change the time.

Chubfuddler Wed 17-Jul-13 20:01:32

Oh god her twitter feed. We need her on here for a live webchat.

No not really.

Chubfuddler Wed 17-Jul-13 20:02:17

It's started! Oh FFS

Allthingspretty Wed 17-Jul-13 20:02:20

Ooh its now on!

thefuturesnotourstosee Wed 17-Jul-13 20:04:14

Wrinkles or cup cakes what a rotten choice. Ethically I think he should go with cupcakes but I can't stand Luisa.

On the other hand if Leah wins maybe she'll start with his wrinkles and use him in their advertising?

I've put the children to bed 15 minutes early so I can watch blush Very irritating of BBC to change the time.

bico Wed 17-Jul-13 20:04:24

Leah will win as her business has the greater profit potential even if not particularly ethical.

Chubfuddler Wed 17-Jul-13 20:05:37

Does Luisa ever wash her hair?

Back2Two Wed 17-Jul-13 20:06:36

Aaa argh. Luisa's VOICE makes me stabby.

Allthingspretty Wed 17-Jul-13 20:07:07

I assume the hiring and firing bit will be live?

BOF Wed 17-Jul-13 20:07:13

Evening all!

I reckon it will be Leah, on the basis that she has a clear business plan.

Passthesaltdear Wed 17-Jul-13 20:07:21

I don't know if anyone else saw them both being interviewed on This Morning, but I think that they slipped up slightly and it made me think that they'd given away who won. Did anyone else see it?

bico Wed 17-Jul-13 20:07:44

It's never live. This was filmed ages ago.

BOF Wed 17-Jul-13 20:07:56

How do they divvy up the divvies?

Chubfuddler Wed 17-Jul-13 20:08:10

I love Karen's coat

I bet she was talking about Jason.

BOF Wed 17-Jul-13 20:09:01

Ha! Luisa's chickens have come home to roost.

Allthingspretty Wed 17-Jul-13 20:09:12

They have done the hired and fired live before

Chubfuddler Wed 17-Jul-13 20:09:14

Ooh is she struggling?

Passthesaltdear Wed 17-Jul-13 20:09:30

Oh god Luisa drives me crazy!!

Arfing at Wabbit choosing numpties. Hurrah, we get to use all the good nicknames again.
Apparently Jordan doesn't turn up. Do we think his leetle arms are still trying to reach the door handle?

Utterly baffling thread title btw grin

squoosh Wed 17-Jul-13 20:10:39

Leah drives me mental with her pornie look and lack of actual personality.

Chubfuddler Wed 17-Jul-13 20:10:52

Ha myles wasn't taking Luisa's calls

RedToothBrush Bosnia-Herzegovina Wed 17-Jul-13 20:10:53



Chubfuddler Wed 17-Jul-13 20:11:35


Count has perked up at the idea of an eyebrow lift

ChippingInHopHopHop Wed 17-Jul-13 20:11:45

From the interview I saw earlier in the week, I don't think they know yet. I got the impression that bit was going to be live.

Back2Two Wed 17-Jul-13 20:12:07

I can see all the little attachment bits on luisa's hair extensions ..yucky

squoosh Wed 17-Jul-13 20:12:13

Uzma looks terrible here, she looked one hundred times better after her You've Been Fired makeover.

Chubfuddler Wed 17-Jul-13 20:12:28

Fran's hair looks nice

How have they not thought of names before? Surely if you've been planning a business forever, you've doodled a few names.

ChippingInHopHopHop Wed 17-Jul-13 20:13:08

Uzma looks like a bloke in drag.

Chubfuddler Wed 17-Jul-13 20:13:08

They don't already have names for these businesses?

How is that possible.

Leah's arms waggle a funny way when she walks ( but I have to support her cis she went to my mums old school)

Maryz Cote D'Ivoire Wed 17-Jul-13 20:13:33

Hello, hello, hello

I'm late getting the ipad but I'm here.

I'm finding it hard to care though

Chubfuddler Wed 17-Jul-13 20:13:44

Myles looks hot

I fear my contributions are going to be v v superficial

ChippingInHopHopHop Wed 17-Jul-13 20:14:05

Dunno Chub, really dunno.

I always pictured PP as much older

LadyBeagleEyes Wed 17-Jul-13 20:14:17

What is Lea calling her business?
Skins? Nicks?

Chubfuddler Wed 17-Jul-13 20:15:22

Jason and his numbers


SKIN backwards sounds like a threatening letter from a particularly simplistic serial killer

Maryz Cote D'Ivoire Wed 17-Jul-13 20:15:40

NIKS = knickers

squoosh Wed 17-Jul-13 20:15:52

What's this Nik's malarkey??

Niks also sounds a bit like they're likely to cut you
Which I suppose they might.

LadyBeagleEyes Wed 17-Jul-13 20:16:44

Nicks are what happen when you lose control of the scalpel.

ChippingInHopHopHop Wed 17-Jul-13 20:16:48

Kniks/Skins sounds like a skater brand

Hi Mary :0)

Chubfuddler Wed 17-Jul-13 20:16:56

I have an allergy to letters backwards in brand names. Looks, er, crap.

Maryz Cote D'Ivoire Wed 17-Jul-13 20:17:37

And is not medical hmm

squoosh Wed 17-Jul-13 20:17:56

So is it called Niks or Skin?

I'm confused!

Allthingspretty Wed 17-Jul-13 20:18:09

Nicks is the brand of trainer boot I had at school.

Chubfuddler Wed 17-Jul-13 20:18:15

How how how do they not already have a clear vision of the brand name and design?

RedToothBrush Bosnia-Herzegovina Wed 17-Jul-13 20:18:21

'Niks' the perfect name for a cosmetic surgery company.

It makes me think of surgery thats gone wrong because the scalpel has slipped and massacred someones face by niking their skin where it shouldn't.

Back2Two Wed 17-Jul-13 20:18:38

She's lost it on the feckin Nicks thing.

What on earth?

Wabbit is SO rude. SO rude.

BOF Wed 17-Jul-13 20:19:00

All their worst qualities are coming to the fore now. Déjà vu.

How adorable is Jason! Can we clone him?

Maryz Cote D'Ivoire Wed 17-Jul-13 20:19:23

NIKS is definitely a lingerie company

Dd says no guy will buy a cupcake unless its for a g/f so may as well go pink

squoosh Wed 17-Jul-13 20:19:25

She's obviously not worried about getting confused with the Sk:n clinics by whom she has been 'inspired'.

Chubfuddler Wed 17-Jul-13 20:19:39

Luisa not being very nice to web designer.

argh phonecall.

What have I missed?

She's forgotten the golden rule of cosmetic surgery firms, which is to pretend you come from Harley Street or Knightsbridge.

Still, could be worse. Could be Nu-U or similar.

squoosh Wed 17-Jul-13 20:20:20


ChippingInHopHopHop Wed 17-Jul-13 20:20:41

He is sweet isn't he Mel - but he'd also be bloody infuriating grin

Chubfuddler Wed 17-Jul-13 20:20:49

Lots of delusion olivia. Spadefuls.

Maryz Cote D'Ivoire Wed 17-Jul-13 20:21:00

I thought that Chub

I mean norniron at least has a name. Luisa looked as though she has never thought about it

Chubfuddler Wed 17-Jul-13 20:21:27

Leah has a drippy handshake. I can't stand a drippy handshake.

RedToothBrush Bosnia-Herzegovina Wed 17-Jul-13 20:21:27

When is the count going to dress up in a silly costume....

bico Wed 17-Jul-13 20:21:40

I love the look of horror on that boy's face when Luisa said she is going to pretend to be his mum grin

Chubfuddler Wed 17-Jul-13 20:21:41

Is that her daughter?

BOF Wed 17-Jul-13 20:21:45

Twigs n pebbly shite!

Bored already.

Back2Two Wed 17-Jul-13 20:22:13

SO much HAIR on these women.

ChippingInHopHopHop Wed 17-Jul-13 20:22:15

Olivia - both creating their own brand - website etc etc

Chosen own teams - well, got who they go to first.

Luissa being rude as usual.

Leah ignoring advice as usual.

Maryz Cote D'Ivoire Wed 17-Jul-13 20:22:25

Jaysus those two are an ad for NOT wearing makeup or having cosmetic treatment.

Two attractive women overdoing it and looking haggish

Chubfuddler Wed 17-Jul-13 20:22:26

Oh dear. Not much delegating going on.

Thanks chipping.
Who got first pick of teams?

BOF Wed 17-Jul-13 20:23:27

Nick appears to have overlooked how rude Luisa was to the graphic designers.

Maryz Cote D'Ivoire Wed 17-Jul-13 20:24:00

I think Leah did better olivia

Chubfuddler Wed 17-Jul-13 20:24:06

They both had a phone and the numbers and had to get to people quick as they could.

bico Wed 17-Jul-13 20:24:09

I think they both got equal chance for teams and it was whomever got through first.

ChippingInHopHopHop Wed 17-Jul-13 20:24:15

They were both given the phone numbers of all the available candidates.

Luissa didn't do very well.

LadyBeagleEyes Wed 17-Jul-13 20:24:32

Hi Olivia.
Put your feet up.
<get's Olivia cushions and a comfy footstool>


Chubfuddler Wed 17-Jul-13 20:24:53

Oh dear.

BOF Wed 17-Jul-13 20:24:58

Highly trained doctors? I thought it was going to be ex-hairdressers under Leah's supervision?

ChippingInHopHopHop Wed 17-Jul-13 20:24:58

Karren looks tired. Maybe Leah could give her a freebie!

PastaBeeandCheese Wed 17-Jul-13 20:25:03

Aren't they rude..... Not a please amongst the pair of them.

Chubfuddler Wed 17-Jul-13 20:25:35

Market research feedback

"I'll let myles explain"

Good idea.

squoosh Wed 17-Jul-13 20:25:37

Her look does not say 'clinical director'.

Bring back Ruth Badger.

RedToothBrush Bosnia-Herzegovina Wed 17-Jul-13 20:25:45

How many of you would trust Leah to be your doctor?

morefalafel Wed 17-Jul-13 20:25:50

Leah is completely missing the moral aspect... as a doctor, when presented with someone saying 'my face is too wrinkly, I am very unhappy' surely she should say 'No. Your face is a normal face. Would you like to talk to someone who can help you with your unhappy thoughts and feelings about your appearance.'

Not, 'Yes love. Your face IS too wrinkly. I can give you xxx procedure which will make me lots of luvverly cash'

Chubfuddler Wed 17-Jul-13 20:27:15

Why hasn't she tied back her hair and put on a white coat? It's terrifying how she smiled at that woman before lunging at her with a syringe.

Oh zee doesn't like Leah. What a surprise.

ChippingInHopHopHop Wed 17-Jul-13 20:27:15

Leah looks much better without a ton of makeup.

BOF Wed 17-Jul-13 20:27:34

I'd feel more comfortable with Leah as a doctor if she tucked that hair under a cap and got rid of the unhygienic fake nails.

LadyBeagleEyes Wed 17-Jul-13 20:27:39

Mind you, I don't think I would fancy Leah as a doctor treating me on a ward.
She's no empathy.

PastaBeeandCheese Wed 17-Jul-13 20:27:50

Not I redtooth. Plus sometimes I look like shit when I'm sick and need a dr. I fear she'd judge me and send me to Niks for not blow drying my hair.

Maryz Cote D'Ivoire Wed 17-Jul-13 20:28:24

Exactly falafel

ChippingInHopHopHop Wed 17-Jul-13 20:28:28

Mind you - at 24 that should be the case!

BOF Wed 17-Jul-13 20:28:56

I see Luisa has taken on board the gender-neutral branding advice then...

blueemerald Wed 17-Jul-13 20:29:32

What does N. I. K. S. stand for? innocent face

RedToothBrush Bosnia-Herzegovina Wed 17-Jul-13 20:29:44

What is she a medical doctor trained in? At 24, would she really have cosmetic surgery as a speciality??

BOF Wed 17-Jul-13 20:29:44

Urgh- cake making next to dusty skirting boards? Yuck.

Chubfuddler Wed 17-Jul-13 20:29:52


Didn't I see on last weeks sneaky peek that Luisa was crying afterwards?
Loving nick's fail to prepare = prepare to fail?

squoosh Wed 17-Jul-13 20:30:34

She's keen to express the warmth of her personality? Good look with that!

BOF Wed 17-Jul-13 20:30:43

No, Red. She's been on a self-funded short course, which anyone can go on.

squoosh Wed 17-Jul-13 20:31:19

Luisa's accent is quite irritating at times, she kids of drones and drawls a bit too much.

Chubfuddler Wed 17-Jul-13 20:31:38

Yes she was

On my notice board during my a levels I pinned up a big sign saying Proper Preparation and Planning Prevents Piss Poor Performance.

I may have been a bit of an arse.

RedToothBrush Bosnia-Herzegovina Wed 17-Jul-13 20:31:38

OOOOO Nerves!

Maryz Cote D'Ivoire Wed 17-Jul-13 20:31:40

Warmth? <shivers>

Back2Two Wed 17-Jul-13 20:31:51

Did anyone used to watch Kenny Everett when his boobs got bigger on every scene?

Leah's hair is like that. It's got a life of it's own.

bico Wed 17-Jul-13 20:31:55

Presentation is a bit pants.

Chubfuddler Wed 17-Jul-13 20:32:09

Oh god don't be excited

squoosh Wed 17-Jul-13 20:32:46

What would a shop owner want with a baking kit for an 11 year old child? Or is she supplying everything?

At 24 you're barely starting our training as a doctor.

oo, questions from the audience.
It's like Question Time. Or Passing Over with that tv medium man. Do you think Neckbeard's dead dad will have a question?

PastaBeeandCheese Wed 17-Jul-13 20:33:20

'I do believe these are realistic figures'. Thanks for confirming that. What a relief.

Chubfuddler Wed 17-Jul-13 20:33:32

I like her dress

blueemerald Wed 17-Jul-13 20:33:42


bico Wed 17-Jul-13 20:33:58

Isn't it pretty standard to do a five year forecast? confused

Chubfuddler Wed 17-Jul-13 20:34:03

Sue you are mean

That's it? Two crappy questions and some simpering?
GCSE Meedja students have to do more <sniffs>

smellsofsick Wed 17-Jul-13 20:34:12

I still don't quite get who she's aiming her products at. Or have I missed something?

Still18atheart Wed 17-Jul-13 20:34:18

Aww bless

But I've heard better speeches

Maryz Cote D'Ivoire Wed 17-Jul-13 20:34:31

Oh dear, numbers aren't her strong point

Chubfuddler Wed 17-Jul-13 20:35:09

Turnover is irrelevant.

Oh bless it wasn't that bad. I've seen much much much worse presentations.

Maryz Cote D'Ivoire Wed 17-Jul-13 20:35:26

Everyone and anyone, smells

bico Wed 17-Jul-13 20:35:27

If I were Luisa I would have done pink, cream and turquoise colouring to broaden its appeal.

BOF Wed 17-Jul-13 20:35:44

Leah's cv says she "trained in Harley Street", which means some quack with an address thete took her money for a two day course. Harley Street is not a medical school.

Enya! And Fakey Stella in her keks, with a RIBBON!

squoosh Wed 17-Jul-13 20:36:05

So does n.i.k.s stand for something? Still a really shit name.

Chubfuddler Wed 17-Jul-13 20:36:14

What is Francesca doing?

smellsofsick Wed 17-Jul-13 20:36:23

Aaah, all becomes clear.

Oooooo ribbon dancing

I can't believe I am willing Luisa on.

Maryz Cote D'Ivoire Wed 17-Jul-13 20:36:26


RedToothBrush Bosnia-Herzegovina Wed 17-Jul-13 20:36:35

See this is the thing for me. Looking for any potential cosmetic surgery, the first questions I'd ask would be whats your experience and would I trust you as my doctor...

And Leah fails miserably on both counts there.

Then to call herself NIKS...

Just no. Its all wrong.

And thinking about wholesale cake making; how many wholesale cake makers will actually be one/two person businesses? So although it seems to be aimed at the home market and thats what she's been hammered for, but actually it would work perfectly for such small businesses...

Chubfuddler Wed 17-Jul-13 20:36:43

Someone is going to ask her what is stands for

bico Wed 17-Jul-13 20:36:55

If she trains for 4 months that means she can only open 3 clinics a year. That doesn't make any sense.

squoosh Wed 17-Jul-13 20:36:56

I think Leah herself might want to relax with the Botox.

BOF Wed 17-Jul-13 20:37:02

So it is going to be ex-hairdressers under her tutelage.

Allthingspretty Wed 17-Jul-13 20:37:16

Can't fault Leahs preaentation or video

Maryz Cote D'Ivoire Wed 17-Jul-13 20:37:22

Northern Ireland Kosmetic Surgery

So no real doctors then?

BOF Wed 17-Jul-13 20:37:27


Four months training?
Well that's alright then. I'm in <proffers forehead>

Chubfuddler Wed 17-Jul-13 20:38:23

No applause for the presentation

Ooh dear

squoosh Wed 17-Jul-13 20:38:27

eeeeeeeek she was a bit snippy with that woman!

TheWysticManker Wed 17-Jul-13 20:38:31

I hate Leah. Shes a fake and dishonest.

Still18atheart Wed 17-Jul-13 20:38:34

Leah has the more professional presentation

Liked the dance at the beginning

Do you need to specialise as a plastic surgeon if your just providing botox peels and injections??

Maryz Cote D'Ivoire Wed 17-Jul-13 20:38:40

Excellent non doctors then?

squoosh Wed 17-Jul-13 20:38:59

She smiles in the same way that Sheldon from the Big Bang Theory smiles, with pain and difficulty.

Allthingspretty Wed 17-Jul-13 20:39:02

Excellenr response to queations from Leah

Chubfuddler Wed 17-Jul-13 20:39:20

Oh ok there is some credibility in that.

smellsofsick Wed 17-Jul-13 20:39:43

I would have preferred a bit of horsey dancing at the beginning but her presentation was stronger.

Passthesaltdear Wed 17-Jul-13 20:40:55

Both Leah and Wabbit do this thing with their eye, where they keep closing it. I'm sitting here practicing it myself now

Chubfuddler Wed 17-Jul-13 20:40:56

Is that it?

Not much effort for a quarter of a million

Chubfuddler Wed 17-Jul-13 20:41:45

They both look dead behind the eyes frankly, then when they are trying to get someone on side they do this massive fake wide eyes smile. Really quite sinister.

squoosh Wed 17-Jul-13 20:41:57

It seemed a bit lack lustre for the end task.

HandMini Wed 17-Jul-13 20:42:19

Leah's presentation definitely stronger.

Could Luisa tell us any more times how PASSIONATE she is about her business. Alright, alright, we get it, you're full of PASSION for fondant icings and sprinkles.

HandMini Wed 17-Jul-13 20:43:01

They both look dead behind the eyes frankly, then when they are trying to get someone on side they do this massive fake wide eyes smile. Really quite sinister.. Yes yes yes

Maryz Cote D'Ivoire Wed 17-Jul-13 20:44:00

Louisa's 3 day delivery would bother me

If I want to Akers I want to do it now. And retail needs quick delivery

HandMini Wed 17-Jul-13 20:44:10

Natalie backtracks hugely on what a bitch Luisa has been throughout.

BOF Wed 17-Jul-13 20:44:35

Did four people come across Luisa during the process? Blimey, that's more than I thought.

HandMini Wed 17-Jul-13 20:44:46

The dance was cringetastic

Chubfuddler Wed 17-Jul-13 20:44:52

Is Natalie angling for a job?

Maryz Cote D'Ivoire Wed 17-Jul-13 20:45:02

Actually, I think Louisa cares about the business.

Leah cares only about the money

RedToothBrush Bosnia-Herzegovina Wed 17-Jul-13 20:45:18

Oh dear... can't want til "your hired" part of the show when they replay Luisa saying she's got all the shit people and they cut to her teams faces...

Maryz Cote D'Ivoire Wed 17-Jul-13 20:45:43

Akers? Bake

HandMini Wed 17-Jul-13 20:46:00

Well, isn't that what Sir Alan wants?

hermioneweasley Wed 17-Jul-13 20:46:27

I can't BEAR Louisa. Her voice is like nails on a blackboard.

squoosh Wed 17-Jul-13 20:46:33

Leah has zero sense of humour, Luisa is a total princess but at least she has spirit.

ChippingInHopHopHop Wed 17-Jul-13 20:46:49

Me too Red, we were just feeling sorry for Jason thinking he was actually 'chosen'.

HandMini Wed 17-Jul-13 20:46:50

Leah's eyebrows are so black.

Still18atheart Wed 17-Jul-13 20:47:04

I agree Maryz.

If your in the middle of making cupcakes and you realise you don't have the cases you want them now not in 3 days time

RedToothBrush Bosnia-Herzegovina Wed 17-Jul-13 20:47:13

Leah is a robot.

Looks like Surralun will be selling pink Wabbit sprinkles so.

hermioneweasley Wed 17-Jul-13 20:47:20

RedToothBrush - that will be hilarious! I think I'd go it alone rather than use Z.

Maryz Cote D'Ivoire Wed 17-Jul-13 20:47:21

Myles is really helping leah

BOF Wed 17-Jul-13 20:47:36

Luisa's full of spunk alright.

Too much?

<gets coat>

Poor Jason

Chubfuddler Wed 17-Jul-13 20:47:49

Oh dear. Leah not going down well

Maryz Cote D'Ivoire Wed 17-Jul-13 20:47:58

Myles has been botoxed

AcrylicPlexiglass Wed 17-Jul-13 20:48:31

I hate Leah for some reason.

squoosh Wed 17-Jul-13 20:48:33

I cannot believe that Luisa went out with little Jordan!

hermioneweasley Wed 17-Jul-13 20:48:48

Louisa's plan has no substance. Her competitors arwn't stupid - she hasn't explained HOW she will manage her stock and dispatch to have availability and delivery that the others don't.

Chubfuddler Wed 17-Jul-13 20:49:01

Oh dear. Leah is talking her way out of winning this.

HandMini Wed 17-Jul-13 20:49:20

How do they manage to keep the result a secret? Surely they filmed all this ages ago....

BOF Wed 17-Jul-13 20:49:21

Luisa probably went down better there, Chub, I agree.

Chubfuddler Wed 17-Jul-13 20:49:29

That is a very good point hermione.

Chubfuddler Wed 17-Jul-13 20:50:46

Karen not keen on Luisa.

scottishmummy France Wed 17-Jul-13 20:51:08

Leah is intractable,doesn't take on feedback
Louisa stronger candidate

hermioneweasley Wed 17-Jul-13 20:51:10

Yes, disagreeing with all the industry experts isn't the way forward! It takes a special self confidence to say "I'm right and everyone else is wrong"

Maryz Cote D'Ivoire Wed 17-Jul-13 20:51:18

I'm sitting here looking at photos of 17 year old dd and her friends and feeling sad that in 5 years' time many of them will be going to companies like Leah's sad

Young women just don't know how beautiful they are

BOF Wed 17-Jul-13 20:51:39

Yes, Hermione- presumably all the existing wholesalers don't set out to be shit, but encounter logistical problems. I'm not sure how Luisa will be any different.

squoosh Wed 17-Jul-13 20:52:04

Where does one buy pink frosted lip gloss like Leah's? 1986?

Arfing at Luisa going down better, Boff

Chubfuddler Wed 17-Jul-13 20:52:19

I don't understand why no one has asked her that.

Allthingspretty Wed 17-Jul-13 20:52:20

MN down MN down

Chubfuddler Wed 17-Jul-13 20:52:44

Put the plug back in Olivia.

hermioneweasley Wed 17-Jul-13 20:53:13

With commercial insights like that, I could be the next Apprentice, but I'm not taking a pay cut to work for Alan bloody Sugar! grin

Maryz Cote D'Ivoire Wed 17-Jul-13 20:53:13

If Leah's is going to be worth so much, why is she selling 50% to siralun for 250,000

BOF Wed 17-Jul-13 20:53:31

Neither of them listen, to be fair.

bico Wed 17-Jul-13 20:53:31

Luisa's three businesses seem a bit of a red herring. L'Sugar will use them as an excuse for Leah to win.

AcrylicPlexiglass Wed 17-Jul-13 20:53:40

No humour
No empathy
Nurse Ratchett type
She will be a shit doctor (unless she is a medical genius who cures people of hideous diseases without having to speak to them).

hermioneweasley Wed 17-Jul-13 20:54:03

Arf at squoosh

Chubfuddler Wed 17-Jul-13 20:54:06

For the start up maryz.

Still18atheart Wed 17-Jul-13 20:54:24

I just feel that Sir Alan will go for Luisa because she's more experienced both in business skills and in her field.

newbiefrugalgal Wed 17-Jul-13 20:54:48

Waffling sir A

Maryz Cote D'Ivoire Wed 17-Jul-13 20:55:22

Actually Acrylic, you are right. I hope Leah wins so no ill patient will ever have to depend on her

hermioneweasley Wed 17-Jul-13 20:55:22

Ooo, Leah has just played the margin card!

If he goes for Leah it will mean that the NHS will be well rid of her.

scottishmummy France Wed 17-Jul-13 20:55:25

I can imagine one would get that ghastly lipgloss at Estée Lauder counter
Granny make up

smellsofsick Wed 17-Jul-13 20:55:27

Good point about the 50%...

Chubfuddler Wed 17-Jul-13 20:55:56

That's what professional indemnity insurance is for.

bico Wed 17-Jul-13 20:56:00

I'm not sure Nick likes Leah.

BOF Wed 17-Jul-13 20:56:01

I think somebody must have farted then.

Still18atheart Wed 17-Jul-13 20:56:12

Final bets being called

newbiefrugalgal Wed 17-Jul-13 20:56:18

I'm guessing Louisa

I think Luisa

hermioneweasley Wed 17-Jul-13 20:56:30

Good point Maryz. Can you imagine being wheeled into a and e and being confronted with a blow up doll? I'd be getting off the gurney and saying "actually, it's not so bad"

Maryz Cote D'Ivoire Wed 17-Jul-13 20:56:38

Fair enough chub, but would a bank not do it?

squoosh Wed 17-Jul-13 20:56:41

'Leah, you're an expert in this field'.

Er, no she isn't!

Chubfuddler Wed 17-Jul-13 20:56:42


smellsofsick Wed 17-Jul-13 20:56:43

£20 on Leah

WipsGlitter Wed 17-Jul-13 20:56:43


bico Wed 17-Jul-13 20:56:45

I think because of Nick I'm going to change my vote for Luisa.

scottishmummy France Wed 17-Jul-13 20:56:48

Margins on medical cosmetic procedures will be high,but potentially litigious

scottishmummy France Wed 17-Jul-13 20:57:09

I think leah


Allthingspretty Wed 17-Jul-13 20:57:13


Maryz Cote D'Ivoire Wed 17-Jul-13 20:57:31


blueemerald Wed 17-Jul-13 20:57:31


How can leah be an industry expert at the grand age of 24??

squoosh Wed 17-Jul-13 20:57:42


smellsofsick Wed 17-Jul-13 20:57:48

Ooo change mind, change mind

Still18atheart Wed 17-Jul-13 20:57:57


hermioneweasley Wed 17-Jul-13 20:57:58

Leah looks like she's going to cry

bico Wed 17-Jul-13 20:58:07

Gosh Leah!

newbiefrugalgal Wed 17-Jul-13 20:58:07

Wish he said no one

scottishmummy France Wed 17-Jul-13 20:58:08

Get on with it

squoosh Wed 17-Jul-13 20:58:10

oh bum.


blueemerald Wed 17-Jul-13 20:58:20

Woo!! Justice for Jason.


BOF Wed 17-Jul-13 20:58:22

OOOH, I wasn't really expecting that!

Allthingspretty Wed 17-Jul-13 20:58:26


smellsofsick Wed 17-Jul-13 20:58:26

Oh pisswizards

scottishmummy France Wed 17-Jul-13 20:58:27

Yay leah

Chubfuddler Wed 17-Jul-13 20:58:28

Get on with it sugar

hermioneweasley Wed 17-Jul-13 20:58:28

How can she be a "fully qualified medical doctor" at the age of 24?

Maryz Cote D'Ivoire Wed 17-Jul-13 20:58:31

I fucking knew it

Money, money, money

hermioneweasley Wed 17-Jul-13 20:58:58

I love the emphasis on medical doctor, in case we thought she was a doctor of hair or lipgloss,

Chubfuddler Wed 17-Jul-13 20:59:00


BOF Wed 17-Jul-13 20:59:08

Luisa fucked it up by proving herself too difficult to work with then.

squoosh Wed 17-Jul-13 20:59:22

I can't believe it either Leah.

BOF Wed 17-Jul-13 20:59:46

Has Leah's lip filler worn off in the taxi?

Maryz Cote D'Ivoire Wed 17-Jul-13 20:59:48

I've just told dd that if she gets lip plumping and Botox at 24 I will disown her

What a fucking waste of money training her. angry

LadyBeagleEyes Wed 17-Jul-13 20:59:55

Not happy with that.

Yeaoh! Gwan ye girl ye!

mousebacon Wed 17-Jul-13 21:00:25

No way!!

olidusUrsus Wed 17-Jul-13 21:01:09

Knew it. Luisa got fuck all air time in comparison.

squoosh Wed 17-Jul-13 21:01:10

They were an odd couple of finalists really.

blueemerald Wed 17-Jul-13 21:01:18

That's a hairdo.

RedToothBrush Bosnia-Herzegovina Wed 17-Jul-13 21:01:20

I think Luisa forgot to do her hair tonight.

Chubfuddler Wed 17-Jul-13 21:01:23

Creator of moshi monsters? So now I know who is responsible for ds's obsession.

Still18atheart Wed 17-Jul-13 21:01:35

Do you think Leah would be able to make it so I had Luisa's boobs in that dress???

Cremolafoam Wed 17-Jul-13 21:01:41


Chubfuddler Wed 17-Jul-13 21:01:44

Her hair looks so much better up.

CajaDeLaMemoria Wed 17-Jul-13 21:02:32

Did anyone else read the times article on them today?

It totally gave that away.

ChippingInHopHopHop Wed 17-Jul-13 21:03:08

MaryZ - my god-daughter is here with me, she's 23, she barely wears makeup let alone thinks about this kind of crap... so there's hope!

scottishmummy France Wed 17-Jul-13 21:03:30

Completely possible to qualify with MBChB and be 24.certainly in Scotland
Where did Leah train

squoosh Wed 17-Jul-13 21:03:54

Oh God, Lorraine's here!

Chubfuddler Wed 17-Jul-13 21:03:55

I don't think Leah is pitching at 24 year olds is she?

ChippingInHopHopHop Wed 17-Jul-13 21:04:08

The counts eyebrows are almost normal tonight. As I suspected, it was totally attention seeking.

olidusUrsus Wed 17-Jul-13 21:05:17

UEA Scottish. Norfolk. She's done her medical degree and think she's an F1/F2, very much doubt she's part of any physicians college yet.

It may be possible to qualify as a doctor, but it hardly makes you an expert does it?

at 24

WetAugust Wed 17-Jul-13 21:05:41

Pretty disgusted that Suralan appeared to have been taken in by the Barbie Doll.

This has been the most disappointing series so far.

Barbie female and weak male candidates.

Not even a good boardroom battle to relive the boredom.

Shame that a @fully qualified doctor' thinks it's acceptable to fritter away their training on this sort of crap

Chubfuddler Wed 17-Jul-13 21:05:53

250,000 isn't enough to start up a manufacturing business.

bico Wed 17-Jul-13 21:06:15

Leah trained in England - UEA and is currently working in A&E in Newham, London where no one apparently recognises her (according to the Evening Standard - London evening paper).

Chubfuddler Wed 17-Jul-13 21:06:57

I don't think she knows who Donald trump is.

WetAugust Wed 17-Jul-13 21:07:25

Relieve (I can spell)

RedToothBrush Bosnia-Herzegovina Wed 17-Jul-13 21:08:04

Come on. We want the clip about choosing the team... don't wimp out Dara!

AcrylicPlexiglass Wed 17-Jul-13 21:08:14

Lord Botox

ChippingInHopHopHop Wed 17-Jul-13 21:08:28

Karren looks weird with her new teeth.

Chubfuddler Wed 17-Jul-13 21:08:29

Here we go

Chubfuddler Wed 17-Jul-13 21:09:02

Leah has put on more and more make up through this.

CajaDeLaMemoria Wed 17-Jul-13 21:09:09

My DP has just pointed out how phallic shaped the top of Luisa's dress is, and now I can't stop laughing at him. It's a bizarre upside down shape.

Also that guy is doing a rubbish job of not looking downhher top.

ChippingInHopHopHop Wed 17-Jul-13 21:10:27

Alan isn't going to be a very good ad for his new business is he???

squoosh Wed 17-Jul-13 21:10:29

Yep, Karren's new teeth are quite startling! What was wrong with the old ones??

RedToothBrush Bosnia-Herzegovina Wed 17-Jul-13 21:10:55


Chubfuddler Wed 17-Jul-13 21:11:08

I don't think Jason would work with you

Chubfuddler Wed 17-Jul-13 21:11:27

Er yes you did

squoosh Wed 17-Jul-13 21:11:52

Jason was useless though.

Chubfuddler Wed 17-Jul-13 21:12:59

He was but he's so sweet

And he's right courage does come in many forms

yournotfat Wed 17-Jul-13 21:13:10

Lorraine looks awful, what has she done? She looks so old.

Maryz Cote D'Ivoire Wed 17-Jul-13 21:13:23

He may have been useless but at least he's nice.

I'm glad she has apologised

Still18atheart Wed 17-Jul-13 21:13:27

Haha Caja. The line of her cleavage really doesn't help.

bico Wed 17-Jul-13 21:13:43

Luisa (or to give her her real name Louisa) is coming across very well.

Maryz Cote D'Ivoire Wed 17-Jul-13 21:14:14

Have I mentioned how much I love Dara?

Chubfuddler Wed 17-Jul-13 21:14:16

Oh bless that she said sorry and her mum told her off

squoosh Wed 17-Jul-13 21:14:38

The cleavage line gives a nice urethra detailing!

Still18atheart Wed 17-Jul-13 21:14:50

I loved Jason. He seemed like the loveliest of the bunch.

squoosh Wed 17-Jul-13 21:14:56

I love Dara too!

Chubfuddler Wed 17-Jul-13 21:15:13

I said this. You don't have to be a nasty ball buster to succeed

scottishmummy France Wed 17-Jul-13 21:15:31

Medical training is arduous and nhs is hierarchical career
If its not for leah she might as well bale out if heart not in it
Clearly her interest is in cosmetic procedures

Maryz Cote D'Ivoire Wed 17-Jul-13 21:16:05

You know I'm warming to Louisa. I still hate Leah and I don't think I'll change

Maryz Cote D'Ivoire Wed 17-Jul-13 21:16:58

No sm, Leah's interest is in money

Nice apology (I am two minutes behind - only just realised...)

amigababy Wed 17-Jul-13 21:17:49

Jason for TV, go Jason!

olidusUrsus Wed 17-Jul-13 21:17:53

Yy Maryz. Hippocratic oath my arse.

mttum Wed 17-Jul-13 21:18:12

Yawn, have I missed anything? Best candidate isn't even in it.

RedToothBrush Bosnia-Herzegovina Wed 17-Jul-13 21:18:16

Yah with a face like that, you can see shes passionate and believes in cosmetic procedures.

However that would also be another reason I wouldn't use that clinic... not a good advert if you look like you've potentially had tonnes of work done!

squoosh Wed 17-Jul-13 21:18:18

Why do audience members stare at themselves in the ceiling monitors??

Chubfuddler Wed 17-Jul-13 21:18:24

So am I laura.

In business I think being interested in money is probably quite a good thing maryz

bico Wed 17-Jul-13 21:18:43

Lorraine looks a bit tired and old probably because Luisa must have got her make up done first and they'd run out by the time they got to Lorraine.

scottishmummy France Wed 17-Jul-13 21:20:27

Woah,leah like anyone else who's a graduate can chose her own path
Many professional degrees have high attrition,certainly teaching does
If leah knows her interest is elsewhere why slog it out f1 etc?

Maryz Cote D'Ivoire Wed 17-Jul-13 21:20:37

Karen has been botoxed. And teethed. No wonder she likes Leah.

I loathed Luisa most of the the way through but changed my mind. She has a lot of strength.
Leah has no redeeming features. I dislike her and her motives.

Karen might be hoping for a discount.

scottishmummy France Wed 17-Jul-13 21:21:47

Karren does look different

Chubfuddler Wed 17-Jul-13 21:22:09

Alex has changed his hair that's why his eyebrows look less severe. It looks better like that.

Still18atheart Wed 17-Jul-13 21:22:12

YY count dracula's eyebrows seem more normal tonight

mttum Wed 17-Jul-13 21:23:29

Don't get me started on Karen! If Nick had said last week how pleased he was that Sugar had chosen two men for the final there would have been an outcry (quite rightly). Sugar should fire her.

Chubfuddler Wed 17-Jul-13 21:23:35

Don't sit in front of Jordan. Or next to him.

Maryz Cote D'Ivoire Wed 17-Jul-13 21:23:51

Jordan was such good comedy value.

How did we miss him?

Chubfuddler Wed 17-Jul-13 21:24:07

He's not seeing the funny side is he

YY to better non-Dracula hair. Eyebrows look almost normal.

Maryz Cote D'Ivoire Wed 17-Jul-13 21:24:43

Bollocks. Bright my arse

bico Wed 17-Jul-13 21:25:00

I still miss Margaret.

WhirlyByrd Wed 17-Jul-13 21:26:12

OMG Louisa is wearing the MN scarf. I had her pegged as a nethun

olidusUrsus Wed 17-Jul-13 21:26:35

Me too sad I love Magga.

Still18atheart Wed 17-Jul-13 21:26:40

Who's the blonde sat next to Jordan?

Maryz Cote D'Ivoire Wed 17-Jul-13 21:27:08

I don't really want to watch this

RedToothBrush Bosnia-Herzegovina Wed 17-Jul-13 21:27:16

Bloody Hell.

What IS she wearing?!

squoosh Wed 17-Jul-13 21:27:25

Goodness that dress is.......is.................is........is....

BOF Wed 17-Jul-13 21:27:39

She doesn't get Dara's jokes...

bico Wed 17-Jul-13 21:27:50

Leah has had so much botox she is struggling to smile or it least her smile doesn't meet her eyes.

Chubfuddler Wed 17-Jul-13 21:28:00

I hate that frosty lipstick

And I don't like that frock much either

yournotfat Wed 17-Jul-13 21:28:03

Wtaf is she wearing?

ScrambledSmegs Netherlands Wed 17-Jul-13 21:28:05

Christ. That dress. My eyes.


Maryz Cote D'Ivoire Wed 17-Jul-13 21:28:29

I spose red is better than shiny pink. But the hair is so overdone

They didn't seem terribly bright to me this year. More shiny and polished maybe.

Chubfuddler Wed 17-Jul-13 21:28:49

Just to round things off at this point Leah tells him she's pregnant

She looks like she's blown all the money on all that fake hair. Yack.

bico Wed 17-Jul-13 21:28:55

She looks like Barbie with that dress and hair.

ScrambledSmegs Netherlands Wed 17-Jul-13 21:29:15

Is her lipstick orange? I can't quite tell against that fluro-nightmare of a frock.

yournotfat Wed 17-Jul-13 21:29:15

Her hair looks ridiculous.

Maryz Cote D'Ivoire Wed 17-Jul-13 21:29:16

Please tell me she hasn't had her boobs done

Waiting to see the dress... (still two minutes behind)

Chubfuddler Wed 17-Jul-13 21:29:45

He can't remember why now

WhirlyByrd Wed 17-Jul-13 21:29:47

The bottom of her hair looks... Interesting

Still18atheart Wed 17-Jul-13 21:29:53

that dress is blinding.

ChippingInHopHopHop Wed 17-Jul-13 21:29:57

Bloody awful isn't it!

olidusUrsus Wed 17-Jul-13 21:30:07

She looks like a spaniel in a dress.

<<meow>> grin

WetAugust Wed 17-Jul-13 21:30:17

How on earth does Leah think that the way she looks is attractive?

To me it's just shallow and plastic.

'The gift she has?' Really Karen? REALLY?

Still18atheart Wed 17-Jul-13 21:31:30

She's reminding me of a Barbie doll I had

RedToothBrush Bosnia-Herzegovina Wed 17-Jul-13 21:31:32

Think of Leah when she gets to Karen's age...

That is a fucking horrible dress.

squoosh Wed 17-Jul-13 21:32:38

She needs to stop saying 'passionate'.

Maryz Cote D'Ivoire Wed 17-Jul-13 21:32:49


Dr Leah.



Clinical excellence my arse

Chubfuddler Wed 17-Jul-13 21:33:05

Not keeping the name niks funny that

A change of heart when he waved the cheque for 250 grand under her nose

ChippingInHopHopHop Wed 17-Jul-13 21:33:10

olidus that is really insulting.

My spaniel would not be seen dead looking like that!

Still18atheart Wed 17-Jul-13 21:33:26

At least she's got the guts to wear it without being fake tanned

squoosh Wed 17-Jul-13 21:33:26

Would never guess she was still only 24. She looks like one of the Real Housewives of Beverly Hills.

She does that horrible slow blink thing. Like a dolly.

BOF Wed 17-Jul-13 21:33:55

Ooh, so now she is saying that it will be run by doctors. Interesting.

Chubfuddler Wed 17-Jul-13 21:34:08

Dara so reads these threads

Back2Two Wed 17-Jul-13 21:34:11

In real life Leah used to be a lovely looking girl/woman (saw her on that The Last Five when they look at old photos and stuff)

I could almost weep for her now....she looks like Barbara Cartland already.

RedToothBrush Bosnia-Herzegovina Wed 17-Jul-13 21:34:17

GO LORRAINE! Fab question.

Maryz Cote D'Ivoire Wed 17-Jul-13 21:34:29

She won't give 40 years

scottishmummy France Wed 17-Jul-13 21:34:34

Kerching!lorraine...isn't the money

Chubfuddler Wed 17-Jul-13 21:34:43

Ah so you reckons she might go back. Fair enough. She did say she had an exit strategy.

olidusUrsus Wed 17-Jul-13 21:34:45

Oh crap sorry. No offence to any spaniels anywhere! Just her hair reminded me of a spaniel's luxurious ears wink

makingdoo Wed 17-Jul-13 21:35:05

Everyone is entitled to their opinion and I'm biased as Leah is a friend of a friend but there's no need to be so mean!!

Wouldn't it be boring if we all looked and thought the same!

Leah is a smart girl and will use her brains to make a future for herself. What's wrong with that?!

RedToothBrush Bosnia-Herzegovina Wed 17-Jul-13 21:35:23

the evidence is


ChippingInHopHopHop Wed 17-Jul-13 21:35:25

Trout face.

yournotfat Wed 17-Jul-13 21:35:55

She must have had to search a long time for such an awful frock.
She looks cheap and totally unprofessional. I wouldn't let her near my face.

olidusUrsus Wed 17-Jul-13 21:36:27

Nothing making. But the future she's making for herself involves exploiting vulnerable people for the sake of profit.

squoosh Wed 17-Jul-13 21:36:30

She must have decided that the natural look she sported on the show was a bit too low key for tonight's main event. wink

WhirlyByrd Wed 17-Jul-13 21:36:30

But cosmetic surgery is about making everyone look the same. Get rid of all the wrinkles and look plastic fantastic

scottishmummy France Wed 17-Jul-13 21:36:32

Oh behave if mn didn't opine in case someone pal of pal got huff,we'd discuss no one

Maryz Cote D'Ivoire Wed 17-Jul-13 21:36:37

Siralun's experts have talked sternly to her

BeaLola Wed 17-Jul-13 21:37:13

What is Leah wearing ? It's horrendous .... And the scary thing - I'd rather look like Siralan at 60 plus than Leah does at 24

BOF Wed 17-Jul-13 21:37:14

She must be boiling under those lights with all that hair round her face. I feel sweaty just looking at her.

AcrylicPlexiglass Wed 17-Jul-13 21:37:20

Her facial expressions really do look constrained by botox and fillers. She's not a good advert for her trade at all!

FriendofDorothy Wed 17-Jul-13 21:37:56

I am a few minutes behind, but that dress is fucking vile. At least she has brushed her hair though, even if she does look like a Girl's World.

RedToothBrush Bosnia-Herzegovina Wed 17-Jul-13 21:37:56

Wouldn't it be boring if we all looked and thought the same!

Well yes exactly. What do you think cosmetic surgery is essentially all about though... making everyone confirm to a very specific set of 'ideals' in terms of looks... therefore aiming to make everyone look the same!!!

Maryz Cote D'Ivoire Wed 17-Jul-13 21:38:28

Loud Lloyd. grin

WetAugust Wed 17-Jul-13 21:38:30

Suralan is drooling sad

ChippingInHopHopHop Wed 17-Jul-13 21:38:31

MakingDoo - do have a word with her and tell her to stop injecting her lips!

and please ask her what she thought she was doing wearing that fugly dress

olidusUrsus Wed 17-Jul-13 21:38:55

I know Red, ironic isn't it!?

Chubfuddler Wed 17-Jul-13 21:39:26

She was a bit of a cow bag about the pot pourri

BOF Wed 17-Jul-13 21:41:05

So will the procedures be done by "nurse practitioners", or by doctors? confused

Chubfuddler Wed 17-Jul-13 21:41:12

He did look stunned by this onslaught

Maryz Cote D'Ivoire Wed 17-Jul-13 21:41:22

I have to hand over the ipad.

Sue, what thread are you on next now this is over?

squoosh Wed 17-Jul-13 21:41:31

The Miss World smile is quite disconcerting.

olidusUrsus Wed 17-Jul-13 21:41:38

My favourite thing about Leah is how she reallly slowwss downn when she wants you to payy attentionnn. "I am sooooo passssssionaaaaaaaaaate".

Chubfuddler Wed 17-Jul-13 21:46:01

Cloughy indeed

makingdoo Wed 17-Jul-13 21:47:00

Olidus I don't agree that cosmetic surgery exploits vulnerable people. Some certainly but not all and there's no evidence that this is how Leah's business will work.

Scottishmummy I didn't huff I merely offered my opinion as part of this discussion. I just thought some personal attacks where a bit mean IMO

Cosmetic surgery isn't about everyone looking the same IMO. It's not my cup of tea but each to their own. I do think Leah is too young and doesn't need it.

>>steps back out of thread <<

I will mention that dress wasn't her best idea

ChippingInHopHopHop Wed 17-Jul-13 21:47:48

I'm turning the laptop off now, it's generating FAR FAR too much heat!

Thanks for the company everyone - see you on other threads!

Still18atheart Wed 17-Jul-13 21:52:41

I loved Tom. Best candidate ever IMO

BOF Wed 17-Jul-13 21:53:53

I'm trying to get on the a-list lookalikes site, but it has crashed...

yournotfat Wed 17-Jul-13 21:55:47

I wish she would stop simpering.

amigababy Wed 17-Jul-13 21:57:02

that little in-screen bit was dreadful, what was she doing?

Chubfuddler Wed 17-Jul-13 21:57:18

Lord sugar looks like he really can't be arsed anymore

nametakenagain Wed 17-Jul-13 21:58:39

The slow blink thing is like a lizard, which is why its so offputting. Weeks, weeks, I tell you, it's taken for me to figure that out!

EmmaBemma Wed 17-Jul-13 21:58:45

Leah has successfully made herself look at least 10 years older. Still, it's a look a lot of women like and aspire to. She's an intelligent woman and I think her business model is good. She'll coin it in, no doubt.

bico Wed 17-Jul-13 21:58:45

Is this the tenth series? I wonder if L'Sugar will be involved next year or whether they will get someone else like Duncan Ballantyne?

bico Wed 17-Jul-13 22:00:08

Most people in their 40s look back at themselves in their 20s and wish that their 20s self had known how beautiful they were. Leah won't have that problem. Her 40s self will look back at her 20s self and think that she has been in her 40s for 20 years!

nametakenagain Wed 17-Jul-13 22:12:36

Emmabemma Its a look women aspire to? Really? Based on what? And thats before I ask why.

I was thinking (like others on this thread it seems) that she was a bit misguided, and didn't realise that the natural 24 year old usually looks great..

squoosh Wed 17-Jul-13 22:15:51

Emmabemma is right, it is a look that a lot of women aspire too. I'd call it a generic American porn star/weather girl (depending on my mood) type look. Platinum hair, pouty lips, tanned skin etc.

WetAugust Wed 17-Jul-13 22:17:36

I agree with Emma - it is a look that a lot of young girls seem to aspire to. You only have to spend a short time in a shopping centre to see late teens / 20s with big block eyebrows, inches of slap and big hair.

It's not a look that I like.

Maryz Cote D'Ivoire Wed 17-Jul-13 22:35:00

I blame Katie Price.

Until she appeared on the tv, it didn't occur to anyone that their lips should look as though they had been punched in the mouth.

Maryz Cote D'Ivoire Wed 17-Jul-13 22:35:50

Jaysus, if you watch BBC NornIron, nothing this exciting has happened, ever grin

legoqueen Wed 17-Jul-13 22:41:54

I'm still reeling at norniron's response to Lorraine that her driver for starting the business is to protect vulnerable young girls from the unscrupulous...really!!

Maryz Cote D'Ivoire Wed 17-Jul-13 22:46:54

Well, the bit that got me was the one where she was saying she would train a manager for three months, leave them to it and move to another clinic in order to be able to open 9 in two years hmm

So not really "Dr Leah" led then?


Pixiepie Wed 17-Jul-13 23:07:19

Well i didnt like either business plan. I just cant believe it that they leave it to the end to tell what their plans are. Surely it destroys the whole process. It then doesnt become about their talent but about their plan. Te guy that lied [ cant remember his name but he had other partners] what a complete waste that was. Someone could have taken his place. Seriously flawed process. Its not about their ability at the end its about their business plan?? Just seems silly to me.

SwedishEdith Wed 17-Jul-13 23:12:08

Leah's mother looked more youthful than Leah - her face, at least, actually moved

Pixiepie Wed 17-Jul-13 23:15:30

Yeah leah looked fake.

Maryz Cote D'Ivoire Wed 17-Jul-13 23:18:59

Yes Pixie.

I presume, though, that siralun knows the business plans and takes that into consideration when firing earlier. Which is a bit of a cheat.

I preferred it when he had to employ them. It was much more about the people.

The guy that lied (Jordan). They knew. They also knew it would make good telly. And they were short of good people this year, in my opinion. Which could be because 250,000 isn't a huge amount of money any more, not if you have to give away 50% of your business.

mrslyman Thu 18-Jul-13 00:55:15

Hmm, watched this earlier on delay and just thought I'd take a look at the thread. Feeling slightly disappointed at the amount of sneeriness and bitching about Leah's appearance.

katieks Thu 18-Jul-13 01:37:45

She had a company before apprentice?? See http://www.londonderrysentinel.co.uk/news/local-woman-s-cosmetic-medicine-company-expands-1-4820044

katieks Thu 18-Jul-13 01:38:13

The article mentioned above was from Feb 2013

cafecito Thu 18-Jul-13 02:11:47

I had to watch on iplayer. I am totally horrified that Leah won. The market already has excellent doctor - run practices where the founders still treat their clients. There was no need for this. It is mass produced, terrifying promotion on BBC prime time TV of a service which, if you want it, you will find it. The industry needs regulating but the fact Leah's brain was devoid of this throughout until 'you're hired' means this wasn't even her consideration, rather she spoke of nurse practitioners, and not doing the procedures herself. It saddens me that so many people will now deem this to be normalised - it's fine to choose it yourself, sure, but to fund this with licence payer money to advertise and promote it, makes me feel really sick actually. I am ashamed to be a medic if we churn out plastic fake money obsessed wannabe barbie clones, the type who go to medical school to make themselves look good not to help people. I am not happy at all with the result. Her face is also overfilled, even her cheeks. Scary.

cafecito Thu 18-Jul-13 02:14:53

Luisa is a more driven business woman, a much more genuine character I felt, someone to fill a real hole in the market. I am disappointed. If I were on the apprentice in a medical capacity I would want to fund a safety device or something of utility- this is just very depressing.

Back2Two Thu 18-Jul-13 08:20:23

To be fair mrslyman she has won £250k to invest in the "beauty" business and she herself says she's the first to admit how important looks (image) are to her. Discussing her looks in this context seems a fair discussion.

She's 24 years old. To me, she looks like a 35year old woman who is trying very hard to look younger, but is, in fact just looking very fake.

I'm genuinely puzzled and amazed and shocked and a bit horrified if her "look" is what young women are "aspiring" to. It's no longer about looking "youthful" as it is for my generation ....it's about looking fake and in a very stereotypically sexualised way.

She's going into the non-surgical treatments business and I suppose she's already having treatments herself. She is now a major role model for young girls and women.

Luisa tweeted yesterday that (to paraphrase) a page 3 model was a better role model for her children than a non-working mother as the page 3 model made £££.....Now we have this wonderful example of how a young woman with brains and 7years of training to be a Dr can best use her skills and knowledge. And this is how.....to help other girls to look just as she does. She is obsessed with her looks this much is obvious by looking at her.

This is what The Apprentice has shown us that women can excel in. Looking like this (nearly all the women on the apprentice looked like Barbie dolls) and working in this industry so that other girls can obsess about their looks and image too. It warrants discussion.

FriendofDorothy Thu 18-Jul-13 08:22:04

It was a disappointing result. I still can't believe he picked someone who wears so much lip-gloss that it looked like spunk. Bleurgh.

Chubfuddler Thu 18-Jul-13 08:24:17

It warrants discussion but only so we can ensure we articulate the right messages to our daughters (and our sons). I mean look at Jordan - yes she's a successful loaded business woman. Would I want my daughter to follow a similar path? Hell no.

maybemyrtle Thu 18-Jul-13 08:24:38

It costs the NHS far more than £250k to train a doctor for 7 years. What an absolute waste of money.

Chubfuddler Thu 18-Jul-13 08:25:47

I mean does anyone seriously think that Luisa and Leah are role models that young women are likely to want to emulate? I don't know any girls in their late teens/early twenties who doll themselves up in such a plastic way.

FriendofDorothy Thu 18-Jul-13 08:36:48

This series of The Apprentice seems particularly bad for this Barbie-doll woman thhing. Previous series have seen much quirkier contestants like the one who worse the berets all the time and Ruth Badger.

Back2Two Thu 18-Jul-13 08:37:07

Well that's encouraging chub
I hope not.

Back2Two Thu 18-Jul-13 08:42:51

I've never watched a series of The Apprentice before and I was literally fascinated by the women. I have since been assured that they are not representative of business women and entrepreneurial types.

Still, Jordan is the original version. She was an attractive woman and was young. She chose to start the "turning back time" procedures in her twenties and turned herself into a Barbie. She was touted as being very savvy and clever and a true business woman. The emotional intelligence of distorting your looks in your early twenties needs to be looked at.

Chubfuddler Thu 18-Jul-13 08:44:59

Judith woods in the telegraph this morning has SO been reading these threads. She even calls her Norn Iron.

Chubfuddler Thu 18-Jul-13 08:46:57

And apparently Norn Iron is a bit horrified by her pouty face staring on the show and hadn't realised how she was coming across. So it's sad if she felt she had to be like that to win the show, but hopefully she isn't really like that.

mrslyman Thu 18-Jul-13 09:18:47

Fair enough to comment that you don't like her look, but it's the whole dismissal of anything else that these women have to offer on the basis that they apparently choose a 'barbie doll' look that irks me.

Elliptic5 Thu 18-Jul-13 09:20:01

Verrrrry late to this thread, but Dr Leah? - sounds like a sex therapy clnic to me grin

Chubfuddler Thu 18-Jul-13 09:42:28

I don't think is rejecting anything they have to offer on the basis of how they look.

musicalmum40 Thu 18-Jul-13 09:52:54

Cafecito I was being naive - do you mean that at her age Leah ahs already had fillers?!!!

Eliza22 Thu 18-Jul-13 10:00:27

I don't much like either of them though, in the "after" show with Dara O'Brien I was pleased to see Luisa's apology to Jason.

Leah, surely, at 24 is a very newly qualified doctor? I think it's a shame that someone goes through their medical training and almost immediately on qualifying, wants to go into a private, money making cosmetic procedures clinic. If I was contemplating major cosmetic changes, I'd want someone with more experience though, to be fair, the procedures in her N I K S outfit, are very basic.

Not impressed.

Eliza22 Thu 18-Jul-13 10:07:50

Leah's looks? Well, it's a personal thing, I guess but if I'd been desperately sick on a ward somewhere, I'd not care what she looked like, but then she's not that kind of doctor, is she? She's what my grandad would have called a "dolly bird" and I'd find her manner rather off putting, if she were my GP. All that lip gloss and frizzy, porn star candy floss hair. No. Not for me.

The Apprentice, years ago, used to have a real mix of candidates. Clever young people, more in tune with their ideas and business clout than they appear to be now.

I wanted Neil to win.

Openyourheart Thu 18-Jul-13 10:09:27

I'm actually quite envious of Leah - Very intelligent, very driven and massively confident. I'm sure she will be a very rich and successful woman. But yes, it is a shame that the NHS will be short of a doctor but obviously, like many many other people, she is more interested in business than social good.