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There's no way of (Sir) Sugaring the truth as it's about to come out in the interview..The Apprentice Thread:the interview thread

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Allthingspretty Wed 10-Jul-13 18:28:01

No can will be left unopened
No stone will be left unturned
As Mulder would say the truth is out there

So come on in!

limitedperiodonly Fri 12-Jul-13 13:26:42

Does she tie her hair back? I'd be put off at finding a broken off extension in my frosting.

That would be just one of many things that would put me off setting foot in Luisa's shop.

Where is it btw? I don't want to go, I just want to know.

limitedperiodonly Fri 12-Jul-13 13:28:57

Found it. she's so punchable, isn't she?

wordfactory Fri 12-Jul-13 13:29:06

Luisa's shop is in St Albans. It is called Dixie's Cupcakes.

I saw her the other day having her nails done. She is revolting !!!!

Maryz Fri 12-Jul-13 14:03:29

I'm with you Not4.

I struggle with the idea of doctors wasting their hard-earned skills on cosmetic surgery rather than real medicine. And making money from it hmm

limitedperiodonly Fri 12-Jul-13 14:31:52

I have botox and fillers. I prefer to use a proper doctor and don't fret about her bank balance or the thousands of pounds of public money that's been spent on her training.

I'd be surprised if Sugar went for it. Too much scope for 'Sugar wrecked my face' stories. But you never know.

wordfactory Fri 12-Jul-13 19:00:51

DS pointed out to me this afternoon that whilst it's great to have two women in the final, it's a bit 'stereotyplical' that they're trying to flog botox and cup cakes!

He's only 13!

RussiansOnTheSpree Fri 12-Jul-13 19:04:56

Actually, neither of the women in the final are trying to break into sectors dominated by women. The ultimate customers of their businesses would likely be women (although certainly not 100%) but their competitors are probably more likely to be men than women. I know that's true of most sectors but it is quite pronounced in cosmetic surgery and manufacturing.

limitedperiodonly Fri 12-Jul-13 19:56:03

Never thought about before russians but you're right.

My botox doctor is a woman. Now I think about it, we've had conversations about the preponderance of men in the injectable and invasive surgery cosmetic industry and we've agreed that some, but not all, male practitioners may not be the best people to go to.

There's a big dollop of her agreeing with anything I say as the paying customer. But I don't think it's all lies.

We've had bitching sessions about a male surgeon we both know, for different professional reasons, who asked me if I had children and when I said no, said I could come back to him to fix my abdomen and breasts after pregnancy had wrecked them.

If I had been thinking of going to him that was the point where I mentally scored through his name. There were other reasons too.

I've no idea about cupcakes. I avoid them because they make my teeth go 'zing'.

RussiansOnTheSpree Fri 12-Jul-13 20:03:13

If Leah wasn't such a walking advert for the folly of what she is peddling, I'd think it was good to see a woman going into this business. I had to have placcy surgery (proper scalpel stuff, but not on my face) after being in a serious car crash. My dad had to have it on his face. Not cosmetic, just, really, fixing (he didn't go through the windscreen but something came through it so he got a hell of a lot of glass embedded in his face, also his glasses were smashed to they were in there too, it was a right old mess, the surgeon did a wonderful job). All the people we saw were men. It would have been lovely for me, especially, to have had a woman surgeon, or registrar, etc. There is a huge need for proper plastic surgery. Leah could do that. But no. she wants to turn a quick buck by transforming people into Barbie.

RussiansOnTheSpree Fri 12-Jul-13 20:05:37

It's not cupcakes per se, it's manufacturing that is male dominated. As I understand it, Luisa wants to have a factory, and most factories aren't owned by women. Even though cup cakes as a retail proposition are very probably more female heavy in the selling effort. I don't eat them either, you'd have to travel further than I'm prepared to go to get a vegan cupcake.

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