What do you get when you take The Apprentice
, a grand and prolonged job interview for billionaire business magnate Donald Trump, and replace him with one of the richest hip-hop moguls in the country? You get VH1's newest reality show I Want to Work for Diddy
Diddy may not be the Donald, but the rapper, record producer, actor, and clothing designer is not doing shabbily on the business end himself, amassing an estimated net worth of $346 million in 2006. Moreover, unlike Trump who might only be famous for his hairdo, Diddy is a multiple Grammy winner and once dated Jennifer Lopez.
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In true Apprentice
fashion, I Want to Work for Diddy
job-seekers as they compete to land the job of their dreams: assistant to Sean “Diddy” Combs. Each week, they will go through rigorous challenges, emotional, physical, and mental to earn the coveted post. It is the ultimate job interview, as it were. Diddy has been known for changing his name several times (Puff Daddy, then P. Diddy, then finally Diddy) but only one person in the end stands to get the chance to call him “boss” and that is where I Want to Work for Diddy
It was said that Diddy owes much of his success to the troop of assistants he has, but now that his empire, which includes a self-titled clothing line and a hit record label, is growing too fast, he realizes the need to find a new member to his support team. I Want to Work for Diddy
, then, becomes a boot camp for die-hard Diddy fans to be the rapper's personal assistant. The challenges can range from leaving the contestants in a dark, remote forest and make them find their way home to locating a missing blackberry in 24 hours.
I Want to Work for Diddy
premieres on August 4 at 9pm on VH1.
-Glenn Diaz, BuddyTV Staff Columnist
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