'The Apprentice' Season 10 Winner: Brandy Kuentzel is Hired

the apprentice winner Brandy Kuentzel
the apprentice winner Brandy Kuentzel

For one man and one woman hit hard by the economy, it all came down to tonight: 'The Apprentice' season 10 finale. Brandy Kuentzel heard, "You're hired!"

"I'm honestly just digesting it all," Brandy told AOL Jobs. "I was preparing myself for Clint to win. Now I go home and pack and wait for the call."

The two-part finale had contestants planning large scale events at the Trump National Golf Course in Westchester, N.Y. Brandy managed a golf tournament with Kathy Griffin for entertainment; Clint Robertson planned a gala headlined by Liza Minnelli.

Part Two opened with Clint's team fixing a misspelled celebrity name in the nick of time. Even so, Ivanka Trump expressed concern with Clint's ability to lead in addition to delegate after checking in on him.

Over at Team Brandy, VIPs, including former NFL and NHL players, hit the golf course. Her first error, sending the photographer to the wrong golf course, was remedied. Her second error placed Donald Trump in a golf threesome. In a scramble format, three players is a disadvantage. Brandy picked up the slack and scored MSNBC hosts Mika Brzezinski and Joe Scarborough to join him. Kathy Griffin took to the golf course to add some sass to the event. Ivanka praised the golfer photos branded with Trump National, but later Brandy took heat for poor quality golf merchandise as prizes.

As the gala started, flow through the buffet line was an issue. Don Jr. shot a look implying concern with Clint's ability to feed more than 500 people in an hour. But he did it with time to spare. He emceed the event with his Texas accent and a lot of "Y'all"s. Later, he would be questioned about a lack of "polish" in his approach, which was actually just genuine "Texas." The classic tune 'New York, New York' and a standing ovation closed out Liza's show.

Both finalists felt like winners. But there could only be one. In the boardroom, four of the six ex-contestants preferred Brandy as a leader. The finalists, both former attorneys, had to prove their cases. Clint ran down his resume. Brandy did not. Clint said, "I'm a CEO in a box." Brandy said, "I would love the chance to work alongside Ivanka, Don, or Eric, the next generation [of Trumps]."

Brandy told AOL Jobs before the final boardroom, she and Clint were given 15 supervised minutes to surf the Internet and find out where they would want to be in the Trump Organization. Clint chose golf real estate and spoke of hotels and resorts. Brandy didn't need to go online; she already knew.

And so season 10 of 'The Apprentice' ended with Trump announcing, "Clint, you're fired! Brandy, congratulations. I look forward to having you as the Apprentice."