Shaynna Blaze wins Celebrity Apprentice Australia 2021
The winner of Celebrity Apprentice Australia has been revealed after a nail-biting finale.
Shaynna Blaze was awarded the title, defeating Ross Noble to take out the crown.
The Block star raised an incredible $470,000 during the season for her charity, Voice of Change.
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“I’m so elated to have been able to raise so much money for Voice of Change. The money raised will go such a long way to creating more awareness of the seriousness of family violence, and hopefully, acting as a voice of change," Shaynna said.
“It’s been such a whirlwind experience throughout the series, and Ross was such a deserving, creative finalist. I’m glad we, and all the other Celebrities were able to do so much for our chosen charities."
Shaynna hosted a gala dinner, auctioning off big ticket items to her high-profile guests and even performed a song she’d written especially for the occasion.
Meanwhile, Ross opted for a vastly different approach to the challenge in a way that only he could – staging a bank heist experience for guests, complete with explosions, getaway cars, and more.
During the final boardroom showdown with Lord Sugar, Ross appeared to get emotional as he revealed what a win would mean for him.
"It's very personal to me, as my wife and I, we lost our house in a bushfire and the Red Cross actually supported us. Now I want to support them," he said.
Ultimately it was Shaynna who was able to raise $326,000 from the final task to Ross’ $83,500, gaining an additional $100,000 in prize money as the winner of the series.
Shaynna and Lord Sugar's rocky relationship
Last week, Shaynna spoke out after Lord Sugar said she had a ‘face like a slapped a***’ on radio.
Lord Sugar made the comments on Nova’s Fitzy and Wippa last week, after Wippa said “I smiled a lot more than Shaynna did” while talking about the Celebrity Apprentice boardroom.
The reality show boss replied saying: “She’s got a face like a slapped arse, doesn’t she.”
Appearing on the Fitzy and Wippa show to address the comments, Shaynna said that while Lord Sugar and Channel Nine have apologised, she’s keen to have the conversation about commenting on people’s appearance “just for cheap laughs”.
“I think you can give the excuse of ‘that’s a British term’ if you’re coming to another country you need to read the term in another country,” Shaynna said.
“We’ve gone past that. The world isn’t like that anymore. The other side of it is that by not calling them out publicly or straight away you’re enabling it and meaning they can feel they can get away with it. “
She went on to say that Lord Sugar apologised over email “in his own way” telling her that he was “a bit jetlagged” and explaining to her that the term is a saying in the UK.
Shaynna replied to the email asking him to donate to her chosen charity on the show, Voice of Change, an organisation that aims to “tell stories of family violence – through mediums including film, music, exhibitions, live theatre, fine arts and role play including film, music, exhibitions, live theatre, fine arts and role play."
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