Leah Totton wins The Apprentice

Leah Totton was hired by Lord Alan Sugar on 'The Apprentice' last night (17.07.13) and then admitted she hadn't even prepared a reaction speech because she was "utterly convinced" Luisa Zissman would defeat her in the final

Leah Totton

Leah Totton

Leah Totton was crowned winner of 'The Apprentice' last night (17.07.13).

The 24-year-old doctor beat off competition from fellow finalist Luisa Zissman to land Lord Alan Sugar's £250,000 investment for her medical cosmetic clinics, of which he will be a partner, but the blonde beauty was so shocked she hadn't even planned what to say when he told her: "You're hired."

She exclusively told BANG Showbiz: "I still don't believe it. I'm in a complete state of shock. I'm in utter disbelief, I don't believe it. It's absolutely brilliant. I'm beside myself!

"While we were waiting to hear I was just thinking, 'What am I going to say back when he says Luisa has won?' So I became so preoccupied with that. In the boardroom I was utterly convinced that it was going to be Luisa and I think almost as a defence mechanism you do that.

"I'd prepared a speech for Luisa so I had nothing in my mind about how I should react if I did win. I think everyone was surprised.

"I never thought he was going to go with me even when I was the final."

Despite Lord Sugar describing it as a "risk" making Leah his business partner, the Northern Irishwoman - who wants to start a chain of clinics across the UK offering anti-ageing treatments, anti-wrinkle injections and facial fillers - insists she is "quite boring" and won't pose him any problems with her business.

She added: "I'm not that much of a risky individual, I'm quite boring really. I think the business side was what he meant. He's not in this sector at the minute.

"Mine was much more alien to him compared to Luisa's business so it's probably a bit risky in that regard. But I'm delighted he went with me in the end. The faith he's shown in me is overwhelming. It's brilliant, it's absolutely brilliant and I feel really, really, really lucky to be given this opportunity."


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