Apprentice Acumen

Paloma Vivanco-Coutts, 29, is the first New Zealander to appear on reality television show The Apprentice UK. Peruvian-born Vivanco-Coutts has been living in London since 2006. She recently married a New Zealander and is pursuing a career in marketing. She views herself as a “no nonsense” candidate. “I’m a hyper-achiever. Everything I do is always a success,” she says. Paloma started her working life frying donuts in Donut King and went on to launch her first company at the age of 21 immediately after leaving Auckland University. She said she expected the show to be demanding but inspiring, and she would have to think on her feet. Her father, William Vivanco, is a geneticist and a member of the New Zealand team that produced the cloned calf Lady and cloned cow Elsie in 1998. The Apprentice airs in Britain from October 6.


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