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Brooke Burke-Charvet Is a New Celebrity Apprentice

By Ruchel Louis Coetzee
Posted On Jan 29, 2016
Brooke Burke-Charvet Is a New Celebrity Apprentice

Celebrity Apprentice has just announced their new lineup for the upcoming season of “The Celebrity Apprentice,” and we are excited to see that Brooke Burke-Charvet made that list. Burke-Charvet is an ambitious entrepreneur in her own right and we are confident that she will hold her own among her fellow apprentices. New host, Arnold Schwarzenegger issued the “invitation” to 15 celebrities; some of the more well-known include Boy George, Laila Ali, “Snookie” and Jon Lovitz.

Burke-Charvet has graced the cover of NEW YOU in the past and we wanted to share with you some of her timeless insight and advice during our interview.

NEW YOU : Age 37 is when you won Dancing with the Stars. You had completed your final dance with partner Derek Hough, and were facing the judges. What went through your mind?

BROOKE BURKE-CHARVET: I would like to say “pure joy”, but those were absolute tears of relief. It was one of the greatest experiences of my life, but it was also challenging on every level, as a woman. It was about stepping out of my comfort zone, doing something I have never done before, and pushing myself mentally, emotionally, and physically.

NYHow did you get over the hump, in which you thought, Not another day?

BBC: One day I was crying in the shower. I had pulled a hamstring, and had disruptive tendons on my feet. I was getting physical therapy three times a week. My husband said, “You can’t quit. You’ve come this far. What’s that going to mean to the children?” I really thought about that, because quitting is the easy thing to do in life. The hard thing to do is dig deep and figure out why you’re invested in something, why it’s important to follow through. I knew I had to finish it for myself as well as for my family. They have sacrificed a lot during those three months.

NYWhat advice would you give to somebody on the fast track to fame and trying to do it right, yet who might not be getting the love?

BBC: Women have so many opportunities today. One of the lessons I’ve learned is that you have to assemble your team. That is so important. I don’t just mean your workforce. I mean your team. That means your partner, or your family if you’re choosing to have children. The most important people in my life are those who I see when I go home, the ones I fall back upon. Everything else is icing. If you have that kind of foundation, you can do anything. Make sure that you assemble your team of friends and family, because everybody needs someone to count on. You have to know that somebody has “got you.” I say that to my children all the time: “Don’t worry, I’ve got you.”

We are confident that her insight to “never being a quitter” and her advice to always know that somebody has “got you,” will serve her well in the upcoming Apprentice season.  Congratulations Brooke – we are proud of you!


Photo Credit: Justin Stephens