Celebrity Apprentice Casts Aubrey O’Day, Patricia Valesquez & Other LGBT Stars in New Season

It’s not just the men, as in American Idol runner up Clay Aiken and original Star Trek cast member George Takei, representing the LGBT community on the new season of Celebrity Apprentice.
By: Lily Shavick
January 04 2012 8:03 PM

It’s not just the men, as in American Idol runner up Clay Aiken and original Star Trek cast member George Takei, representing the LGBT community on the new season of Celebrity Apprentice.

Bisexual singer, dancer and actress Aubrey O’Day and model, actress, and designer Patricia Valesquez, whom you may remember from The L Word or as Sandra Bernhard's ex, will also compete in Donald Trump’s reality competition.

The only thing more diverse than this season’s cast is the charitable organizations they will be competing on behalf of.

O’Day will be raising money for the Gay, Lesbian and Straight Education Network (GLSEN), while Velasquez will compete in support of the Wayuu Taya Foundation. Out singer Aiken, a favorite to win the pot, lends his support to The National Inclusion Project and sci-fi icon Takei will represent the Japanese American National Museum.

In addition to the LGBT cast members, comedian Lisa Lampanelli will raise funds for the Gay Men’s Health Crisis. Supermodel/actress Cheryl Teigs is representing The Farrah Fawcett Foundation, and
Miss Universe 2008 Dayana Mendoza will compete on behalf of the Latino Commission on AIDS.

Get a complete list of the Celebrity Apprentice upcoming cast and the charities they are playing for here. The new season premieres Sunday, February 12 at 9/8c.

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