Upcoming reality television series “The Apprentice: ONE Championship Edition” premieres in Asia this week, beginning 18 March on AXN, the show’s official Asian broadcast partner.
The anticipation has hit an all-time high, as ONE Championship fans eagerly await all the dramatic boardroom scenes and intense physical challenges. Once the initial buzz has simmered down, however, the focus will naturally shift to the show’s 16 candidates.
Here’s a quick look at their Instagram accounts to see what they are up to ahead of the series premiere.
Alvin Ang (Singapore)
Singaporean candidate Alvin is not only a martial artist at heart, but was once also a monk in Thailand! The young entrepreneur founded the Singapore BJJ Open, a top-tier competition for all grappling lovers. His Instagram account is private, so only his family and inner circle can see what he’s up to.
Clinton Tudor (New Zealand)
Clinton experienced a life-threatening BMX accident that left doctors doubting whether he would be able to walk again, so his story is already incredibly inspiring even before it hits the screens. After his accident, he discovered Muay Thai. Clinton posts a lot of Muay Thai and fitness content, so go check out his Instagram if you’re into that.
Eugene Chung (United States)
Originally from the state of Hawai’i, Eugene moved to New York looking to make it big in “The Big Apple.” He’s the youngest candidate on “The Apprentice: ONE Championship Edition” and also trains in martial arts. With over 15,000 followers on Instagram, Eugene is one of the more active candidates on the social media platform. From Honolulu to New York, his feed is full of cool stuff.
Irina Chadsey (Russia)
Growing up in a low-income household in Russia wasn’t easy, but Irina powered through every adversity to achieve her goals. Now she’s a Senior Associate at real estate giant, Jones Lang LaSalle. She also loves to see the world, and her Instagram feed is full of beautiful memories she captured throughout her travels.
Jessica Ramella (Venezuela)
Jessica has come a long way, from back home in Venezuela, to the urban jungle of Singapore. She’s bounced around from country to country in between like a true globetrotter. A grownup version of Millie Bobby Brown (Eleven, from Stranger Things), Jessica loves bright colors, rays of sunshine, and showing followers where she’s traveled through the years.
Joy Koh (Singapore)
The other Singaporean candidate, Joy is a gymnastics coach who has her own gym. She has even judged competitions at the World Championships level. Check out her passion for gymnastics, random photos of her life, and her close friendship with fellow Apprentice candidate, Nazee.
Kexin Ye (Germany)
One of the more active Instagrammers on the cast, Kexin’s feed is all about picturesque landscapes and bustling cities. The Berlin-based entrepreneur has over 10,000 followers as of this writing, and she provides fans a healthy stream of content on a near-daily basis.
Lara Pearl Alvarez (Philippines)
Single mother Lara has an inspiring story to tell, but you’ll have to wait until “The Apprentice: ONE Championship Edition” airs to find out. Check out her life in the beautiful mountainside of Baguio City, Philippines, where she occasionally trains alongside the famed Team Lakay.
Louie Sangalang (Philippines)
Former Filipino mixed martial arts champion Louie will show the world just how intense he is when it comes to business. But before you witness his brilliance in the boardroom, follow along Louie’s life on Instagram. He’s fairly new to the platform. His first post came just last December, right after filming of the show.
Monica Millington (United States)
The 30-year-old American comes from a family of successful real estate professionals, but Monica is intent on charting her own path. The owner of Tropick, a men’s active leisure wear company, Monica’s Instagram feed features a beautiful mix of colors that come together to depict her experiences traveling in Singapore and the world.
Nazee Sajedi (United States)
A true jetsetter, Nazee has experienced tremendous success in the male-dominated aviation industry, having sold private jets, developed an on-demand helicopter booking platform, and most recently worked as the Head of Operations for a company in the air taxi industry. Like Louie, though, she’s relatively new to Instagram, having just started with her first post last December.
Niraj Puran Rao (India)
Niraj wants to leave a legacy wherever he goes, and that includes Instagram where he has over 13,000 followers. Niraj’s feed is an eclectic mix of beautifully stylized photos and words of inspiration. Fun fact: In 2017, he won India’s “Asli Champion,” a reality TV competition for the physically and mentally fittest men and women in India.
Paulina Purnomowati (Indonesia)
Paulina quit a high profile job in Indonesia to join “The Apprentice: ONE Championship Edition,” and she has no regrets. From climbing the Himalayas in Nepal, to her love for martial arts and dance, Paulina has an amazing Instagram feed with a steady stream of content on the daily for old and new fans alike.
Roman Wilson (United States)
Roman comes from a family of athletes. He was a record-setting collegiate football player at Princeton University and later played at the professional level in the Japanese X-League. His Instagram account is relatively new, however, so it will be interesting to see what kind of content Roman posts, especially during his time on the show.
Sho Takei (Japan)
Known as “The Last Samurai” by his friends, Sho exemplifies many of the bushido principles of honor, courage, and loyalty. He’s got an incredible warrior spirit that he puts forward in the show. Sho has just under a thousand followers, so his Instagram account is quite personal. But with over 300 posts, it means he’s serious. Currently, however, his Instagram account is not viewable.
Teirra Kamolvattanavith (Thailand)
Last but not least is Thai journalist Teirra Kamolvattanavith, who was born and raised in Bangkok but moved to the United States to pursue her studies. From skydiving to exploring ancient Mayan ruins, Teirra lives life to the fullest, and it definitely shows on her Instagram feed.