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Meet this year's youngest 'Apprentice' hopeful

POISED FOR SUCCESS: Newcastle University graduate Joanna Jarjue is one of the candidates set to impress Lord Sugar this coming season (image credit: BBC/Jim Marks)

"WHATEVER I do, I look good doing it," claimed Mancunian Joanna Jarjue during her audition video for the BBC's Apprentice, which is due back on TV screens on Wednesday October 4.

At 23, Instagram poser Jarjue is the youngest contestant this series and displays all the hallmarks of a digital native, with an array of glamorous selfies on her social pages as well as a passion for creating online marketing campaigns for her clients.


LIVING THE LIFE: Digital marketer Joanna Jarjue treats social media followers to one of many bikini shots (image credit: Instagram/Joanna Jarjue)

The Newcastle University graduate represents the UK's northern powerhouse as well as her family's home country of Gambia. The west African country's Minister for Foreign Affairs, Ousainou Darboe Tweeted a message of support for Jarjue last night, which read:

"Do us proud, Joanna. On behalf of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of The Gambia – Good Luck! —OD"

Sharing her desire to "...show people there is actually a savvy business brain somewhere under this weave" and "become the bad ass entrepreneur I've always wanted to be" with her followers, Jarjue also showed-off her playful side; revealing the following on her audition tape with a giggle:

"I actually suffer from a real-life condition, I don't care what anybody says, and it's called 'the resting bi*** face'."

Ending the clip with a rendition of Single Ladies, Jarjue told the camera:

"If I could liken myself to a famous person it would definitely be Beyonce."

The Apprentice returns to BBC1 at 9pm GMT on Wednesday October 4.

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