Leeza Gibbons Wins "Celebrity Apprentice", Gets $250K For Her Charity

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Leeza Gibbons beat out Geraldo Rivera on Monday night's live finale of Celebrity Apprentice.

In addition to the satisfaction of victory, Leeza Gibbons won $250,000 for her charity, Leeza's Care Connection.

The charity helps families whose loved ones are dealing with Alzheimer's disease, as well as those suffering from the disease.

Geraldo Rivera was playing for Life's WORC Family Center for Autism.

For the final task, the contestants were asked to make a really good commercial for Universal Orlando Resort.

Leeza Gibbons and Geraldo Rivera were also required to sell vacation packages to the resort in order to raise money for charity.

Leeza Gibbons and Rivera premiered their commercials in New York on the red carpet.

After all was said and done, Leeza Gibbons won out over Rivera.

Some might say she killed her opponents with kindness. Leeza Gibbons was definitely one of the nicest contestants to ever compete on the show.

Even Donald Trump himself remarked, "Leeza, you led with kindness. I don't see these people in New York."

I mean, it must have been quite a feat. Leeza Gibbons had to keep her cool while working with difficult contestants like Vivica A. Fox and even the queen of the pot-stirrers, Brandi Glanville.

But somehow, Leeza Gibbons says she was able to "to cut out the crazy ... and drop the drama" in order to focus on the task at hand an win that money for Leeza's Care Connection.

It wasn't just kindness that put Leeza Gibbons over the top, however.

Her record at the end of it all was eight wins and three losses. Not too shabby.

What do you think of Leeza's win on Celebrity Apprentice? Were you cheering her on?

Lacy Langley

Lacy is a writer from Texas. She likes spending time in the home office, homeschooling her kids, playing the didgeridoo, caring for her chickens (Thelma and Louise), Rolos, Christmas, and Labyrinth.