Katrina Campins: The Apprentice Season 1 Contestant
by Derek Grosso
Where are you located and what are you currently working on?
I started my own real estate company right after "The Apprentice." The Campins Company is built on the mantra that passion breeds success. As such, we strive to align ourselves with skilled, passionate and well respected professionals. Our focus as the boutique real estate firm in South Florida is to deliver the ultimate level of service and marketing expertise to all of our clientele.
Please tell us about any big news or announcements since you were “fired” from The Apprentice.
Since the show I married my high school sweetheart, worked for ESPN as a correspondent, worked for CNBC as a real estate correspondent, started The Campins Company, and hosted a Florida-based real estate show.
Looking back, if you had been hired by Trump, how would that have made your life different?
I would not have been the entrepreneur I am today. I would not own a Boutique Real Estate Firm. I would not have had the opportunity nor the freedom to expand my client base. I would have been forced to conform and accept limitations. I would not have been my own boss.
Where do you like to go for fun in New York?
If there were an opportunity to do an All-Star Apprentice, would you compete?
Yes! I would love to play the game again, but I would play it very differently.
How often do you speak with Mr. Trump or any of the other candidates?
I have continued to cultivate great relationships originally developed during the show. My cast mates became my second family. I adore them. We share a special bond. I am also assisting with many of the Trump projects in Florida.
Have you ever been to Long Island? Please tell us about any experiences.
Ereka Vetrini and I went to Long Island to host a party right after our season. I love Long Island!
When people think of real estate opportunities, New York/Long Island and Florida/Miami definitely come to mind. Tell us about your most exciting or recent deals relative to the two areas.
Where do I start? I have so many real estate deals right now I honestly don't have enough space to tell you about them. I just love real estate!
What is your favorite restaurant?
Oh boy, I love to eat so this is a tricky one. I absolutely love SUSHI.
Miami, of course. NYC is right up there.
Passion. Without passion one cannot be successful.
Favorite TV show?
Favorite personal quote?
"Passion Breeds Success."
Fans can learn more about Katrina at www.thecampinscompany.com.