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3 Reasons Joy Koh Is The Dark-Horse Candidate On ‘The Apprentice: ONE Championship Edition’

ONE Championship
·2-min read

Joy Koh is one of 15 candidates who will vie for a one-year, US$250,000 contract to work directly under ONE Chairman and CEO Chatri Sityodtong.

She’ll compete for that ultimate prize on “The Apprentice: ONE Championship Edition,” but how does Koh stack up among a wide-ranging group of competitors?

Before the most intense version of “The Apprentice” kicks off on 18 March, we look at three reasons why the Singaporean is the show’s dark horse.

#1 Business Experience Compared to Other Candidates

Compared to some of the other 15 candidates, Koh’s career wasn’t made solely in the boardroom.

After heading up the operations team in Australia’s fastest-growing franchise in the F&B industry and working in data analytics in an FMCG company, the woman from Singapore turned to athletics, where she not only teaches gymnastics to children, but she does so in a positive and uplifting way – something Koh herself never experienced while coming up in the sport.

However, experience in the boardroom is not a factor in the eyes of Sityodtong.

ONE’s Chairman and CEO has often gone on record to say that a person’s character is more important than his or her credentials – and this could be the case for Koh.

#2 Never Practiced Martial Arts

Koh is athletic, but martial arts have not been her focus.

This may or may not be detrimental on a show where most of the physical challenges will be led by ONE Championship’s World Champions and superstars.

However, Koh’s conditioning should be on point because she’s spent over a decade in gymnastics, a sport that “Apprentice” special guest Georges St. Pierre feels is beneficial for martial artists.

In fact, the Mixed Martial Arts World Champion cross-trained in gymnastics during his illustrious career.

#3 A Solo Performer

Because Koh has always done the solo sport of gymnastics, she may not be used to working with a team.

But on “The Apprentice,” she’ll have to work alongside 15 other personalities – some she’ll jive with and some she may clash with.

Her interpersonal skills will definitely be challenged when the show launches on 18 March. Will she rise to the occasion, or will she succumb to the pressures of a business setting?

Find out on the first episode of “The Apprentice: ONE Championship Edition” by tuning in to AXN on 18 March at 8:50 p.m. SGT or Mediacorp on 24 March at 11 p.m.

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