Des Moines, IA
From the official site:
How do you define success?Tana, 37, is a successful wife, mother of two, and entrepreneur. She is the owner of several start-up companies including an internet commerce business. Her business savvy was first noted at the age of nine when she sold telephone accessories door-to-door and depleted her inventory in record time. Tana's highly competitive spirit has led her to be one of the top sales women in the Mary Kay Organization. Tana's strong work ethic has served her well in all aspects of life and she is a firm believer that you create your own destiny.
Success to me is doing what I love, giving it a 110%, feeling a sense of accomplishment, and getting paid to do it doesn't hurt either. Success is living life with passion and enjoying life along the way. I've always strived to be the best mother, wife, and businesswoman I could possibly be. Luckily, I have enough energy to succeed at all three.
What have you learned from watching previous seasons of The Apprentice?
I have learned the importance of thinking carefully before speaking because anything and everything you say can be held against you. I have learned that there's no fooling Mr. Trump, George, and Carolyn. It's best to be who you are from the start. I have learned there are a lot of people who can't take responsibility for their actions and who like to blame others. Talking in circles in the boardroom ultimately just gets you fired.
Why should you be the next Apprentice?
That's an easy question. I should be the next Apprentice because I've been training for this all my life. I am a true go-getter, establishing my first successful sales business at the age of 9. I have always been driven by the sheer will to succeed, and I am not afraid to get my hands dirty doing so. I can relate to all types of people and I am comfortable doing business with anyone. I treat everyone with respect regardless of their status and I am told I am very likeable. Most importantly, I'm sharp, diplomatic, and my energetic personality is unparalleled.