Fans of the hit reality series ‘The Apprentice: ONE Championship Edition’ will be able to stream the show on Netflix soon.
From 1 February 2022, Netflix subscribers in 150 countries will be able to binge-watch the “toughest version of The Apprentice in history”.
This edition of the hit reality TV series was created by ONE Championship, the largest global sports media property in Asian history led by Chatri Sityodtong (who was named Asia’s second most powerful person in sports by FOX Sports back in 2019).
Unlike any other version of The Apprentice before it, the show features 16 candidates from 11 countries who participate in a series of physical challenges and business tasks. Across 13 episodes, the popular format has been reimagined to test strength, character, and determination. Viewers will see World Champion athletes and top CEOs push the candidates to their breaking points.
“We are excited to share The Apprentice: ONE Championship Edition with Netflix viewers all around the globe,” said Sityodtong. “Join me on my mission to unleash greatness from 16 candidates, who are competing for a US$250,000 job offer and once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to become my protege.”
The global candidates face off in a series of grueling physical tasks led by the world’s best martial artists, including Georges St-Pierre, Renzo Gracie, Sage Northcutt, Demetrious Johnson, and Angela Lee. In the boardroom, their intellect is challenged by leading global CEOs, including Anthony Tan from Grab, Eric Yuan from Zoom, and Jeff Lawson from Twilio.
Viewers can follow their local candidates, who hail from Germany, Singapore, The Philippines, Indonesia, Japan, India, Russia, the United States, New Zealand, Venezuela, and Thailand. The cultural diversity of the cast and the competitive nature of the candidates will deliver exciting action and drama to Netflix.
Among the contestants are Alvin Ang and Joy Koh from Singapore.
According to the cast bio, Ang founded the Singapore BJJ Open, a top-tier competition for all grappling lovers in the Southeast Asian country. His biggest motivation in life is to provide for his family and save enough money to help his sister achieve her dream of becoming a neuroscientist.
At just 7 years old, Ang was diagnosed with ADHD. He was sent to Thailand to live as a monk with the hopes that it would benefit his future. The experience in Thailand worked wonders for him, and when he moved back to Singapore, Ang transformed his life. He discovered martial arts, and after only a couple of years, he represented his beloved nation in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu.
Koh is no stranger to starting her own endeavours, too. She has established successful programs at international schools, opened her own gym, and judged competitions at the World-Championship level. As a coach, Koh reinforces skills in her students through the power of positivity. She is less concerned with medals and championships than with seeing the incremental progression of her young gymnasts, both on and off the mats.
After a career detour 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, she returned to her true calling of empowering the next generation. Since then, the Singaporean has been shaping and supporting countless students, and she is internationally recognised for her proven track record.