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Rubbing shoulders with Prince Charles, Desmond Tutu and Al Gore, Apprentice wannabe Melody Hossaini shows she is used to mingling with the rich and famous.

The self-styled social entrepreneur, from Walsall, West Midlands, is one of Lord Alan Sugar’s hopefuls in the new series of the hit BBC1 show which kicks off this week.

But photos show that she isn’t shy when it comes to pushing herself into the limelight.

Apprentist contestant Melody Hossaini

Over the years Melody, 26, boasts that she has worked with numerous peacemakers, including Gore and Tutu, who she says have influenced her enormously.

She has also met Cherie Blair and the Royals. And she claims she has been working in the industry since the tender age of 13.

She runs global company InspirEngage, which works with young people. It aims to help them with business development and supports various projects. She also attempts to get them back into work and training.

Melody, who was born in Iran before she moved to Walsall, says on her website that she can speak five languages, including Swedish and German.

But she also reveals in her audition tape for the show how she was fired upon and kidnapped while living in war-torn Iran.

“What makes me different from other candidates is that I come from a different upbringing,” she says. “I’ve come from a different way of thinking. I was born amid war in Iran. Our neighbours were bombed and we fled. I’ve been held at gunpoint in my own home. I’ve been kidnapped.”

However life took a better turn when her family moved to the UK, and Melody became focused on her career.

She says on her website: “Success and passion are two words which are in close proximity to each other in my mind. When I was 13 years old and had just moved to England, and whilst my friends spent their weekends in town, I was sitting in the Houses of Parliament working with a group of talented people to come up with new strategies for youth engagement in the UK.

“That’s passion, and when you’re able to turn your passion for a good cause into a successful business model, then you’re a Social Entrepreneur.

She says of her firm: “I’m proud of the global company I’ve built and good at what I do.

“But the real stars are the incredible young people I meet and work with worldwide. The ones who have nothing (literally in some of the communities I’ve worked), and still have dreams; they want to give something back.

“I’ve worked and been trained by 12 Nobel Peace Prize winners including Desmond Tutu and Al Gore and they were extremely influential. But the young people – they are what inspire me to do what I do every day.”

Since it was announced that Melody will be one of the stars of this year’s Apprentice, she has been holed up at her parents’ home, where family members last night refused to comment. Source: Sunday Mercury.

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  1. Melody Hossaini looked like one of the favourites and did very well. Of the rest, Susan Ma (a Chinese immigrant) is the only one that has any real business experience, but I think Lord Sugar has his eye on the inventor guy (even though he has been on the losing team almost every week!). Let’s face it his Amstrad Group has not brought out any new innovative product since the 1980’s!

  2. I thought Melody had the spark needed for Lord Sugar. She often made up apparent to Lord Sugar that Board meetings would be a long affair but i do not see how Natasha would fit into his orgization, Susan (best leave it), Helen does not have the business experience needed and Jim a clear candidate so I honestly thought she would win but he’s the man who is going into business with these people. BTW is Melody married??

  3. ASceptic says :

    I don’t think that Melody Hossaini is a very good advertisment for immigration. She appears to be a fantasist in the ‘Gillian McKeith’ mold.

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