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New Trump applicants include real estate professionals

Realtor, home builder appear on latest season of 'Apprentice'

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A Realtor, a home builder, a real estate consultant and a lawyer who handles real estate closings are among the latest cast of candidates vying for a job at one of Donald Trump's companies in the fifth season of "The Apprentice," a reality television series. During the first show, which aired Monday, Trump invited the group of 18 job applicants into his private jet and then allowed the applicants to introduce themselves while standing on a windy tarmac. Setting the record straight on his much-talked-about mane, Trump revealed to the group that his hair must be real because it did not blow away. Leslie Bourgeois, 28, a Realtor for Coldwell Banker Residential Real Estate in Boca Raton, Fla., who is originally from Houma, La., and all of the other contestants with a real estate background avoided firing in the first episode. Bourgeois, a former state tennis champion in Louisiana who has also competed in volleyball and swimming, remains active in the Southern Palm Beach Women's Tennis Ass...