Celebrity Apprentice: Contestant Challenge Focuses on Ivanka Trump’s Shoe Line; Joan Rivers Makes Final TV Appearance

It was a big night for Ivanka Trump — and her shoe line — on last night’s episode of “Celebrity Apprentice.”

Contestants were charged with promoting the entrepreneur’s footwear collection and communicating its brand message. “We were thrilled to play such a big role in the episode and were especially excited to partner with Nordstrom for the task,” Trump wrote on her blog this morning.

Contestants were asked to set up Ivanka Trump #PowerUp trucks around New York City to promote the brand.

“Team Vortex” partnered with Top Hat Espresso Catering Company to hand out free coffee and set up charging stations to correspond with the Power Up theme. Inside the truck, the team showed off styles from the Nordstrom Ivanka Trump collection.

Team Infinity took the challenge in a different direction. They passed out green juice to consumers and built a seating area with a piano where people could relax outside the truck.

As reported in FN, Trump has been focusing heavily on her shoe line, which she produces in partnership with Marc Fisher Footwear, as she builds her namesake brand.

The episode was also special for another reason:The late Joan Rivers made her final television appearance alongside Donald Trump and his daughter.

Joan Rivers and the Trumps
CREDIT: Courtesy of Ivanka Trump
Donald Trump tweeted about the show before it aired, expressing his excitement. “Monday night at 8:00 will be must-see television. Our wonderful Joan Rivers plays a major role as my adviser on the Apprentice. AMAZING!”
According to People magazine, Trump recently told Entertainment Tonight why he decided to keep the Rivers appearance in the show following her death last year after a botched medical procedure.


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