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Carol Alt: New 'Celebrity Apprentice' Competing Against 'Reality Show Garbage'

10/26/2011 06:13 pm ET | Updated Dec 26, 2011

As Real Housewife Teresa Giudice, Debbie Gibson and Victoria Gotti all start taping the next season of Donald Trump's "Celebrity Apprentice," one of the original cast members, model Carol Alt, warns the new guys that it was the hardest thing she's ever done.

"I've known Donald thirty years. I've always loved Donald," Carol tells me on my HDNet talk show "Naughty But Nice With Rob." "He's always been very respectful of me. When he asked me do to it, it was because somebody had fallen out. I think it was Paris Hilton who had actually fallen out. I think she changed her mind. She was smart. It was the hardest thing I ever did."

But Carol does admit that the show has changed over the years, and she isn't so kind about the new talent Trump has booked.

"I realize they have to compete with all of this other reality garbage out there, I understand," she said of the new cast.

But the "Celebrity Apprentice" newbies are in for a tough ride. Carol explained that much of what we see on TV is smoke and mirrors.

"Everything was almost a day and a half ... maybe it was two days," Carol tells me. "You arrived on the set at four o'clock in the morning. You had your hair and your makeup done. The Donald would turn up at seven to give them their task that they had the whole day to do. So what you guys saw as a week-long process was a day and a half for us."

To catch my entire interview with Carol, tune into HDNet's "Naughty But Nice with Rob" Thursdays at 8:00 p.m.

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