Teresa Giudice Talks 'Celebrity Apprentice': 'I Can Conquer Anything'

03/12/2012 06:15 pm ET

If you think you know "Real Housewives of New Jersey" star Teresa Giudice, think again. After surviving another week on "Celebrity Apprentice," despite fighting with pop singer Debbie Gibson, Teresa is happy that we are all getting to see a different and more accurate side of who she really is.

"Everyone will see me in a different light as a businesswoman and, of course, it's for charity," Teresa told me on the set of "New York Live."

On "Celebrity Apprentice," Teresa is fighting to find a cure for focal segmental glomerulosclerosis, a rare kidney disease that she was introduced to after meeting Matthew Levine, a young boy who she says has a cholesterol level of 365 and takes 15 pills a day.

"The show has a lot of surprises," Teresa tells me. "The girls are very catty, but this was different from 'Housewives.' We were asked to do tasks and we are all there to raise a lot of money for our charities. You will see a different side of me, I'm very focused. There's definitely clashing -- there are a lot of Italians on the show."

And Teresa isn't holding back -- she says she had no concerns about doing another reality show after so much of her personal life was revealed by Bravo.

"It's totally different," Teresa explains. "We are working 20 hours a day. Getting up at 4:30 a.m. and sometimes working until 2:00 in the morning, but overall I have to say it was an amazing experience and if I had to do it all over again I would. I now feel like I can conquer anything."

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