Thursday, March 16, 2006

The truth about Lenny

Although NBC does not reveal the candidates' last names, many websites (such as this one* and that one) are listing the candidate from the former Soviet Union as Lenny Val. We did it too.

Orthodox Apprentice has learned that this East Brunswick, NJ resident is actually Lenny Veltman.

Apparently, the Home News Tribune got his name wrong and their article** was used as the source for other websites. If you read the article carefully, you'll realize that the writer didn't talk to Lenny (he's not allowed to give interviews), nor did she talk to anyone who knows him. Fortunately, Lenny himself cleared this up for us.

As far as his religious background goes, we know that Lenny has some involvement with Jewish Family Service of Southern Middlesex County. Also, if you watch his audition video, you might notice a chanukah menorah on the shelf in his basement. And we all know how he feels about Rosh HaShana!

By the way, if you're in the market to buy a large quantity of high performance cement, you might want to get in touch with Lenny. Now we know something about the trading company that he owns.

[*3/18 Update: Since we've posted this information, Reality TV World has corrected Lenny's name on its contestant page.]

[**3/20 Update: The Home News Tribune reporter explains that she used The Apprentice Rules as her source for Lenny's name.]


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