"It was a good experience," the ‘Wife says about her Apprentice run.

on May 8, 2012 - The Dish

Teresa Giudice on Celebrity Apprentice

Teresa Giudice's run on Celebrity Apprentice has come to an end.

The Real Housewives of New Jersey star outlived 13 other contestants to earn a seat in this season's top five, but ultimately, Donald Trump bounced her back to Jersey. "It was a good experience," Teresa said after getting the boardroom boot. "I wanted to prove to people that there's more to me than just a housewife."

After an unsuccessful run as Project Manager, Juicy Joe's love played a round of it's-your-fault ping pong with Arsenio Hall. Even though she failed to sway The Hair in her favor, Teresa didn't hold a grudge against Mr. Woo, Woo, Woo. "I Love you @ArsenioOFFICIAL," she tweeted before retweeting a fan, "u accomplished ur goal of winning money n bringing awareness for ur charity. So cheers to u."

Touché. Our hardworking Housewife earned an impressive $60,000 for The NephCure Foundation, a national non-profit organization whose mission is to "fund research that seeks the cause, cure and effective treatments for the kidney disease Focal Segmental Glomerulosclerosis (FSGS) and Nephrotic Syndrome."

Teresa's also created a PSA for the organization and continues to raise awareness. "No one -- especially a child -- should have to deal with FSGS or Nephrotic Syndrome. I have met a number of kidney disease patients since I joined up with NephCure. Many of them you wouldn't even know are sick. They look healthy from the outside, but these diseases are tearing apart their kidneys," explains the mom of four daughters. "I am so grateful that I can use my platform to help. Life is too short for drama and negativity and my work with NephCure reminds me every day to focus on what really matters in life. Please make a difference and join me in supporting NephCure."



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