"People turn on you in a matter of a second," the Celebrity Apprentice contender fesses.

on Feb 17, 2012 - The Dish

Teresa Giudice of The Real Housewives of New Jersey
It takes a lot to rattle the Jersey-strong Teresa Giudice. But the Celebrity Apprentice boardroom, it turns out, has the power to leave her leopard in a twist.

"I have to say, going into the boardroom was pretty stressful," the Real Housewives of New Jersey starlet confides to the Associated Press. "People turn on you in a matter of a second, so you don’t know what people are going to say."

But the mom's well practiced in sitting in the hot seat. Right, T? "Being on Housewives is stressful because it is working with my family. It's something that I'm not a fan of. So I have to say being on Celebrity Apprentice was different and a breath of fresh air. Even though I was working 20 hours a day, I didn’t mind that."

And Teresa, who went into the competition with a culinary advantage over the other contestants, came out with a new set of savvy skills. "I learned so much," the Best Selling cookbook author continues.  "I learned how to do commercials, how to do viral videos. There's so many things that I've never done before, and now I feel like I can do anything!"

Watch Teresa heat things up on Celebrity Apprentice beginning February 19.