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Kendra Todd has been very busy since Donald Trump named her the first female winner of NBC's

The Apprentice — working with good ol' Carolyn Kepcher at the Trump National Golf Club in Westchester County, N.Y., is but one of her many projects. Her day planner is only going to get more jammed up more in the coming months as she dives into her primary Apprentice project: overseeing the renovation of Palm Beach Mansion one of Trump's oceanfront properties. Still, she made time for a few questions from TVGuide.com. (That is, after she put me on hold for a few minutes. Grrr.)

TVGuide.com: So, were you closing a blockbuster real-estate deal, or ordering new golf balls?
Kendra Todd:
I'm getting ready to launch a couple of projects for my own company, MyHouseRE.com, right now, and I'm back and forth to the mansion because we're going to be starting to market that heavily in about a month and a half.

TVGuide.com: How has life been as the first female Apprentice winner?
Todd:
It's been exciting, but I'm feeling kind of down today. I don't really think that selling condos should be the main priority right now with all these flood victims in New Orleans. I'm actually getting ready to have a staff meeting and send them all to CostCo to get pillows and baby supplies and water and stuff to put in some trucks that are going there tonight. I'm just heartbroken, my family is originally from Louisiana, so New Orleans has been a part of my life since I was born. [Silence] In any case... on to a brighter note...

TVGuide.com: How have things been going with Carolyn at the golf course?
Todd:
Very well. I've learned a tremendous amount from her in a short amount of time. She's a brilliant and talented and classy woman. I have really enjoyed working side by side with her.

TVGuide.com: Are you out there on the links? Has your game improved? Do you have a game?
Todd:
I don't have time. [Whispering] I'm awful. I've only tried twice, though. But I can see why people get addicted to this game.

TVGuide.com: When do you hit fifth gear with the Palm Beach Mansion project?
Todd:
Mid-October, so I've been organizing and putting the final details together on some marketing events and functions that we're going to run. The grand unveiling is going to be pretty exciting.

TVGuide.com: You bill yourself as "Special Agent 53" on the real-estate radio show you do in Florida. What kind of gadgets do you have? "For Sale" signs that double as infra-red satellite dishes?
Todd:
No, no, no. No magical talents. The name of our show is "The My House Minute," and I don't care what anybody says, talking about any investment topic can be dry and boring. So to get people to stay tuned, we have tried to make it fun and entertaining. Special Agent 53 even has her own little "James Bond" theme.

TVGuide.com: You're touted as "one of the highest-producing real-estate agents in the country...."
Todd:
That's what they say.

TVGuide.com: ... so I'm thinking you must throw one hell of an open house. It's all about putting cookies out, isn't it?
Todd:
I've never done an open house. [Laughs] The sort of real estate I do is very different — it's high-volume and high-velocity.

TVGuide.com: Will you be watching the new season of The Apprentice, as well as Martha Stewart's version?
Todd:
Absolutely. Both.

TVGuide.com: What advice would you give the hopefuls?
Todd:
I would say to really look within yourself and find out if this is something that you really want, because if it is, you need to give it every ounce of creativity and energy and passion that you have. If you don't, you'll be the one who goes to bed early. [Laughs]

TVGuide.com: The rest of your advice, I assume, you're saving for your book?
Todd:
We do have a book coming out in the fall. The basic premise is about evaluating risk and lowering your risk factors so that you feel more in control and develop a sense of self-confidence, so you can lead an extraordinary life. People come up with these fantastic ideas all the time, and they either a) think it's so obvious that somebody must have already done it, or b) just subconsciously fear failure and don't give it a try.

TVGuide.com: Case in point: Back in college, I had the idea for Walkman headphones built into earmuffs, but never acted on it.
Todd:
See. I don't know why you decided not to do that.

TVGuide.com: I think I was busy trying to find a girlfriend. So, are you excited for what's ahead in your life?
Todd:
I am. I've enjoyed being mentored by Mr. Trump; he has such a brilliant mind and knows what he's doing with the branding and licensing of the Trump name. He knows how to work the media better than anyone I have ever met, well, certainly in real estate. I'm not going to say he's "the best in the world"!

TVGuide.com: No, but I'm certain he would like it if you did.