Mahsa Saeidi-Azcuy, a 29-year-old assistant district attorney in Brooklyn who’s currently on The Apprentice, has resigned from her legal gig to focus on, we guess, being the best apprentice she can be. Or on being a star. Which is happening!!! Apparently, jurors had started to recognize her, which made being in the courtroom awkward.
On her Apprentice Facebook page, Mahsa says,
“I work for one of the most innovative and progressive District Attorneys in the country. I strongly believe in the alternative programs that our office provides.
In my spare time, I update my beauty blog. I’m passionate about making women feel beautiful inside and out. Check it out here and please share your tips!
My dream is to become a Correspondent for LX New York and then hopefully one day, The Today Show (even if it’s just as a special weekend outdoor across country bad weather correspondent!) 🙂
Funnily enough, we hear they’re hiring for a “special weekend outdoor across country bad weather correspondent”!
Despite the innovation and progressiveness of her office, and the down time for beauty blogging, and the fact that she is the self-described “sole breadwinner” of her family, she told the New York Law Journal, “I left my job because I couldn’t really be in a courtroom any more. It was a very difficult decision [to resign], I definitely cried about it, but I felt like I didn’t really have a choice,” she said.
Was it because she won the Apprentice-ship?
“Absolutely, I did not quit my job because I won the show. [People] will have to tune in and see,” she said. “I can say for the first time in my life that I don’t have a plan. I think I will be fine. I’m an incredibly hard worker. I’m incredibly driven. There’s nothing but good things in my future.”
Of course, on her Facebook page, she also calls “Mr. Trump” her future boss. Just for show? The finale has yet to be filmed.
Anyway, there it is: When law comes up against reality TV, reality TV will win. Now, if only it were reality TV vs. Law & Order, that would be something to see.
This article from the Village Voice Archive was posted on September 30, 2010