A strong final pitch, coupled with a very well performed auction ensured that Jonathan Yabut (photo above) of the Philippines was hired as the first ever The Apprentice winner tonight.

Jonathan whom answered ‘More passion, more flame’ to Tony Fernandes’s question on why he should be hire, defeated Andrea Loh of Singapore whom at some point of her pitch, stalled.

The 27-year old Jonathan was indeed lost of words when Tony said ‘You’re hired’, as he cried tears of joy to the remark.

The Apprentice Asia is an added extension to the popular The Apprentice, in which features Donald Trump.