R. Breffny Morgan ’08, Harvard’s own candidate in the second season of The Apprentice Ireland, has been fortunately spared these two words. So far.
The show premiered this season on September 21 and follows 14 candidates on different business challenges on their quest to become the apprentice of Bill Cullen, an Irish Donald Trump of sorts. Morgan has survived two eliminations in Cullen’s boardroom.
An avid oarsman, Morgan concentrated in biology while at Harvard, but also discovered a love for entrepreneurship. Before being cast in the show, the Cork native worked as a personal trainer and started a company that sold discarded produce from grocery stores at reduced rates.
Since then, he’s moved onto Ireland’s nighttime television, and frankly, friends are not surprised. “His personality is hard to miss in a crowd and I sort of expected [this show] to be something he would pursue,” says fellow rower Teddy W. Schreck ’09, who is also a former Crimson Magazine writer.
Other friends from Morgan’s Harvard days consider him the ideal Irish Apprentice. The discipline and competitive spirit Morgan learned from years on Harvard’s crew team may be helping him stay afloat. But friends do point to potential pitfalls. “If there are any weaknesses, it’s if he has any romantic interests on the show that get in the way,” explains George A. Kitovitz IV ’08.
Morgan can also irk his contenders by frequently dropping the H-bomb, according to friend Megan E. Carey ’08.But if all else fails, Carey feels Morgan may be able to resort to other qualities. “I feel like a lot of people [on campus] knew him for his accent and his slammin’ bod.”