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Yasmina Siadatan (born 1981 in Hull, England[1]) is a British businesswoman of Iranian descent. She was the winner of the fifth series of the British television show The Apprentice. As the winner she was offered a job working for businessman Sir Alan Sugar, who presents the show.


Early life

Siadatan was British-born in 1981 as one of six children. Her father, Iranian-born Medi Siadatan, a restaurateur, had moved from Italy to England in 1975 and married Yasmina's mother British-born Paula Gabbott. However they split up shortly after Yasmina's birth after it emerged that Medi was having an affair.[2]


Siadatan studied at Kendrick School, Reading, after which she went onto University where she gained a BSc in Economic History with Population Studies from the London School of Economics and Political Science and moved to Caversham near Reading in Berkshire.[3] In 2007 with the help of her brother she set up a restaurant named Mya Lacarte.[4]


The Apprentice

Despite starting and being at the head of a successful business, Siadatan entered The Apprentice in 2009 as one of sixteen contestants. She reached the final where she competed against Kate Walsh and was eventually hired as Sir Alan Sugar's apprentice, taking a £100,000 a year job with his company, Amscreen Health Care,[5][6] where 2008's winner, Lee McQueen also works.[7] Siadatan holds the strongest record as a project manager on the UK edition of The Apprentice, with a record of 3 wins and 0 losses.

Personal life

Yasmina's father fought a legal battle to make polygamy legal in the United Kingdom after it emerged that he had three wives. He had three children, including Yasmina, with his first wife Paula. He succeeded to marry Cinzia Crispio, Stephania Loi and Sarah Deakin but only Stephania Loi had been an official wife.[2] Her father had a total of twelve children.[2]

She has been dating her childhood sweetheart Jack Patey for 10 years. The pair met when she was just four years old and they lived on the same street in Reading.[8]

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