20/03/2012 11:39 GMT

The Apprentice 2012: Tom Gearing Candidate Profile

Tom Gearing. 23, is director of a fine wine investment company who lives in London.

Why should he be Lord Sugar's next Apprentice?

Well, he says: “I’m confident, charismatic and some people say I’m quite good looking, so that adds to the bill”.

His Apprentice candidate profile reads:

Tom feels his biggest strength is his self-assurance but says that he can sometimes be over-confident. He also admits he isn’t great at handling early morning starts. Tom enjoys going to music events and West Ham football matches in his spare time and also plays golf, tennis and football for a Sunday League team. Tom’s passions are fine dining and wine and he also loves travelling around the world. He is inspired by Candy & Candy and wishes he was the brains behind ASOS.

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