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Official hair care sponsor of the Miss Universe Organization, Farouk Systems (makers of CHI and BioSilk), in partnership with NBC Universal sent Stephen and Sandra Craig from Benicia, CA to the live The Celebrity Apprentice Finale in New York City on May 22. The Craigs won the trip by entering a sweepstakes on the relaunched and redesigned www.farouk.com.

Country singer John Rich was declared the Celebrity Apprentice over Oscar-winner Marlee Matlin. In the end, Rich raised more than $1 million for St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital in Memphis.

Farouk Shami, founder and chairman of Farouk Systems, along with Jason Yates, Vice President of Sales and Marketing and celebrity stylist, attended the finale which included other notable guests such as Paula Shugart, president of the Miss Universe Organization, Dee Snider of Twisted Sister fame and reigning Miss USA Rima Fakih.

“It was fantastic to participate in such a memorable season of The Celebrity Apprentice,” says Shami. “Competition aside, all the charities supported by the celebrities are the real winners.”