Marnie Swindells stunned onlookers in a fuchsia pink trouser suit as she left BBC Breakfast’s Manchester studios on Saturday.
The Apprentice 2023 winner, 28, wore the single-breasted suit over a simple white top, days after viewers learned she’d won Lord Sugar’s £250,000 investment.
The suit jacket buttoned up at the waist and large buckled belt drew attention to her hourglass silhouette, and she paired the suit with a pair of nude-coloured stiletto heels.
She accessorised the outfit with a pair of pear-drop gemstone pendant earrings.
Marnie was revealed as the winner of the 17th series of The Apprentice during Thursday night’s final.
Pretty in pink: The Apprentice winner Marnie Swindells stunned onlookers in a hot-pink trouser suit as she left BBC Breakfast’s Manchester studios on Saturday
Dress to impress: The business mogul, wore the single-breasted suit over a simple white top, days after viewers learned she’d won Lord Sugar’s £250,000 investment
She beat fellow finalist salon owner Rochelle Anthony, 35, in the show’s second consecutive all-female final.
Show host and business legend Lord Sugar was impressed by Marnie during the winner-takes-all task after pitching her boxing gym idea to hundreds of industry experts at London venue the Grand Connaught Rooms.
The young entrepreneur is using her £250,000 winning investment to franchise her boxing gym where she’s intent on teaching females how to protect themselves in light of recent violent crimes against women and girls.
Marnie has said the next step will be franchising her three-week old boxing gym Bronx, which is located in London’s Camberwell, and she hopes despite Lord Sugar admitting he knows nothing about the sport, that their partnership will be a force to be reckoned with.
Following the tragic death of Sarah Everard in March 2021, who was ruthlessly killed by Metropolitan police officer Wayne Couzens and the brutal murder of Zara Aleena last June, women have spoken in their thousands about feeling unsafe on the streets of London.
In January of this year, former Met police officer David Carrick was jailed for life after pleading guilty to 85 serious offences, including rape and sexual assaults, during a 17-year campaign of terror against women.
This has led females to distrust the police, with only 42 per cent saying in a YouGov survey this month that they have faith in the Met as a whole.
Marnie, who’s a double gold medal winning boxer, hopes her London based gym Bronx can teach women the skills to regain their power on the streets as she insists knowing how to successfully ‘throw a punch’ can help keep you safe.
Champion: Marnie won series 17 of the BBC show, beating fellow contestant and salon owner salon owner Rochelle Anthony, 35 in Thursday’s final
Queen of the ring: The gold medal boxer plans to expand her boxing gym to offer affordable classes to women who feel unsafe in London’s streets post Sarah Everad
Tragic: The young entrepreneur said she took up boxing at eight years old to help her cope with the sudden loss of her father
Beauty and brains: Marnie shot back at critics comparing her and fellow candidates to Love Island contestants on Thursday saying women can be both glamorous and credible businesswomen
She said: ‘One thing I am really passionate about especially when it comes to teaching women boxing is to teach the real skill and the real technique. I think often women get palmed off with Boxercise and Boxfit but those classes won’t keep you safe.’
Marnie has previously shared that she took up boxing to cope with her grief after she suddenly lost her dad when she was eight-years-old.
She said: ‘When you have things that happen to you that are sad, they arouse feelings and the beautiful thing about boxing is that aggression, anger and sadness in me was actually celebrated. When I got into boxing and I was a fighter and always on the front foot, I was really celebrated for that.
‘So suddenly the feeling went from being this negative thing to something I could channel in a really good way and actually push myself further with and go onto become a champion.’
The outing comes after Marnie hit back at critics on Thursday, who have compared the show to Love Island, insisting females can be both glamorous and serious businesswomen.
Speaking exclusively to MailOnline about the comparisons, the 2023 champion, said: ‘Women can have it all and to say we have to pick between either being glamorous or being good businesswomen is an insult. We can do both and we can do it all.
‘It is okay for women to be online and be expressive and show their fashion, their makeup, and hair. Time has moved forward, and we are in a more digital age.
‘The saying ”get yourself a woman that can do both” shouldn’t even exist. It goes without saying that we are all of those things. Women can take on many hats and be many different people and it really is an unfair narrative.’
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