He spent most of his time on The Apprentice halfnaked and has gone on to fill the internet with his topless selfies – so what better excuse than to strip the reality TV favourite and snap him at this best. Confidence levels at breaking point, Solomon Akht
Do you think your time on The Apprentice reflected you accurately? Yeah, definitely – really accurately. The Apprentice is one of those shows where it’s real life; it’s not scripted. Getting to the final five and being portrayed like I was in real life was great. Do you think being open and vulnerable got you as far as you did? I went into it not knowing what to expect at all. And yeah, when I got thrown into a room with Nick, Karen and Lord Sugar; I was in awe. It was a massive moment for me. I just kind of put a smile on my face and cracked a few jokes, you know? And I slipped up flirting with a few girls. And your onscreen bromance with James, too? [Laughs] I know, I have SO much love for that boy. You know what, since the show, James and I get on so well. Have people continued to interact with you since? I’m The Apprentice candidate with the most Twitter followers, other than Mark the winner, which I’m really proud of. Same on Instagram, too. Like, I’m not afraid to take topless pictures, or share random stuff
from my life that’s happened. Are topless pictures something you’ve always posted? I prefer to be topless and free than restrained by clothes. I don’t just take loads of topless selfies – I take them about my life. So if I’m out and about, or at a gig or something and I’m taking a picture, or if I’m at home just laying on my sofa topless, then that’s just me relaxing. I quite like to cook topless as well. When you cook topless, it’s easier to clean up. Clothes are optional with you, then? Basically, yeah. [Laughs] Are you happy with the way that you look? Yeah, yeah, yeah! I’m really confident with the way I look. What one thing would you change, if any? One thing I’d change? I don’t know... I don’t think I’d change anything. It’s good to be happy with the body you’ve got. Where’s the best place someone could take you on a date? Oh my God! My favourite date, definitely the aquarium, 100%, ‘cos I love fish. This is a massive talking point if you’re on a date. I think fish are quite like me – they’re both active and random, and I can resonate with that. Where would be a big no-no? In a cinema you don’t get that, you can’t even see the person. But I did get off with a girl in the cinema once, on a first date when I was, like, 15. How do you feel about guys looking at all your pictures? I have so many gay friends – it doesn’t really matter if it’s girls or boys. I mean, I’m straight, but I don’t mind [laughs]. What are you doing now the show has ended? I’m doing a speaking tour around universities, talking about business. And I’ve also been doing evenings and club events. Plus, a topless shoot for GT! It’s a massive thing for me... I haven’t done any topless pictures before. Well, asides from the selfies.