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If you were expecting Omarosa Manigault-Stallworth's upcoming reality show, 'The Ultimate Merger,' to be another 'Flavor of Love' or 'I Love New York' for that matter -- you've got another thing coming.

The former star of 'The Apprentice' teamed up with her real estate mogul mentor Donald Trump for the new venture, which she she describes as "a mix between 'The Apprentice' and 'The Bachelorette.'" The real-estate-tycoon-turned-reality-TV-kingpin and Manigault-Stallworth developed the show together."When you have a development project with 'the Donald' you don't pass it up," Omarosa -- as she is widely known -- told BV Newswire this weekend. "Donald is invested in me and seeing me succeed and you have to have someone who is going to look after your success."

As for the direction of 'The Ultimate Merger,' the Ohio native describes her latest reality television venture as something distinctively her own.

"I really enjoyed the whole franchise, from 'Flavor of Love' to 'Ray J,' and I think there's a place for that type of program, but this one is kind of different. Ain't nobody passing out roses or writing poetry,' she laughed.

The Howard University graduate, who is currently enrolled in seminary school, says the men competing are "authentic in their approach to winning my heart."

The show centers on weeding out the disingenuous suitors and finding her soul mate, but the guys are not your run-of-the-mill reality television competitors, she says. Nearly all of the 12 bachelors competing for Omarosa's heart are professionals, including a lawyer, a foreign currency trader and a self-help author. But there's one man who is well known to many: '90s R&B crooner Al B Sure.

"It was a shock that he was on," she revealed. "That was one that Donald kept from me. He pursued the opportunity. We didn't go after him; he went after us," she explained.

The 'Night and Day' crooner and Omarosa dated years ago, so she was taken aback when she saw him during the first meeting.

"I asked him, 'What are you doing here? You could have just called me on the cell phone,' and he was like, 'No, I wanted a second chance to win your heart.' So it was very surprising and romantic at the same time," she shared.

And though she's not dishing on whether Sure made the final three, she did say the last men standing were all amazing.

"When it got to the final three, I could close my eyes and choose one because the three final brothers were so fine, so sharp and so on top of their game. Any woman would be happy to have them and having to decide is so hard."

She added, "So, I went with the person I felt like I was falling in love with."

"I think next up would be a wedding special. That would be fun. "

Omarosa will share inside secrets from 'Donald Trump Presents The Ultimate Merger' at www.Twitter.com/Omarosa when the show premieres on TV One at 9 p.m. ET on June 17.

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