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Yasmina Siadatan's Biography

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Yasmina Siadatan was a 27-year-old restaurateur living in London when she won The Apprentice series 5.

Yasmina along with Kate Walsh reached the final two of The Apprentice.

Before The Apprentice, Caversham based Mina Siadatan ran Mya Lacarte in Prospect Street, with her brother Matthew.

Mya Lacarte was set up by Matthew and Yasmina Siadatan in 2007.

Their younger brother Tim was one of the original apprentices on Jamie's Kitchen in 2002, after which he won a scholarship to work in Australia with chef Luke Mangan and then moved to Oxford to become head chef of the QI club.

Yasmina Siadatan was born in Hull in 1981, one of six children.

Her Iranian father Medi Siadatan (also referred to as Seyed Siadatan) moved from Italy to Britain in 1975 and married Yasmina's mother Paula Gabbott (now Paula Payne) in Leeds, however Medi moved his mistress into the family home in 1978, and the marriage soon ended.

However, Yasmina Siadatan's family life is even more complicated. In 2000, her father, who had three wives, went to the European Court of Human Rights, claiming British law against polygamy violates his rights to religious freedom.

Yasmina gained a BSc in Economic History with Population Studies.

Before living in London and her appearance on The Apprentice, Yasmina Siadatan had spells living in Los Angeles and Iran.

Like her father, Yasmina became a restaurant owner.

Yasmina's father ran Medi's Pizzeria in Crown Crescent, Scarborough, from June 1979 to December 1980, having previously managed Tricolos in Newborough.

Her uncle, Hossein, managed Medi's and was manager of Scarborough's Amicio Di Siadatan restaurant in the Prince of Wales Hotel, Esplanade.

Yasmina has run the New York marathon.

After The Apprentice it was revealed that Yasmina Siadatan and her boyfriend Jack Patey had been dating for around ten years.

In the days before The Apprentice final, Yasmina told the BBC that she had been wrongly edited in the previous programme as it made her look as if she gave a positive response to her interview by Claude Litner, whereas that was her reaction to another interview.

After winning The Apprentice, Yasmina Siadatan was put into Amscreen Healthcare, Lord Sugar's digital signage company that puts screens with ads in hospitals and GP surgeries.

On 21 August 2010, the Sunday Mirror reported that Yasmina ­Siadatan was pregnant having got together with AMScreen Healthcare's development manager Andrew Hepburn, after she had broken up from Jack Patey.

Yasmina went on to work with James Caan, running communications for Start-Up Loans and working for his private equity firm, Hamilton Bradshaw.

Her half-brother left Britain in 2014 to join Islamic State in Syria.

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