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    Fans of ONE Championship have a limited-time opportunity to win a trip to Singapore to meet Chatri, the martial arts entrepreneur behind the hit ‘Apprentice’ spin-off.

    ONE Championship and its CEO and Chairman Chatri Sityodtong are offering a once-in-a-lifetime experience for super-fans of “The Apprentice: ONE Championship Edition.”

    As announced during their ONE on Prime Video 3 broadcast last Friday, to celebrate the reality series landing on Prime Video exclusively in the U.S. and Canada, ONE wants to reward one lucky fan with a trip for two to Singapore to meet Chatri in-person during event week for ONE on Prime Video 4. The winner will also receive a pair of VIP tickets to the event.

    Along with some general sign-up information, you just need to explain why you love “The Apprentice: ONE Championship Edition” and enter by October 31. Video entries are strongly recommended as the winner will be hand-picked by the ONE team.


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    For the uninitiated, Chatri Sityodtong is the self-made entrepreneur who founded ONE Championship, Asia’s largest global sports property.

    Chatri grew up in Thailand in a well-to-do family. As a child, his father introduced him to the world of martial arts via Muay Thai, Thailand’s traditional form of boxing, at the prestigious Sityodtong gym. 

    In 1997, the Asian financial crisis hit. Chatri’s life was ripped apart by poverty and his father abandoned the family, leaving Chatri, the oldest son, to do what he could to support his family.

    His mother encouraged him to apply to Harvard University even though they knew they couldn’t afford it. To Chatri’s surprise, he was accepted, and he and his mother moved to the U.S. together so he could attend college.

    At his lowest point, Chatri was living off $4 a day and doing any job he could to make more money, including coaching Muay Thai on the side. At one point, Chatri’s mother was also secretly living with him in his dorm room.


    After graduation, Chatri moved to Silicon Valley to start his first business with his mother. To save on rent, they slept on the office floor in sleeping bags.

    But through hard work and good fortune, Chatri grew his company and pulled his family out of poverty, putting his younger brother through school, buying his mom a house, and went back to Harvard to get an MBA. 

    More success followed, but Chatri’s true calling was still to come. He walked away from a successful career on Wall Street to refocus on what forged him into a warrior all those years ago — martial arts. This was the birth of ONE Championship.

    Now, whether through ONE Championship or as the boss of “The Apprentice: ONE Championship Edition,” Chatri continues to promote the virtues that martial arts teaches.

    Enter NOW and you could be the ONE to fly to Singapore to meet Chatri and watch ONE on Prime Video 4!

    See more of Chatri on ONE’s “The Apprentice” on Amazon Prime Video in the U.S. and Canada now! Don’t have Prime Video yet? Start your free 30-day trial and begin streaming ONE Championship now!

    For fans in 150-plus countries outside of the U.S. and Canada, you can catch “The Apprentice: ONE Championship Edition” on Netflix.

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