Leeza Gibbons, you are not fired.

On the live season finale of Celebrity Apprentice, the author and TV star was able to beat Geraldo Rivera and be crowned winner of the NBC hit's 14th season. While this season's more dramatic contestants (We're looking at you, Kenya Moore and Brandi Glanville!) made headlines, Gibbons was able to take home the victory with her kindness, proving nice celebs don't always finish last.

And when E! News chatted with Gibbons after her big win, her reaction to being hired by Donald Trump was predictably nice and adorable.

"I'm so excited. It's kind of a cool moment!" she gushed. "My feet aren't touching the ground. I don't know when I'll come back down to Earth."

Leeza Gibbons, Celebrity Apprentice

David Giesbrecht/NBC

And Gibbons credits her ability to avoid the drama for her win. 

"I was really lucky that I was able to be myself. People kept talking about a strategy. I think that the best strategy in life is just to work hard, care more and that's taken me here in my career and it got me to this place in the competition," she said. "I think what happens is we get overwhelmed when we're afraid and when we're afraid we hold on tight and when we hold on tight, that's really when we really lose control.... I tried to do this just saying, 'I'm going to take a deep breath and be me.'"

Wouldn't you have hired her, too?! "Leeza was amazing," Trump told us, saying a Celebrity Apprentice winner is "somebody that achieves, somebody that does the right thing."

But Gibbon's win wasn't the only major announcement Trump made during Monday's live show, as he revealed NBC has renewed The Apprentice for a 15th season. (Seven seasons have been Celebrity Apprentice, and it seems likely that an eighth outing will be coming for season 15.)

After Trump made the announcement, the show's Twitter account posted, "AND, it's official: #CelebApprentice has been renewed for Season 15! #ApprenticeFinale."

To hear more from Gibbons and Trump on her big win, watch our interviews with them above.

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