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Hawaiian Tropic Zone's Tina Marino Probably Won't Be Sharing Her Life With You

When 19-year-old Tina Marino moved here from her native Buffalo two months ago to take acting classes, her talent scout landed her a gig as a "tableside concierge" at the Hawaiian Tropic Zone. The interview process, she says, was a bit different than the one she underwent before working at T.G.I. Friday's: "We had to try on a bathing suit." We wondered how she keeps her cool (besides working in a sarong) amid co-worker squabbles, two fiercely competitive beauty pageants per night, and the occasional customers she describes as "rude, obnoxious gentlemen — well, not gentlemen."