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The Women of Hawaiian Tropic Zone

Nothing beats the doldrums of a bleak fall afternoon like a trip to the tropics—complete with fauxbeachy decor, David Burke-designed bites, and of course...the girls. You've heard about the newHawaiian Tropic Zone restaurant in midtown, but perhaps you aren't as familiar with itslovely bikini-clad servers as you'd like to be.

Problem solved. Below, we sat down with the best of the bunch to get answers to life's bigquestions.

JODIE QUILES

JODIE QUILES

Hometown: Brooklyn
Sign: Aquarius
Favorite Bikini: Any one, as long as it has strings that are sexy
Likes: Intelligence, generosity, dark chocolate
Dislikes: Superficiality, hypocrites, liars, subway stations
Favorite Menu Item: Double Breasted Roasted Organic Chicken
Great Food or Great Sex: Who needs food when you have great sex? I don't!
Craziest Thing You've Done: Getting up at the Hawaiian Tropic Pageant because I had never done anything like that before...and I won!
Special Waitressing Feature: Making people feel good
Turn-ons: Tall, dark, handsome, full lips, money
Turn-offs: Sports fanatic, bald head, man without direction
Hobbies: Skiing, baking organic pastries, karaoke
Favorite Book: More Natural Cures
Role Model: Madonna, because she's a triple threat (actress, singer, dancer) and I want to be an actress, singer and model.
Career Background/Future Plans: I want to manage restaurants and fitness clubs, and I plan to be the triple threat.
Favorite Movie: Forrest Gump because it is inspirational.
Favorite Quote: "The camera is an eye that does not judge," and "The only thing we have to fear is fear itself."

ANJALI BAKSHI

ANJALI BAKSHI

Hometown: Staten Island
Sign: Libra
Favorite Bikini: Turquoise with a gemstone in the middle
Likes: Party people, fatty food
Dislikes: Littering, boring people with one-word answers
Favorite Menu Item: Sweet Pumpkin Ravioli
Great Food or Great Sex: Great food...love Italian food!
Craziest Thing You've Done: I jumped off a 65-foot cliff into a man-made quarry in Pennsylvania where a natural spring came up.
Special Waitressing Feature: I'm a bartender, so speed.
Turn-ons: Clean-cut, big lips, muscles...like the guy from Smallville
Turn-offs: Dirty sneakers, crooked teeth, messy clothes
Hobbies: Gymnastics and snow sports, like snowmobiling
Favorite Book: To Kill a Mockingbird. It was so good...they should make a movie out of it!
Role Model: Angelina Jolie. I was Tomb Raider for Halloween two years ago.
Career Background/Future Plans: I'm a criminal justice major at John Jay. I want to go to law school and do corporate or entertainment law...not criminal though.
Favorite Movie: The Matrix...definitely the first one.
Favorite Quote: "Everything happens for a reason."

JENNIFER JOHNSON

JENNIFER JOHNSON

Hometown: Dallas
Sign: Scorpio
Favorite Bikini: Lime green with glitter...I'm definitely a glitter girl.
Likes: Shopping, extra cheese pizza with ranch
Dislikes: How nowhere here has elevators and you have to walk up all the stairs
Favorite Menu Item: Filet Mignon
Great Food or Great Sex: Sex
Craziest Thing You've Done: I had a relationship with the dad of one of my 4th grade students. He started coming in for a lot of parent teacher conferences, and he was like, "You're hot," and I was like, "You're sexy." The kid never knew.
Special Waitressing Feature: Making everyone happy...I don't want anyone to be upset because that makes me sad.
Turn-ons: Nice teeth, nice eyes, messy hair...i.e. a rocker boy
Turn-offs: Bad breath, too touchy-feely, space-invader (stay out of my bubble!)
Hobbies: Gardening when I was in Texas, skiing
Favorite Book: Men are from Mars, Women are from Venus
Role Model: My grandmother; she's just a strong woman who's everything I want to be.
Career Background/Future Plans: I want to travel and model for a while and then return to teaching 4th grade math and science.
Favorite Movie: Wedding Crashers
Favorite Quote: Marilyn Monroe said: "I'm pretty, but I'm not beautiful; I sin, but I'm not the devil; I'm good, but I'm not an angel."

SHAVON BONNEY

SHAVON BONNEY

Hometown: Hillsboro, NJ
Sign: Libra
Favorite Bikini: Shimmery gold with rings on the bottoms
Likes: School (I'm at Berkeley), shopping
Dislikes: The war, nasty people
Favorite Menu Item: Triple Chocolate Mousse Cake
Great Food or Great Sex: Fuck the food...I want the sex!
Craziest Thing You've Done: I got on a bar in Florida and danced with some friends...they started spraying water on us!
Special Waitressing Feature: I'm nice. And I'm hot.
Turn-ons: Funny, smart, Libras
Turn-offs: Ignorant, insecure, conceited
Hobbies: Taking pictures and having pictures taken of me, MySpace
Favorite Book: 48 Laws of Reason
Role Model: Johnny Cochran...he started off not well-known but made nothing into something.
Career Background/Future Plans: I want to go to law school, be in the FBI for four years and then be a lawyer afterward. And I want to do modeling on the side.
Favorite Movie: Basic Instinct 1 and 2!
Favorite Quote: "Everything happens for a reason."

ANGELA RUTLEDGE

ANGELA RUTLEDGE

Hometown: Houston
Sign: Sagittarius
Favorite Bikini: Royal blue and glittery with a silver string
Likes: Puppies, sushi
Dislikes: Liars, selfishness
Favorite Menu Item: Cabaret Bombe
Great Food or Great Sex: Food while having sex...or orgasmic food.
Craziest Thing You've Done: I ran down the hallway in a Hawaii hotel completely naked...and I was sober!
Special Waitressing Feature: I can make you feel like you're the only one here.
Turn-ons: Good hygiene, great smile
Turn-offs: Cocky, guys who throw their money around and use their money to get a girl
Hobbies: Sports, used to hunt birds (but not deer), MySpace
Favorite Book: Why Men Love Bitches. That book is helping me deal with a few things right now!
Role Model: Sandra Bullock...she shows her true self and has a wild side, but is still classy and beautiful.
Career Background/Future Plans: I recently got my cosmetology license, and I want to do behind-the-scenes hair and make-up.
Favorite Movie: The Notebook and Scarface. Those movies make me want to cry or shoot someone.
Favorite Quote: "This is me in all of my splendor, and it doesn't get any better than this." It's from Why Men Love Bitches.

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