Shanna Kim Crane, 24

Cocktail server at XS

Hometown: Brea, Calif.

What’s something most people don’t know about you? I’m half Vietnamese and I can speak and understand the language.

Who is your fictional hero? Aladdin, simply because he makes it clear early on to his love, Jasmine, that it’s not about material things in life. It’s what makes up a person on the inside that matters.

What do you dislike more than anything? I hate being woken up by loud noises.

What is the nicest thing anyone has ever done for you? At the age of 16, my parents sent me to Europe and I became extremely homesick. My mother arranged for cards to be delivered to my aunt’s house to cheer me up. Those cards kept me smiling throughout my trip.

If you could change one thing about your family, what would it be? I would change the locations of where we all live. I wish my whole family lived near each other so we could have more family gatherings and barbecues.

What is the cruelest thing anyone has ever done to you? When I was a little girl, my brother gave me a piece of a spicy chili from a tree my parents grew in our yard. Needless to say, my mouth was on fire! To this day, I can’t eat spicy food.

If you could go on a date with any celebrity, who would you take to dinner? That’s easy: Marilyn Monroe.

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Entertaining options for a week of nonstop fun and excitement. Thur. 4 Ladies come first at First Food and Bar this Thursday as the restaurant and lounge reinvents “retail therapy” and hosts its first ladies night. Women can unwind with some bargain-priced, beverage-based retail therapy ($5 cocktails) and enjoy gift bags furnished by Dior Cosmetics. Representatives from Dior will also be there to perform makeovers. Second floor of the Shoppes at the Palazzo, 9 p.m., no cover. Fri. 5