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T.G. I. Friday’s World Bartender Championship Finalist Bios:

Gabi Stanzcik

- Store: Woodbridge, New Jersey - Years with T.G.I. Friday’s: 12 years - Years as a Bartender: 10 years - Funniest thing that ever happened to you on a shift? I would have to write a book - What do you do in your spare time? Race motorcross, snowboard, run, mountainbike - If you were a drink what drink would you be and why? Bahama Mama because I would work at Atlantis and live in the Bahamas
Jessica Perrine

- Store: Townsend, MD - Years with T.G.I. Friday’s: 11 years - Years as a Bartender: 10 years - Funniest thing that happened to you on a shift? I met my husband - What are your future plans? To start a family - If you were a drink what drink would you be and why? Baltimore Zoo, unique with a kick - What do you do in your spare time? Camping, canoeing, baking
Santiago Emeric

- Store: Seaworld Florida, Orlando - Years with T.G.I. Friday’s: 1 year, 7 months - Years as a Bartender: 5 years - What are your future plans? Finish school and bartend at Friday’s - What do you do in your spare time? Run, practice flair and hang out with my friends - f you were a drink what drink would you be and why? I’d be an “Old Fashion” and open doors and say “thank you, sir and ma’am” - Theme Song: “The Champ is Here”
Brad Kaplan

- Store: Thorton, Colorado - Years with T.G.I. Friday’s: 6 years - Years as a Bartender: 6 years - What are your future plans? Win a pumpkin chucking contest - What do you do in your spare time? Flip bottles and spending time with my friends - If you were a drink what drink would you be and why? Stiletto because I look good in five inch heels
Andy Hool

- Store: Canton, Michigan - Years with T.G.I. Friday’s: 4 years - Years as a Bartender: 2 years - What do you do in your spare time? Spend it with my two-year-old daughter - If you were a drink what drink would you be and why? Red Bull Passion Slush because I am full of energy - Quote: “Ohhh Yeah!”?
Kristian Mihailin

- Store: Orleans Casino, Las Vegas, Nevada - Years with T.G.I. Friday’s: 9 years, 28 different stores - Years as a Bartender: 9 years - Funniest thing that ever happened to you on a shift? Someone asked me if an Absolut and soda meant absolutely just soda - What do you do in your spare time? Carpentry, flying, practicing (flair) - If you were a drink what drink would you be and why? Red Bull and Vodka, full of speed
David Kriglund - Location: Stureplan, Sweden - Years with T.G.I. Friday’s: 1 year - Years as a Bartender: 7 months - Funniest thing that happened to you during a shift? A guest tried to blend an iPhone - If you were a drink what drink would you be and why? Mudslide because it’s smooth and creamy - Quote: “I look forward to this competition more than anything. I see this as a great experience to be a better bartender”
Naoki Takashio Shio

- Store: Red Shibuya, Tokyo, Japan - Years with T.G.I. Friday’s: 4 years - Years as a Bartender: 3 years - What do you do in your spare time? Appreciate the beauty of art - If you were a drink what drink would you be and why? Beer. It is a drink that is loved by people all over the world
Attila Farmasi - Store: Budapest Oktogon, Hungary - Years with T.G.I. Friday’s: 4 years - Years as a Bartender: 3 years - Funniest thing that ever happened to you on a shift? A fan of mine from Facebook brought a bunch of roses for me to the bar. - If you were a drink what drink would you be and why? Bailey’s, because that’s the ladies’ favorite one
Kenjiro Yanagui Thorne

- Store: Ovalo Gutierrez, Lima Peru - Years with T.G.I. Friday’s: 4 and a half years - Years as a Bartender: 7 years - Quote: “Don’t forget Much Show, Much Flair and if it’s not fun, it’s not Friday’s!” - If you were a drink what drink would you be and why? Melon Ball…...

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