Name: Gricelda Samano
Occupation: owner of La Estrella Mini Market
Birth date and place: July 12; Guadalajara, Mexico
Family: husband, Rodolfo, 50; daughter, Daisy Stephania, 26; and son Erick, 17
The one thing I enjoy most about my work is: seeing people leaving happy after eating my tacos.
My business philosophy is: to be able to promote my culture and unite my community through cultural activities and through my food.
If I could, I’d be a: professional folkloric ballet dancer.
I’m so sick of: not being able to spend more time with my son Erick.
The four guests at my fantasy dinner party would be: Jesus, Dalai Lama, my mother and my son Jonathan.
My hobbies are: reading and walking.
The last book I read was: One Hundred Years of Solitude by Gabriel Garcia Marquez.
I wish I knew how to: play the piano.
My worst habit is: eating too much when I am stressed out.
Nobody knows I: pray everyday.
The person I most admire is: Jesus.
My guilty pleasure is: eating Mexican pastries.
I drive a: Lexus.
I’d like to be driving a: Lexus.
My favorite restaurant is: La Estrella Mini Market.
I’m happiest when: I am with my family and my grandchildren — Gabriel, 9; Elliott, 6; and Camila, 4.
I regret: not telling my late son, Jonathan, how much I loved him.
If I won the lottery, here’s what I’d do just for me: I would pay for my house in full.
When I retire, I plan to: learn how to grow my own vegetables and have a big garden.
Community activities: volunteer chairwoman for Cinco de Mayo, organizer of the annual Community Garage Sale in Corinth and precursor of the Mexican Independence Day Festival in Denton.