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Personal profile: Judy A. Shortino

Name: Judy A. Shortino

Occupation: fashion consultant for Doncaster fine women’s apparel, a family-owned direct-seller business in Rutherfordton, N.C.


Birth date and place: July 31; Oakland, Calif.

Family: son, Christopher, and daughter-in-law, Christi; and five granddaughters, Brooke, 8; Ella, 7; Avery, 4; Reese, 2; and Sophia, 6 months.

The one thing I enjoy most about my work is: the compliments my customers receive when they love and wear their Doncaster selections.

My business philosophy is: Give my customers the best service and let them have a great time shopping.

If I could, I’d be a: dancer.

I’m so sick of: whiners and rude people.

The four guests at my fantasy dinner party would be: Coco Chanel, Carol Burnett, Mario Batali and Richard Gere (fashion, laughter, good food and gazing).

My hobbies are: dancing, wine, cooking, shopping and travel.

I wish I knew how to: be more patient with technology.

My worst habit is: being too emotional at times.

Nobody knows I: made a commercial for Holiday Inn back in the 1990s and taught modeling to teenagers.

The people I most admire are: several friends who have gone through tough personal challenges. I have admired their strength and courage to get through it with dignity. They make me want to be a better person.

My guilty pleasures are: wine, chocolate, shoes and handbags.

My favorite restaurant is: The Grotto.

If I won the lottery, here’s what I’d do just for me: TRAVEL, TRAVEL, TRAVEL.

If I could change one thing about Denton, it would be: Lots of changes have been made in the 13 years I’ve been here; I would like to see it become totally smoke-free.

When I retire, I plan to: TRAVEL.

Community activities: Denton Benefit League, ball and underwriting committee member; The Arts Guild; You’re Beautiful committee member; and part of Denton Community Theatre’s Beaujolais & More committee.