Penny Drossos Talks Teaching Special Needs Children, Reveals She Is Close Friends With Jennifer Dalton


Penny Drossos-Karagiorgis has been quite the firecracker on The Real Housewives of New Jersey and in a new article in Skinny News Magazine, she reveals more interesting details about who she is. Penny has been in the beauty industry for over twenty years and has styled celebrities such as Regis Phibin and Steven Seagal. But what people might not know about her is that she taught special needs children at the SBJC prior to opening her salon, La Chateau Allure. Penny’s husband, John, was accused of tweeting about the Laurita’s autistic son, Nicholas. He was accused of saying the family was using Nicholas’ autism as a storyline for the show, a confrontation we saw between Penny and Jacqueline at the opening of POSCHE 2.

As for her experience on reality TV? Penny says, “you can’t take everything at face value.” And if she were to return to season 6 of RHONJ, she says she would, “come prepared and put less trust in women.”

In another interesting turn of events, Penny reveals she is now good friends with Jennifer Dalton. When asked about her current relationships with her cast mates, she says, “I hang out with Jennifer Dalton. She is a very sweet and honest person.” Jennifer is friends with Teresa Giudice but enemies with Kim D, as previews show a fight between Kim and Jennifer to air in the lost footage episode. Could Penny’s new friendship with Jennifer say a lot about what’s going on behind the scenes? You decide.


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  • Aunt Bee

    For someone in the beauty industry she sure looks a mess. And how do you “teach” autism. Maybe she meant she taught children who are autistic but that is giving her the benefit of the doubt. What I really want to know is: do these strange women (KimD & G – Penny and this Jennifer person) get paid for their appearances on this show. ? If they do, my next question would be – do these housewives have any true friends, friends that wouldn’t need to be paid to appear at their parties etc…..?

  • DebBrenn

    She taught special needs kids at a junior college? She’s too stupid to know her lies are transparent.

  • Over It

    I really like Penny’s backstory. Melissa and Penny have more in common than they think (teaching backgrounds). I also find it interesting how she is friends with Jen. I’d love to find out if she still talk to Kim D and what she thinks of the stuff Kim has been saying all over twitter about Jen.

    • Chainey

      Interesting… I really do not like Kim D. This might be mean of me to say, but I don’t care, I have heard Kim D cut down other’s appearances… She needs to stop getting the shot in her upper lip, it does not make her upper lip look fuller, it just makes her look like a character from the Simpsons come to life with that protruding upper lip.