Andrea Palladino has lived many glamorous lives as a pageant contestant, jewelry designer, model, mom and philanthropist. From 2004-2008, she volunteered, traveled and taught as a Chinese cultural ambassador for the Republic of Taiwan teaching traditional Chinese dance in Brazil, Guatemala, Canada and throughout the United States. She has participated in events with Hope Supply Company and sponsors children with Ark of Rainbow. Married to Dallas restauranteur Joe Palladino (Nick & Sam’s, Coal Vines, Dos Jefes), they have three beautiful children. In 2016, as a response to the Dallas Police tragedy, she and her husband hosted a dining event for the Dallas Police Department (to donate to the Guns and Hoses Foundation), raising over $300K in one night with less than a week of planning.
What does Going Against The Grain mean to you:
Quote to live by: “Everyone has a story to tell, and I would love to hear yours.”
Passionate about: Family, food, traveling, spreading love and kindness
Favorite food: Taiwanese and Korean
Can’t live without: Honey and green tea