The Real Housewives of New Jersey returned on Bravo in 2022 for a 12th season and fans being fans have not yet been over its past seasons. That brings us to Penny Drossos Karagiorgis, a former cast member on RHONJ. She was introduced as one in a few of Teresa Giudice’s friend circles. Teresa, as you know, is one of the show’s longstanding cast members.
Where Is RHONJ Penny Drossos Now?
During the early seasons of RHONJ, Teresa and Penny including Kim D and Jan were all friends while Teresa’s sister-in-law, Melissa Gorga, was not included in the friendship group.
Despite starting as friends, viewers saw Teresa and Penny’s relationship go down the drain.
In 2019, Radar Online described Penny as Teresa’s “nemesis”. So, we can say their feud has not been rectified all these years later.
Penny and her late husband, Johnny ‘The Greek’ Karagiorgis, appeared on RHONJ back in 2013 and she was frequently involved in fights with the Giudices, Laurita’s, and Gorgas through the years. (As per IMDB, Penny alone was also seen in the “Kiss My Peach” episode of the show in 2021.)
Fast forward to now, Penny has been calling Paramus, New Jersey her home where she lives with her kids. At the same time, she proudly owned and ran Medusa’s Hair Loft, a full-service hair salon in Fair Lawn, New Jersey.
(If you should know, the average salary for a hairstylist in New Jersey, as estimated by indeed.com was $17.46 per hour.)
For some reason, Penny seemed to have chosen to lay low unlike most others who were associated with the Real Housewives franchise in the past.
Penny Drossos Age
In 2021, Penny Drossos likely turned 48 years old.
Penny Drossos Net Worth
Penny Drossos, who called herself a “master hairstylist over LinkedIn, reportedly held $1 million as net worth as of March 2022.
Formerly, she was also the owner/operator at La Chateau Allure and an employee at Runway Magazine Inc.
Is Penny Drossos Still Married?
Everyone who knows Penny knows this. Her husband and RHONJ star Johnny Karagiorgis, aka John, died after suffering a sudden heart attack on 4 June 2016. His most memorable appearance on the show was when he got into a fight with Christopher Laurita and Joe Gorga.
Before he passed away, Johnny, along with his wife Penny, Penny, owned a Fair Lawn hair salon that was visited by fellow RHONJ stars Teresa and Kim DePaola. Johnny also co-owned the hot dog joint Rutt’s Hut. Not long before this untimely passing, he was also working on launching a show called “Legend’s Road”.
(Of course) the late husband also filed a civil lawsuit against Bravo and NBC back in 2013. The incident spurred after a fight between Johnny and Melissa Gorga’s husband.
Johnny is survived also by his two kids with Penny. They are Niko and Maria Karagiorgis, now seemingly in their mid to late teen years. Penny says they are her life.
With that being said, there is no evidence if Penny married again. Her relationship status was a puzzle as of the time of this writing.
Penny Drossos Height
It is an above 5′ 5″ height that Penny Drossos stands in.
Penny Drossos Family
Penny’s now-deceased dad, as she puts it, was the rock of their family. She also saw him as a man who always had a smile on his face and a loud voice, a hard worker, and someone who always kept things together. Penny recalled that he never left his family in need and provided them with everything they needed.
Father’s Day, since losing her dad has been the bitter-sweet occasion, Penny shared.
The reality TV personality also only has good words for her mom. “My mom is my rock my everything a true survivor couldn’t be where I am today without her ❤️❤️❤️ her !!!”, she wrote on Mother’s Day, before also remembering the other moms in her life, her sister in law, mother in law, aunts, and cousins.
As for siblings, Penny has a brother named Sammy Drossos. Sammy, so you know, went to Cliffside Park High School; he now lives in Palisades Park, New Jersey; married to a realtor Georgia M. Gourdoukis.
Penny also has a sister named Joanna Gourdoukis who, as per her Facebook, studied Family and Child Studies in a School Setting at Montclair State University
When Is Penny Drossos Birthday?
Penny was yet to tell when exactly she celebrates her birthday.
Where Was Penny Drossos Born?
Penny Drossos was born in Náfpaktos, a town in West Greece.
Is Penny Drossos On Instagram?
Yes. One could find Penny Drossos on Instagram @penny.karagiorgis where, as of 4 March 2022, she entertained 118 posts and 1,018 followers. The page, however, was kept private and safe from prying eyes.
Penny also occasionally posted on ‘Penny Drossos Karagiorgis’ account and the other business account @AskPDK on Facebook.