Dina Manzo, the youngest of 11 children, was born in Brooklyn, NY. From the age of six, she has called the suburbs of New Jersey her home. While raised Catholic, the journey of adulthood inspired her to dive deeper into spirituality, exploring many traditions and paths to peace. This spiritual energy is at the heart everything she does -- from running her design and event planning company, to giving back to the community, and of course raising her beautiful 18-year-old daughter, Alexia.
Motherhood and her passion for philanthropy inspired her to proudly found Project Ladybug, a 501c3 non-profit organization. To date, Project Ladybug has raised over one million dollars to help children with cancer. Dina also has great love for the care and protection of animals. Her two-legged rescue pup, Gracie, inspires her each day to be a dedicated advocate for animal adoption and rescue.
After appearing on Season 1 and part of Season 2 of The Real Housewives of New Jersey, Dina took a break from Bravo. She took advantage of this quality time to focus on Alexia, to grow Project Ladybug, and to enjoy two seasons of her own show on HGTV called Dina's Party. She returns to Bravo with renewed enthusiasm, a desire to share her personal growth, and a hope that others will be inspired to start, or continue, their own journey.