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Manda Palomino
Manda Palomino
Hometown
Atlantic City, NJ
Age
Season 15: 30
Season 17: 32
Occupation
Sous Chef
Season
15, 17
Kitchen Experience
Culinary Education
Culinary Inspiration
Placement
Season 15: 5th
Season 17: 11th
Resides

Manda Palomino was a contestant on Season 15 and Season 17 of Hell's Kitchen. On season 15, she ranked in 5th place, and on season 17, she ranked in 11th place.

Personality Edit

Manda was one of the kinder chefs in both of her runs, and was more often breaking up arguments than starting them. However, she was not the most vocal communicator, and refused to tolerate sexist treatment.

Season 15 Edit

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Episode 16Edit

Season 17 Edit

Episode 1/2Edit

Episode 3Edit

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Episode 5Edit

Episode 6Edit

Episode 7Edit

Episode 8Edit

Trivia Edit

  • She is the first contestant ever suffering from celiac disease.

Season 15Edit

  • She is the eleventh female contestant who switched teams and made it to the black jackets.
  • After her appearance on the show, she became manager at 2Good2B, a gluten-free bakery, in Rancho Bernardo, California, alongside Anthony from Season 11.

Season 17Edit

Quotes Edit

Season 15Edit

  • "FRANK!!!!"
  • "I look like I just got fucking murdered."
  • "Thanks a lot, Frank. You're getting a hug, whether you like it or not!"
  • "Best drama queen in a reality show goes to...Jared!"

Season 17Edit

  • "I'm like a wizard."
  • "MICHELLE!! YOU TOLD ME IT WAS COOKED!"
  • "You're welcome, Marino. Should I make you a sandwich too?"
  • "In other news, Elise is crying!"

Gallery Edit

  • Manda on Season 17 (All-Stars)