Andrea Lisa Salinas was born on April 18, 1993 in Texas. She has an older identical twin sister named Amanda who was born on the same day, two minutes before her. Both Andrea and her sister have Achondroplasia dwarfism. Before she and her sister were on Little Women: Atlanta, they were club dancers, and
performed together as the "Tiny Twinz", and became like legends within the little person performer community. They moved to Atlanta for more opportunities to perform at clubs. In season 3 of Little Women: Atlanta, Andrea and her sister decided to quit club dancing, and do things such as club promoting and hosting.
In 2016, Andrea and her sister were guests on The Rickey Smiley Morning Show, a syndicated radio show which was once co-hosted by their fellow Little Women: Atlanta cast member Shirlene "Ms.Juicy" King Pearson.
Andrea and Amanda made an appearance on the TV One reality show called, "Rickey Smiley For Real".
Behind the Scenes
Andrea has a boyfriend named Chris Fernandez. They have been in an on and off relationship for over 7 years. In 2018, the couple got engaged, but the engagement was called off after at least a couple of months. They have three children together: André (6 years old), Aubrey (3 years old), and Anaya (2 years old.). All three of their children have
Achondroplasia Dwarfism. When their son André was born he was very sick, and almost died. He was diagnosed with Lung Disease. Thankfully, he pulled through his illness. He lives in Texas with his maternal grandparents Janie and Oscar so that he can stay close to his doctors. They adopted him, but Andrea does plan on having André move in with her, Chris, and her daughters after he gets his health together.
Salinas has one other sister and an older brother named Oscar Salinas Jr. --who are both average-sized. She has at least one niece, named Isla, who is the offspring of her brother.
On May 24, 2019, Andrea and her sister Amanda released a song titled "Project X" with Bri Barlup and Emily Fernandez (A.K.A Left Cheek & Right Cheek). The music video for the song was released on YouTube on June 8, 2019, and over the course of 17 days, the video received 1.1 million views.
Andrea and her sister Amanda had a very close relationship with their fellow cast member Ashley "Minnie" Ross since 2015. The two were devastated by Ross' passing in April 2020. They were the only two Little Women: Atlanta cast members that were able to attend Ross' funeral. The service was otherwise only open to Minnie's relatives due to strict social distancing orders during the Coronavirus outbreak. The general public was able to watch a live stream of the funeral.
- Andrea and her boyfriend have a dog named blaze, and a chameleon named Pee-Wee.
- After giving birth to her third child (Anaya), Salinas got her tubes tied, which means she won't be having any more children.
- She and her sister have matching tattoos of their last name (Salinas) on their calves.
- Salinas and her twin sister wear a size 1 in in children's shoes.
- She has the highest Instagram following out of all Little Women: Atlanta or Little Women franchise cast members--over 953,000 followers as of June 26, 2020. Her sister Andrea has the second highest--over 942,000 as of June 26, 2020.
- She is the youngest main cast member on Little Women: Atlanta.