Yolanda Smilez

December 10, 2020 - 334 views

Yolanda Smilez, is a nationally recognized comedian, radio personality, highly sought after host and the founder of the ROC Awards. With much talent to her credit, she ventured into the world of authorship in 2016. She will release her debut novel, under her professional brand, Smilez Entertainment, in April 2018, titled Big Momma is the True Trap Queen.


Hailing from the Flower City, Rochester NY, Yolanda Smilez began her career as a comedian 7 years ago and hasn’t looked back. With the ability to humor anyone from a child to an adult, she has traveled the country doing what she loves.  She has performed as the opening act for many well-respected comedians; headlined her own comedy specials and built a platform that she uses to help push and promote other up and coming comedians. While establishing her presence in Rochester and abroad, she had taken notice of the talented members of her community; those that were working hard on their respective crafts with little to no recognition for it. From that, the first ROC Awards was born in 2012. Opening to rave reviews, the ROC Awards, under her leadership, entered into its 7th year on Feb 24, 2019. The Award show continues to grow in the number of categories presented, in attendance and support. Recently she has commissioned the youth of Rochester to be a huge part of the production of the ROC Awards, withROC Award Cares. Partnering with the City of Rochester, she allows the kids to obtain the experience of building the set, assisting with producing the show and all other aspects. The kids gain valuable experience, learning the intricate details of a production show and earning a paycheck from the time put into the ROC Awards. If there wasn’t more to her credit, Yolanda is also the co-founder of the Ms. Kurvie NY Pageant, which celebrates the beauty, talent and uniqueness of Kurvie women. With love shown to the Kurvie women in NY, the pageant recently expanded into the states of Texas and North Carolina. 


Yolanda uses her life as the backdrop to all she does, which allows people to see the authentic person she is. To know her is to love her. 


Yolanda lives in Rochester NY with her family. Her mission statement :No matter what you been or going through you will smile again!


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