was raised in a traditional gospel-oriented Pentecosal
church, where she sang lead, directed the youth
choir and coordinated various dramatic and musical
presentations. She also served as an extra in
the movie, "Broadway" and also co-starred as "Lady
Sanctified" in the musical comedy "Cinderella
Ms. Simmons has taught modeling at the prestigious Barbizon School of Modeling and Career Center. She has modeled professionally for More Cigarettes, Avon fashions, Duncan Hines and Lay's Potato Chips.
Yolanda earned a Bachelor of Arts in Speech & Theatre and a Master of Arts in Communication Arts.
Yolanda does live vocal portrayal performances of
Donna Summer and Natalie Cole and when not gigging as a solo artist, she's performing with the sassy New Jersey based female singing group, "BJ & 40 Plus".