10 Things You Didn’t Know About Yandy Smith

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10 Things You Didn’t Know About Yandy Smith

Yandy Smith is an actress, producer, entrepreneur, and reality TV star who has paved her way in the entertainment world after receiving her college degree. Yandy Smith was born in Harlem to Ralph and Laura Smith in March of 1982. Her birth name is Yandy, and she has a brother, Juelz Santana. However, that is about all the information given on her family.

10 Things You Didn’t Know About Yandy Smith

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Although Yandy has a well-rounded resume, she has become particularly well-known in a couple of areas of the entertainment world: reality TV and music. If you are a fan of the popular reality TV show Love & Hip-Hop: New York, you probably already recognize the name, but here are ten things you didn’t know about Yandy Smith.

1. She started her acting career on a VH1 realty show

Yandy Smith got her first shot in the entertainment field when she landed her role on the popular VH1 reality TV show Love & Hip-Hop: New York. Although the show is a reality TV series, it gave Smith the ‘acting industry bug,’ and she went on to involve herself in producing her own films.

2. She produced a short drama and Off-Broadway musical

Smith expanded her career in entertainment by producing a short crime drama in which she also acted, titled, Two Days in Harlem. During the same year, Smith also co-produced an Off-Broadway musical and has c0-produced an independent film with a good friend of hers, producer Noel Calloway. The film was made in 2012 and was titled Life, Love, Soul.

3. A television show inspired her to get her education

Inspiration for life’s choices can come in any form. Many celebrities will tell you who or what inspired them to make the decisions they did, and Smith has discussed in interviews where her inspiration to go to college and get her degree stemmed from. Smith claims the 1990’s hit television show, A Different World inspired her to get her college degree. If you aren’t familiar with the show, it depicted a fictional black college in Virginia and followed students’ lives as they worked toward their degrees.

4. Yandy Smith has her own skincare line

10 Things You Didn’t Know About Yandy Smith

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Yandy has always cared for her skin and body, never shying away from sharing tips and what works for her. So she decided to start her skincare line called YELLE skincare. According to the Instagram bio, YELLE skincare is the first plant-based skin care for melanin-rich skin. The business is located in Atlanta, Georgia, with excellent customer reviews.

5. She’s managed an array of popular rappers

According to Celebrity Divorce, after leaving her job at Violator Management, Smith took a job with Warner Bros. Music managing the rapper Jim Jones. Smith has had the good fortune of managing other big names, including Missy Elliot, 50 Cent, and LL Cool J.

6. Yandy Smith’s net worth

According to Celebrity Networth, Yandy smith is worth 12 million dollars. She earned most of this money when she started her professional career as an executive assistant for a multimedia company at Violator management. She also managed a couple of high-profile rappers at Warner Bros, and including her time on the VH1 reality show Love and Hip Hop, she is very secure financially. 

7. She is a rebel with a cause

10 Things You Didn’t Know About Yandy Smith

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Lots of celebrities adopt a cause along the way in life. They support what they believe in, and sometimes the cause they support stems from something they, themselves, have experienced or someone close to them has. This was the case for Smith. With her husband behind bars, Smith took a personal interest in the conditions behind bars, which led to her joining in on a protest on February 3, 2019, outside the Metropolitan Detention Center in Brooklyn, NY. During the protest, Smith was a victim of an assault when an assailant approached her and pepper sprayed her. Yandy uses her platform to stand up against injustices and advocate for police reforms to reduce the senseless Murders of innocent black men in America.

8. She’s the brand manager of her own lifestyle brand

Besides television and film production, Smith showed her entrepreneurship by starting her lifestyle brand. Smith is the owner and brand manager of ‘Everything Girls Love,’ which also puts out a magazine under the same name. The brand covers various topics for young women, including wellness, fashion, love, and finance.

9. She is a published author

Smith didn’t stop at managing singers or starting her business label and magazine. She is also a published author, and the topic is related to what she did; branding a business. The book is titled, The Beauty of Branding in Business and was released as an eBook meant to inspire entrepreneurs. But keep your eye out for more from Smith because she plans to publish more books; however, these will be children’s books, and the target audience will be, working moms.

#10. She is married and has two children

10 Things You Didn’t Know About Yandy Smith

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Smith is married to Mendeecees Harris, her co-star on Love & Hip-Hop: New York, who is also in the music industry. Harris and his brother own a record label, but that’s not all he’s known for. According to Celebrity Net Worth, Harris has been in trouble with the law, including being charged for molesting a 15 year old girl, and was charged with drug trafficking. The charges were dropped on the drug trafficking charges, but ultimately Harris was found guilty on the molestation charges and sent to prison for several years and was later released. share two children together, both boys; Omere and Skylar Harris. She is also a step mother to his husbands kids from a previous relationship.

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