A trained dancer, former Miss Jamaica World, Miss Jamaica Universe and 1st runner-up in the 2010 Miss Universe final, Yendi Phillipps knows balance. She hosts the popular morning show Smile Jamaica, is an ambassador for prominent brands including Digicel, manages her eponymous non-profit foundation and most recently, became a mother.
This summer, Yendi will add yet another role, making her theatre debut in Taboo. It’s the latest in a string of creative endeavours including modelling in South Africa, walking the runway, dancing with the National Dance Theatre Company, and filming Pepsi’s International “Refresh” campaign. Yendi has a BFA in Dance and a master’s degree from the University of Brockport.