A McAllen native, Ylianna was the reigning Miss Texas USA in 2015. In July 2015 she went on to represent Texas in the Miss USA pageant placing as first runner-up to Miss USA. Dividing her time between school and traveling for her reign, she graduated from the University of the Incarnate Word with a bachelors degree in Communication Arts.

Shortly after Miss USA, Ylianna married the man of her dreams Michael Dadashi and moved to Austin, Texas. Together they launched Infinite Recovery, a full service drug addiction treatment facility. Ylianna is the creative genius behind the look and feel of Infinite Recovery. Her mission is to create a positive experience and a lasting impression for clients and employees alike. As a designer and licensed realtor, Ylianna also directs all of Infinite Recovery’s real estate ventures and development.

Ylianna works with various non-profit organizations such as the Austin Community College Foundation, Make-A-Wish Foundation, Easter Seals, Proyecto Desarollo Humano and the Texas Children’s Hospital to name a few. Her love for children has allowed her to give back and inspire young people in Texas by teaching them to “always believe” in themselves and the beauty of their goals.

Along with her husband Michael, they took Ylianna’s love for helping children to launch their own 501c3, The Heartwater Foundation, whose mission is to “Improve the lives of children suffering from extreme poverty, disease and families of addiction.”

Ylianna is a Certified Yoga Instructor that enjoys spiritual retreats, travel, cooking, family time and service work.