She is an Italian lady from Sicily, aged 52, who was not in the official Italian records, at least with her current identity.
She spent the past twenty-seven years under the cover of the witness protection program, where she lived with another identity to protect her from the Mafia death threats.
Her husband, Nicolas Atria, was a gangster who was forced to marry him, and his gang opponents executed him in front of her in the pizzeria, which the couple ran together, when Yello began her borrowed life in 1991, when she was 18 years old.
Piero Yello rebelled against the “omerta” prevailing in Sicily about keeping silent about violent crime, and the police reported her husband's killers.
In an interview with the German news agency "DPA", "Yellow" said: "When my husband died, I told myself that this is enough, and I realize that I am making the right decision." In order to enter the political battle, "Yello", it had to first go out into the open, and in March 2018, it won a seat on the populist party "Five Stars" in the Parliament of her hometown of Trapani. And she became a member of the Italian Parliament.
During her election campaign, Yello was known as the "ghost candidate" because her face was hidden in posters and other propaganda materials for security reasons.
And it came to Yelow campaigning in a mask, but she remembers: "When I met the voters, I was asking them not to take pictures of me, and people respected my demand."
"Yellow" adds that she did not expect this much from the supporters in a constituency that the mafia penetrates strongly, especially with her previous record as a police informer.
But (the fact that I won) made me realize that citizens like myself are changing and yearning for the rule of law," Yilo added.
Yelow's victory raised a legal challenge, as the losing candidate claimed that "Yilo" violated the law by registering as a candidate with her true identity; while she legally holds another identity.
The judge ruled to drop the charges of forgery against "Yello", and at the moment she has regained her real name and her identity is no longer secret; but she is still under the protection of the police, which she believes will continue throughout her life.
"I decided to reveal my face, only because its concealment ran counter to public action.
The inability to use one's real name is tantamount to losing part of the soul," Yilo added.