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“Top Model” Chick Yaya DaCosta Alafia Cast As Whitney Houston In Upcoming LIFETIME Biopic

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We told you earlier that a new biopic of iconic singer Whitney Houston was in the works and Angela Bassett would be directing it. Now, we know who will be playing the legendary singer. Deets inside…

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Remember Yaya DaCosta from “America’s Next Top Model”? She was the runner-up to Eva Marcille on cycle 3 of the show.

Well…the 31-year-old has been cast to play Whitney Houston in the made for tv LIFETIME film directed by Angela Bassett, chronicling the turbulent relationship between the legendary singer/actress with her singer/songwriter ex-husband Bobby Brown. This will be Angela Bassett’s directorial debut.

Hmm…this could work.  Especially since we've learned the movie will be set in the late 1980's to early 1990's when Whitney was 26 and Bobby was 21.  The two met in 1989 at the Soul Train Music Awards, and the story will chronicle their early days as a couple, which led to a turbulent 15-year marriage.

Since the filming of “America’s Next Top Model,” Yaya has been making moves acting in films such as Lee Daniels The Butler, Take The Lead (with Antonia Banderas), she made a few appearances in soap opera “All My Children” and has also acted in the TV series “Ugly Betty.”

Since "ANTM," the model married independent movie producer/director Joshua Bee Alafia and they have a son named Sankara together. Yaya stirred a bit of controversy after posting pics of her breastfeeding her son on Instagram, showing solidarity to NFL baller Philip Wheeler’s girlfriend Ashley Nicole.  But we loved it.

Sooo...do YOU think Yaya is a good fit to play Whitney?

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