YaYa DaCosta from ANTM claims biggest role yet

Season three of America’s Next Top Model premiered in 2004 which makes it 10 whole years since the antics of Miss Eva the Diva and her glorious transformation from “tomboy” to Top Model rose her to superstardom, earning her numerous magazine covers and spreads, acting roles on shows like “The Game” and Tyler Perry’s “House of Pain” and even movies. Moral of the story though, is Eva Pigford wasn’t the only one from ANTM Cycle 3 who went on to become stars. 925212-eva_americas_next_top_model_season_3_eva_spider_tarantula

Toccara Jones went on to have commercial and television success, even hosting her own “Flavor of Love” style dating show. But runner up to Pigford was YaYa Decosta, a chocolate beauty from New York with brains and the top model look.

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Decosta went on to star in movies like “Take the Lead” and most recent “The Butler” to even having roles in “Ugly Betty” and “All My Children” on television.


But now, YaYa is on to one of her biggest roles yet: Playing legend Whitney Houston.

Lifetime announced that DeCosta was selected for the role of Houston in an upcoming biopic about her life. DeCosta won the role over other “rumored” suitors for the role, including Megan Good and Ashanti. Yaya2

The film is set to release as a Lifetime movie network film in 2015 and will be directed by Houston’s close friend Angela Bassett. YaYa-DaCosta-Essence-Magazine-Photo-Shoot-2


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