It’s official! Former “America’s Next Top Model” contestant Yaya DaCosta Alafia will be playing Whitney Houston in the LIFETIME biopic. The first official photo of Yaya portraying Whitney has been released. Check it out and tell us what you think!
At the beginning, I wasn’t sure what to make of Yaya playing Whitney Houston, but haven seen first released photo of her portrayal placed side by side Whitney, I gotta say that Yaya DaCosta Alafia is a complete carbon copy of the late iconic singer.
The 31-year-old actress of Nigerian descent was favoured, as far as casting goes, to play Whitney Houston in the made for TV LIFETIME film. Actress Angela Bassett will be making her directorial debut for the film, which will chronicle the turbulent relationship between the legendary singer/actress with her singer/songwriter ex-husband Bobby Brown.