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Yaya DaCosta Alafia to Play Whitney Houston in Lifetime Biopic

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by Inkoo Kang
June 9, 2014 3:30 PM
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Yaya DaCosta
Yaya DaCosta

If you watched the third (and best) season of America's Next Top Model, you've probably also been following runner-up Yaya DaCosta Alafia's subsequent acting career with some interest. 

Alafia, who most recently co-starred in Lee Daniels' The Butler, has been cast in the lead role in I Will Always Love You: The Whitney Houston Story. Directed by Angela Bassett, the Lifetime movie will focus on the R&B diva's troubled marriage to Bobby Brown, starting from the early days of their courtship through the difficult years in the celebrity spotlight. 

The telepic is planned for a 2015 premiere. 

Previously: Angela Bassett to Direct Lifetime Movie About Whitney Houston

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1 Comment

  • budmin | June 9, 2014 5:23 PMReply

    That's cool I loved her in season 3 of ANTM and it's fun to say YaYa!

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