First Look: Yaya DaCosta as Whitney Houston in Lifetime Biopic

Rucuss staffJuly 12, 2014

America’s Next Top Model alum Yaya DaCosta steps into the role of Whitney Houston in the upcoming Lifetime biopic Whitney Houston. E

Entertainment Weekly got ahold of the first look of the 31-year-old as she recreates the late legend’s 1987 Whitney album cover. DaCosta wers a white tank top, big curly hair and a bright smile.

“I just looked at the picture and did the pose!” said DaCosta.

Yaya Dacosta as Whitney Houston

Whitney album cover

The film, directed by Houston’s Waiting to Exhale co-star Angela Bassett, just began shooting and is set to premiere in early 2015.

Photos via Entertainment Weekly

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