At last (in our best Etta James voice)! We finally get a look at Yaya DaCosta as Whitney Houston for the forthcoming Lifetime biopic. Yaya dons a white tank, tousled fro, bright red lip, smokey eyes, full brows and rosy cheeks to channel her muse for the role. According to Entertainment Weekly, the former America’s Next Top Model stunner had no problems replicating the iconic pose from Ms. Houston’s 1987 self-titled album.
The film—tentatively named Whitney Houston—is expected to hit our television sets in early 2015. Earlier this month, Mrs. Alafia took to her seldom used Twitter account to thank all the supporters who can envision her playing the late great Nippy.
coming up for air to say THANK YOU! Ur love 4 Queen Whitney & ur enthusiasm feed the positive energy around this movie! it’s going well
— yaya dacosta alafia (@theyayadacosta) July 2, 2014
What do you think, Vixens? Are you sold on Yaya DaCosta as Whitney Houston?
Photo Credit: Jack Zeman/Lifetime Television (via EW.com), Allmusic