When it comes to acting, America’s Next Top Model finalist Yaya DaCosta has shown us what it looks like to portray the late singer Whitney Houston – done right!

The much anticipated Whitney Houston’s biopic has finally released the first photograph of Yaya DaCosta as Whitney Houston. In the photograph, DaCosta is seen recreating the iconic cover of the pop diva’s 1987 “Whitney” album. When she was asked how she could resemble Houston here,  she laughed and said, “I just looked at the picture and did the pose!”


Officially titled, “I Will Always Love You: The Whitney Houston Story”, the biopic centres on Whitney Houston’s early relationship with Bobby Brown.

Yaya Dacosta Whitney Houston biopic

It is safe to say that the model-turned actress could do a pretty good job in resembling the legendary musician Whitney Houston as she has previously played in films like Lee Daniel’s “The Butler and Take The Lead”.

Directed by the singer’s “Waiting to Exhale” co-star Angela Bassett, the biopic is an upcoming biopic by Lifetime. Lifetime was also planning to make an Aaliyah biopic but the project was put on hold due to several issues including Zendaya’s departure from the film.

Whitney Houston’s biopic is one of the biopic films to watch next year, along with some other biopics about the British infamous criminal twins, “The Kray Twins”, as well as the world’s most iconic guitarist Jimi Hendrix.


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