YaYa DaCosta
YaYa DaCosta

America’s Next Top Model, Cycle-Three contestant, YaYa DaCosta (runner-up to Eva Marcille) has snagged the lead role in the upcoming Lifetime Whitney Houston biopic.

The film will mark the directorial debut for actress, Angela Bassett and is slated for release early 2015.

DaCosta made her TV debut on the soap opera “All My Children” and has made guest appearances on “House,” “Ugly Betty” and played Forest Whitaker’s daughter-in-law in “Lee Daniel’s The Butler.”

Her role as Whitney Houston will center around her early success in the music business, tumultuous relationship with Bobby Brown and drug addiction.

YaYa bears a striking resemblance to Whitney and appears to be a great choice.