Yaya DaCosta From ANTM Will Play Whitney In Lifetime’s Whitney Houston Biopic

June 7, 2014 / Posted by:

I’m sorry, you’ll need to give me a minute. I’m currently frantically searching for the bag of honey-lemon Ludens I keep near my desk for times that require some extra-soothing comfort, because my throat feels like sandpaper after screaming “NOOOOOOOO!!! DEBRA WILSON WAS ROBBED!!!” at the top of my lungs.

HuffPo has confirmed that the lead role in Angela Bassett’s Lifetime’s biopic of Whitney Huston has gone to America’s Next Top Model Cycle 3 runner-up Yaya DaCosta. Ever since Tyra Banks deemed her unfit to smize in a JCPenney flyer (or whatever they used to compete for), Yaya began acting and has had a variety of television and movie roles, including All My Children, Ugly Betty, Tron: Legacy, and Lee Daniels’ The Butler, as the girlfriend who gives Oprah a face full of side-eye.

I know this Whitney biopic will be messier than Bobbi Kristina’s teef situation, and you need a messy bitch to play a cracked-out Whitney right, but at least Angela Bassett put her foot down and refused to uphold the Lifetime tradition of casting actual crackheads.

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