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It was recently announced that America’s Next Top Model alumni Yaya DaCosta is set to play the legendary Whitney Houston in a small screen biopic directed by Angela Bassett. At first, fans were reluctant to accept the actress as Whitney, but the truth is, Yaya is perfect for the role. There were even rumors that Whitney Houston’s daughter should play her.

“I have such regard for both Whitney’s and Bobby’s amazing talents and accomplishments; and I feel a responsibility in the telling of their story,” Bassett recently said. The film is due out in 2015.

10 Reasons Why Yaya DaCosta is Perfect to Play Whitney Houston

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