Whitney Houston Biopic: How Yaya DaCosta Became The Singer

January 18, 2015 12:48 AM

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Whitney Houston Biopic: How Yaya DaCosta Became The Singer

Whitney Houston is one of the most recognizable singers in the history of music, so Yaya DaCosta did not take it lightly when she was cast to portray the icon in the Lifetime movie Whitney.

"I initially wanted to become her exactly. I was just set to do everything in my power to make the audience almost forget that they weren't really watching Whitney," the former America's Next Top Model contestant, 32, tells PEOPLE. "But then I realized that I only had a few days to prepare. It was m...

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