We've been dying to see Yaya DaCosta as Whitney Houston since it was announced the actress/model had been chosen to play Nippy in a Lifetime biopic. The wait is finally over!
With the big curly hair, white tank top and bright smile, the ANTM contestant tapped into her model side to recreate Nippy's iconic cover for the 1987 Whitney album. It's not exactly a perfect ten, but it's enough to get us watching come early 2015.
As for how she prepared for the shoot, Yaya said she just looked at the original cover and did the pose.
Check out the original below for comparison: