First Look: YaYa Dacosta as Whitney Houston

Last month, it was announced that model/actress YaYa DaCosta would play the late icon Whitney Houston in an upcoming 2015 Lifetime movie directed by Angela Bassett. And it looks like the actress is already getting into character; she embodies Houston in a pic released by Lifetime that has DaCosta recreating Houston’s 1987 album Whitney.

“I just looked at the picture and did the pose!” DaCosta told Entertainment Weekly.

And the similarities are uncanny! Now, will her performance live up to this photo?