Snapshot: Who's That Girl?

Yaya DaCosta
[a still from the film Honeydripper, 2007]

If she doesn't look familar, well good; the actress would prefer it that way. Since her stint as runner-up on America's Next Top Model season two three, the 28 year old has taken the leap into the acting world. With credits which include a recurring role on
Ugly Betty (as Nico Slater), All My Children (as Cassandra Foster), and a number of independent projects including the upcoming The Kids Are All Right and the much anticipated Tron: Legacy, she is well on her way to becoming a household name. The actress/model/sitcom star recently sat down with Nylon Magazine to discuss her new film: (on her ANTM past) "I don't put it on my resume, you know, and I don't talk about it... I was actually really relieved not to win." I love that she doesn't rely on that reality-tv fame.

Keep this chick on your radar, because it doesn't seem like she will be slowing down anytime soon.

eta: Yaya actually appeared on cycle three, not two, as previously stated.


  1. Anonymous9.8.10

    it was season 3...

  2. thanks for catching the mistake... changes in 3... 2... 1...

  3. Trevor Bublitz11.8.10

    i can see why you messed up the season because season one might as well be renamed "the lost season" haha