Yaya DaCosta has graced the cover of countless beauty ads and she's no stranger to the Hollywood scene. What we love about the Harlem native and cycle 3 contestant aside from her enviable curls, is her spirit; she believes smiling is the best cosmetic.

"Happines is a bomb cosmetic! When I'm smiling, sometimes I'm giving thanks for all the things I have rather than worrying about the things I don't."

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The model-turned-actress files for divorce after months of separation.

Lauren Porter
Nov, 13, 2015

America's Next Top Model contestant-turned-actress YaYa DaCosta has officially filed for divorce from her husband, Joshua Bee Alafia.

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After marrying in June 2012 and welcoming a son, Sankara, in 2013, the two have decided to go their separate ways, according to HipHollywood

DaCosta portrayed Whitney Houston in the Angela Bassett-produced Lifetime Biopic, Whitney, appeared in the Lee Daniels directed film, The Butler, and will star in the upcoming NBC medical drama series, Chicago Med.