15 Times Yaya DaCosta Was 4C Hair Goals

It's the 34th birthday of Yaya DaCosta; one of the most fabulous naturalistas around. She's been slaying both the red carpet and editorial shoots with her bold and beautiful natural hair ever since she stole our hearts as the runner-up on cycle 3 of 'America’s Next Top Model.' While Yaya has continued to makes waves as a stunning model, she has also made her name in the acting world, having portrayed the iconic Whitney Houston in Lifetime’s biopic of the singer, as well as April Sexton in the primetime drama 'Chicago Med.' In honor of Yaya’s birthday and great accomplishments, here is a look back at some of Yaya’s biggest and boldest hair moments.

Samantha Callender Nov, 15, 2016

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Snatched edges and curls for days.

2 of 15 Neilson Barnard/Getty Images

This blowout gives us life!

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This sleek high bun is fun and flirty.

4 of 15 Albert L. Ortega/WireImage

Such a classic and elegant look.

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This sideswept and pin combo is great casual look.

6 of 15 Frederick M. Brown/Getty Images

This half updo frames her gorgeous face perfectly!

7 of 15 JB Lacroix/WireImage

A large, full fro is simple yet makes a major statement.

8 of 15 Timothy Hiatt/WireImage

This blown out, then slightly curled look is soft and sweet.

9 of 15 Michael Kovac/Getty Images for Paley Center For Media

Major hair inspo with this cornrowed and and high bun combo! Pretty and chic.

10 of 15 Slaven Vlasic/Getty Images

Here, she serves face while donning long curls.

11 of 15 Mike Pont/WireImage

Giving us a smile and a sleek, natural side pony.

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These luscious locs are elegant and classic.

13 of 15 Jason LaVeris/FilmMagic

Major hair goals with this “pineapple” and a bang!

14 of 15 Dimitrios Kambouris/Getty Images for Operation Smile

Long and sleek tresses accompany this red carpet glam.

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Loving this sideswept updo with a bang.