Yaya DaCosta

Yaya DaCosta: Sexual assault, Husband, Kids & Net Worth

Yaya DaCosta is an American actress who was the runner-up in America’s Next Top Model in Cycle 3. The multitalented model has starred in Lifetime television film Whitney portraying as Whitney Houston. This strong woman has shared a dark story against her ex-husband for sexual assault.

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The beautiful actress Yaya DaCosta

In the discussion, we will talk about her age, bio, sexual assault story, husband, net worth, and many more. But at firstly some quick facts;

Sexual assault

Yaya Dacosta had proved herself to be a strong independent woman when she revealed her case of harassment. The model who shares a child with director/ cinematographer Joshua Bee Alafia shared her nightmare in 2018.

The duo had been separated four years ago after she gave birth to her son. They were staying in the same house but in separate rooms.

According to the model, Yaya claims that Joshua sneaked into her bed in midnight and had sex with her as she slept. She was terrified to share the story because no one would believe her. But Yaya gathered all this courage to confront it through social media.


Short bio

Yaya Dacosta aka Camara DaCosta Johnson was born on November 15, 1982. The 36 years old model grew up in Harlem, Newyork. This actress holds the nationality of America and belongs to Brazillian and African-American descent. Currently, she has not revealed any information about her parents. Also, she has a brother.

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Yaya DaCosta and her brother in early childhood

Talking about education, she has attended elite Northfield Mount Hermon School. Before that, she majored in International relations and African Studies at Brown University. In addition to English, she speaks Portuguese, Spanish, French and Japanese fluently.

How tall is Yaya?- Height and Body measurement

The 36 years old Yaya walks flawlessly in the runway. Her brown skin tone, shiny black hair, and beautiful brown eyes are hard to miss. Yaya stands tall at the height of 5 feet 7 inches and has bust-waist-hip measuring 32-23-35 inches.

Her bra size, shoe size and a dress size of the charming model are not in the media. But we do know that the slim model weighs about 56 kg.  The beautiful model has a star sign of Scorpio.


Yaya stepped into the model industry through a reality show America’s Next Top Model cycle 3. After being a runner up in the competition, she appeared in ad campaigns for Lincoln Townhouse, Garnier Fructis, Oil of Cla, Seda, Radioshack and many more.

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Soon after that, her career in acting took a pace. In 2005 she appeared as a guest in UPN sitcom Eve. Likewise in 2006, she starred opposite to Rob Brown, Alfre Woodard and Antonio Banderas in the dance movie called Take the Lead. She got supporting roles in the movie Honeydripper(2007)  and The Messenger(2009).

DaCosta has face featured in several cover magazines such as W, L’Officiel, Vogue, Marie Claire etcetera. In 2008, Yaya portrayed the role of Cassandra Foster in soap opera All My Children.

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                   Source: Instagram

Moreover, she worked in The Butler, and The Kids Are All Right. Those all were some supporting roles or guest appearance in the TV shows. But she made it all through the top from there with her hardship and determination. Likewise, she got a lot of fame for her role as Whitney Houston in Lifetime television film Whitney Houston.

Yaya has perfectly fit in the role of April Sexton in medical drama Chicago Med. Chicago med has been successful in accomplishing its four-season. Chicago Med season five will premiere on September 25, 2019.

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A clip from Chicago Med

Personal Life

Yaya DaCosta walked down the aisle with film producer Joshua Bee Alafia on June 26, 2012. The couple gave birth to son Sankara in 2013. The duo didn’t last for long and part their ways on November 12, 2015. 

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                       Yaya DaCosta and her five years old son

Talking about her current relationships, she is very delicate in sharing it. But according to he social media and interviews, she seems to be single.

Net Worth

There is no doubt that Yaya earns a lot amount of fortune from her modelling and acting career. Currently, this actress sits on the net worth of $2 million.

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Social Media

Yaya is a busty model and actress. Despite hectic schedule from her work, she stays in touch with her fans. The Ameican model can reach out through Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter.

Instagram: 253k followers

Twitter: 37.9k followers

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