Naturalista Files: YaYa DaCosta

I love me some Yaya! I’ve loved her since she was a contestant on America’s Next Top Model. One episode, she described a particular hat as “fake” and “cheap” kente. How could I not love her? (lol)  She is smart, beautiful and now an accomplished actress. She didn’t win the competition, Eva Marcille did (another one of my favorite contestants). Even though she didn’t win, Yaya is one of the show’s most successful contestants. Since America’s next Top Model, she has appeared in a couple of films, music videos (always as a classy leading lady), TV shows and she even had a recurring role in the  hit soap opera All My Children. She has a role in Lee Daniels’ critically acclaimed film  ‘The Butler’ which is currently playing in movie theaters. Yaya is my hair and style crush.  Her style is simple but with an African flare at times.

Check out some of my favorite pictures of Yaya’s hair and style. All images were obtained from Zimbio unless noted otherwise.

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I really need to learn how to tie a head wrap. I will have a future post on head wraps.

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Someone likes mustard! I love her little coin purse (I think that’s what it is) and the red accents. It’s the little things in life..

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I love her necklace. I am all about necklaces!

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You can’t go wrong with combat boots.

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Classy, simple and chic.

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Yaya and her pompadour.

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Yaya rocking her frohawk.

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The straight look with a side of curls.

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The straight look pulled back with a part in the middle.

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Pompadour X  pregnancy glow <3  My girl can’t lose.

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Yaya and her husband Joshua Alafia  are expecting their first child together. I hope I am this flyy when I am preggers.

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Photo Credit: Richard Louissaint

The couple wed June of 2012 and I just LOVE how she is rocking a puff for her big day!!!

There are so many more pictures I could post of her but I’ll stop now before it gets creepy (if it hasn’t already). I LOVE ME SOME YAYA! <3

Do you have any  hair or style crushes?  Leave me a comment and let me know.

Here’s a clip of Yaya giving it to Tyra about that cheap and fake kente. The scene starts at 0:26. Tyra is so annoying *rolls eyes*.

Thank you for reading and God bless you 🙂

~Amma Mama

6 Comments
  • Coconut + Cream
    September 18, 2013

    I LOVE YaYa! I Luv Huh! She just exudes confidence and beauty – She’s just radiant. I stopped watch ANTM faithfully shortly after this season. I think she’s one of best things to come out of a reality show.

    • ammamama
      September 19, 2013

      Lol at “Huh”! Yess she does!! ANTM is so wack now :-/ Yaya is reality show success!

      Thanks for reading :-)!!

  • LetmebeRae
    September 19, 2013

    She is beautiful! I absolutely adore her hair!

    • ammamama
      September 19, 2013

      I agree 110%
      Thanks for reading 🙂

  • fashionCadet
    September 19, 2013

    she’s super talented and beautiful. she looks good in anything that she wears

    http://fashioncadet.com/

    • ammamama
      September 19, 2013

      Yep, she can wear a potato sack and still look great! Thanks for stopping by 🙂

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