A Top Model Joins All My Children!!
After leaving ANTM, Yaya has appeared in television shows such as "Eve", "Racing for Time" and "Take the Lead". She just finished the film "The Shanghai Hotel", which is set for release later this year.
Here is a little more trivia about YaYa: she can speak four languages (English, French, Portuguese and Spanish), she graduated from Brown University where she studied International Relations and she was born in Harlem.
The role of Cassandra, Angie's adopted daughter with Jesse look-alike Jacob, is a new role for All My Children but you may remember her as a child on the now-defunct soaps Ryan's Hope and The City. Cassandra was a small child at that time and will join her family in Pine Valley as a teenager.
A few weeks ago Angie mentioned to Frankie that Cassandra had decided to remain in Europe with Jacob for a few more weeks. Now that we know Cassandra is returning to Pine Valley could Jacob - and a dual-role for Darnell Williams - be far behind?
Soaps.com has learned that Cassandra will first air on April 25.
For several weeks now, the online world has been abuzz with who the powers that be in Pine Valley would hire to play Angie Hubbard’s adopted daughter Cassandra. Soaps.com has learned that YaYa DeCosta – a finalist in Cycle Three of America’s Next Top Model – has taken on the role!
Yaya was the first runner up during her cycle of the reality television hit and has platformed her role on the show into a successful acting career.