Yaya DaCosta

  • Birth Name: Camara DaCosta Johnson
  • Birth Place: New York, New York, United States
  • Profession: Actor, Model
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  • Is of African-American and Brazilian descent and speaks Portuguese, French, Spanish and English.
  • Was the runner-up in Season 3 of America's Next Top Model in 2004.
  • Worked as a model for companies including Garnier Fructis, Oil of Olay, RadioShack and Dr. Scholls.
  • Was in the music video for Jay-Z's "Roc Boys" in 2007.
  • Appeared off-Broadway in The First Breeze of Summer, directed by Ruben Santiago-Hudson.


  • Sankara Alafia — Son
  • Djassi Johnson — Sister
  • Joshua Bee Alafia — Ex-husband


  • Brown University, Providence, Rhode Island, United States (BA in African Studies and International Relations, 2004)
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