Holy crap, an America's Next Top Model alum doing something neither embarrassing nor degrading! Cycle 3's Yaya DaCosta is starring in an off-Broadway production of The First Breeze of Summer. According to the New York Times, Yaya and actress Leslie Uggams "play the same character - Lucretia - but at very different points in her life. Ms. DaCosta is a 17-year-old in the bewildering embrace of desire, while Ms. Uggams is her future self, tired and ailing but at peace." The play is about a working-class black family dealing with what the Times describes as "generational tensions." Yaya says of her performance, "I don't like to get stuck in my choreography…If the character and emotions are right, 'those movements come naturally.'" However, she says nothing about smiling with her eyes and her tenure in Tyra's kingdom is not even mentioned in the Times article. Don't forget, ladies: a new cycle premieres tomorrow! [NY Times]
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