Yaya DaCosta

by ethnic on May 18, 2010

Birth Name: Camara DaCosta Johnson

Place of Birth: Harlem, New York City, New York, U.S.

Date of Birth: November 15, 1982

Ethnicity: Afro-Brazilian, African-American, Cherokee Native American, Irish

Yaya DaCosta is an American actress and model. She was the runner-up in Cycle 3 of America’s Next Top Model.

YaYa has a son with her husband, independent film producer and director Joshua Bee Alafia.

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fuzzybear44 June 7, 2016 at 1:35 am

(Yaya states My family is different. My father’s Brazilian and we have West African, Native American Cherokee, and Irish blood)

I don’t know what she considers so different about that. That ethnic blend of African, White, and Native, is a very common mixture on this side of the hemisphere

Daisuke March 4, 2013 at 4:03 pm

OMG another celebrity that’s Black, and Irish!!!!! i’m glad she claims her irish roots just like her African ancestry.

GeorgeJeanPierre May 7, 2012 at 12:13 pm

she was sooooooooo fucking annyoing on the show, bitchy, rude, prudish and immature

Becky February 10, 2012 at 11:11 am

this bitch is black as hell.

lol February 27, 2012 at 10:42 am

She sure is and skinny as hell aswell where is the curves all black women are supposed to have.

Multiethnicchick July 2, 2013 at 1:15 pm

No she’s clearly mixed. Black “as hell” would be very tightly coiled hair, thicker lips. and a broader and non protrusive nose .

fuzzybear44 July 3, 2013 at 12:48 am


(Black “as hell” would be very tightly coiled hair, thicker lips. and a broader and non protrusive nose .)

Your sound just like those racists on those stormfronts sites.

Multiethnicchick September 9, 2017 at 12:24 pm

Sounds like you just hate black features and are insecure. To be phenotypically black means to have very tightly coiled hair, broad features and skin ramging from light brown to dark brown. There’s nothing wrong with having a broad nose and thick lips. You’re the racist on stormfront because you clearly have something against those features being associated with the black phenotype. Probably a self hating racist that wants to insist that black people ideally look like Halle Berry.

fuzzybear44 September 9, 2017 at 2:01 pm

Quote(You’re the racist on stormfront because you clearly have something against those features being associated with the black phenotype.)

Wow this is almost 4 yrs back. Anyhow I’m not insecure about anything. My problem with you is, Those are the only Features that you’re willing to attach to black people, which shows true ignorance on your part. This the very reason why when Europeans took over part of Africa, They turned groups of people against each other, by saying your features are closer to ours, which makes you better than that other group . To be racist, I would have to believe a certain group was better than another, which I don’t. Now First of all Halle berry which I love, didn’t always look like Halle berry .Ideally, I unlike have no fixed idea about what a black person should or could look like. Self- hating? I don’t think so, I been told I’m really cute

isabel October 22, 2011 at 10:28 am

guess what my name is isabel Da Costa

nathalie May 29, 2011 at 10:43 am

She was my favorite of the cycle of ANTM she was on! =)

ava May 28, 2011 at 1:00 am

so where did the johnson come from?

asdfghjkl April 19, 2011 at 7:23 am

I thought she was African American and French… but she’s pretty!

Tia January 22, 2011 at 11:01 pm

thats odd of her nationality, because i clearly remember her saying on ANTM she was nigerian.

Anonymous July 23, 2010 at 6:46 pm

I agree with school friend that doesn’t said nothing like her!!

LiL V4CH4 July 19, 2010 at 1:26 pm

I do think she’s Brazilian It makes sense. Alot of Brazilians have Portuguese last names so that makes sense. =]

Yoruba July 19, 2010 at 1:20 pm

Alafia, Questioning her ancestors is being very disrespectful! Please sit down with your own family and ask where did you come from before questioning some else existence. We will start this sista’s site off by being very positive these types of blogs will not be tolerated. If you or anyone persists in doing so this will be the only response that you and the future not so happy within people will receive. We bless anyone who chooses not to respond to any negative posts and we pray for those who feel it is there job to try to lash at her. Now that we have that out of the way!! YaYa we look forward to seeing as you break through this industry..


ethnic July 19, 2010 at 6:41 pm

I dont see how this is a “negative Blog”

Multiethnicchick July 12, 2012 at 11:27 am

People on this website ar immature dud, just don’t listen to them. It’ like dealing with a bunch of manipulative typical high school girls, they’re trying to annoy you.

school friend May 19, 2010 at 6:01 pm

THAT , unfortunately is (and overused) illegitimate quote (doesn’t come close to sounding like her, either). her dad is sooo not Brazilian. I know the family and her great-grandfather is (on her MOTHER’s side — you can totally see it) and the other 3/4th of the grandparents i’m pretty sure were born in America of mixed blood.
why are people so obsessed w/ ‘ethnifying’ her?

ethnic May 19, 2010 at 8:12 pm

Well if she did say something like that then she is ‘ethnifying’ herself.

school friend May 24, 2010 at 6:30 am

right, and so is jennifer beals…. who gets mis-quoted all the time on her “ethnifying”…

Bombpants May 18, 2010 at 9:07 am

She is a someone that I could say is Intelligent, cute, pretty and charming all at once.

total23 May 18, 2010 at 7:17 am

Love You!

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