Yaya Dacosta has a net worth of $1 million dollars. The American model and actress was born in 1982 in Harlem, New York. Born Camara DaCosta Johnson, she graduated from Brown University with a Bachelor’s degree in Africana Studies and International Relations. She participated in “America’s Next Top Model“ hosted by Tyra Banks and emerged in second position in the competition. In 2012, she got married to Joshua Bee Alafia with whom she has a kid. She has since been using the name Yaya Alafia.
Yaya is signed to Ford Models. She has modeled for Olay, Radioshack, Garnier Fructus, Dr. Scholl’s, Sephora .She has also made a name for herself in the movie industry. She made her fist credited acting role in the year 2005, while appearing on an episode of “Eve” and later in 2006, she made a big screen debut by appearing in “Take the Lead” as LaRhette in 2006.In 2008, she also appeared in 44 episodes as Cassandra Foster in the soap opera “All My Children” .Other TV shows and music videos she has featured in include; “The Kids Are Alright”, ”Ugly Betty”, ”Racing for Time”, “Tron: Legacy”, “Mother of George” ,”Law & Order: Special Victims Unit” ,”Army Wives”, “Body of Proof” and “House”. She has made appearances in music like videos; Jay-Z’s “Roc Boys”, Raphael Saadiq’s “Good Man” and Chinjy’s “Pullin’ Me Back.”