It's not, but Lifetime is hoping it'll do for its upcoming made-for-TV movie about the late singer. This is actually Yaya DaCosta, who mimicked the '80s makeup of 1987's Whitney. Will Angela Bassett's biopic please the public? This photo is ... not quite moving.
First look: Yaya DaCosta as Whitney Houston in Lifetime's biopic. She re-created Whitney's 1987 album cover. pic.twitter.com/8JfrzUkyij— Chris Witherspoon (@WitherspoonC) July 10, 2014