Yayadacosta_290 It only stands to reason that a fierce woman like “Ugly Betty’s” Wilhelmina Slater (Vanessa Williams) would have an “America’s Next Top Model” contestant for a daughter.

ABC confirms that Cycle 3 runner-up Yaya DaCosta will be playing Wilhelmina’s headstrong daughter Nico starting with the Friday, Oct. 9 Season Four premiere.

Previously, Nico was played by Jowharah Jones back in 2006 for three episodes.

DaCosta has spent the past year strengthening her acting chops as Cassandra Foster on the soap “All My Children.” She should be primed and ready-to-go for all of “Ugly Betty’s” over-the-top campiness.

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Brill Bundy has spent her entire career covering TV and pop culture. This is what happens when your parents try and limit your viewing habits to three shows a week. Likes: seasons with no more than 13 episodes, anti-heroes and binge-watching. Dislikes: when cartoon characters make out, when TV shows name check their titles, drawn out premieres and finales. TV words to live by: "If every porkchop was perfect, we wouldn't have hot dogs."