Posted by | Cyrena Rose

Whitney Houston will grace the cover of Essence magazine’s April issue. The ‘throwback’ cover photo shows Houston with her signature, curly bob and mega-watt smile.

The hugely popular women’s magazine will also honor the music diva with a photo collage and messages of love from her friends in music, politics and Hollywood.

Houston was no stranger to modeling. As a teenager, she appeared in numerous magazines as a print model and on a few covers including this Seventeen magazine in 1981.

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