We were so sad after hearing the news that “Single Ladies” hit series leading lady, Stacey Dash, was leaving the show. After months of waiting, VH1 has finally made its decision on who’s going to replace her.
Producer Queen Latifah and creator Stacy Littlejohn have replaced Stacey with another bi-racial beauty, “All My Children” actress and Oil of Olay model, Denise Vasi.
Get this, 28-year-old Vasi won’t entirely be replacing Dash’s character “Val”, but instead will be playing a woman named “Raquel” who has a very similar story.
Vasi will play the new role of Raquel, a close friend of Keisha (McCoy) who is a savvy business woman from a prominent Southern family on a quest to discover passion. “Denise is the perfect addition to the Single Ladies cast,” Queen Latifah said. “She is bringing a fun, new element to the show.” Single Ladies, VH1′s first hourlong scripted series, is a romantic comedy series about Keisha, Raquel and April (Shea) – best friends with different philosophies on love, sex and relationships, proving not all women have the same desires.
Vasi certainly has some big shoes to fill replacing Val’s much loved character on the show. “Single Ladies” production begins for Season 2 in Atlanta in January for a premiere in early summer.
What do you think about the new change? Is Vasi a better fit than rumored cast replacement Megan Good?