Draya Michele Biography
Draya Michele is an American media personality, socialite, model, actress, and fashion designer. She was born Andraya Michele Howard to a mother of Italian descent and a father of African American heritage.
Draya first gained the attention of the public being the girlfriend of an American singer Chris Brown. In 2011, she was part of the freshman cast of the VH1 reality show called Basketball Wives LA and in the same year made her first scripted acting debut in TV One’s Will to Love where she was paired opposite Keshia Knight-Pulliam and Marques Houston.
She remained with the show Basketball Wives LA until its fourth season which ended in 2015. In 2016, she had a supporting role in the film The ‘Perfect Match’.
She is also the proprietor figure in the media as the famous fashion designer and founder of two fashion lines: her swimwear line “Mint Swim”, launched in 2011, and her stylish lifestyle clothing line “Fine Ass Girls” launched in 2013. In November, 2016 she launched another clothing line called Beige & Coco.
Draya Michele Age
She was born on 23 January 1985 in Reading, Pennsylvania, United States. She is 33 years old as of 2018.
Draya Michele Parents
Draya’s mother Valeria Diaz is of Italian descent while her father is from African American ethnicity.
Draya Michele Husband
Draya was married to Orlando Scandrick, who is an American football cornerback for the Kansas City Chiefs of the National Football League. The couple tied the knot in June 2015 after dating for 2 years but broke up in 2016.
Draya Michele Children | Draya Michele Son
Draya is a mother of two kids. She gave birth to her first child Kniko Howard when she was 17 years old. Her second born Jru Scandrick was born on April 8, 2016.
Draya Michele Movies
- All In (2018)
- We Belong Together (2018)
- Til Death Do Us Part (2017)
- True to the Game (2017)
- Bring Out the Lady (2016)
- The Perfect Match (2016)
- Will to Love (2015)
- 2014 ESPY Awards: Drake vs Blake (2014)
- Real Husbands of Hollywood (2013)
- Basketball Wives LA as (2011)
Draya Michele Net Worth
Been a a reality TV star and model, Draya has a net worth is $600 thousand.
Draya Michele Boyfriend
In 2010, she dated a rapper, Wiz Khalifa, and Bernard Berrian before dating Chris. Draya Michele was in relationship with Chris Brown after his breakup with Rihanna. Her relationship with Chris was the most talked about one. The relationship was a nine months affair before Chris started dating Karrueche Tran.
In 2013, she was in relation with French Montana. Previously, she has also had an affair with Gilbert Arenas, Kenyon Martin, and DeShawn Stevenson. During her affair with former NBA player, Gilbert Arenas, she had a son named, Kniko.
Draya Michele Tattoo
Draya Michele has at least 4 known tattoos:
1. Mike Jerrick
2. Jessica Holmes
3. Draya Michele
4. Marlon Wayans
5. Bella Hadid
6. Garth Fisher
7. Scoey Mitchell
8. Maria Lopez
9. Georgia Hardstark
- Bow, zipper on her side
- Writing on her forearm
- Writing on her side
- Name on her upper back
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DRAYA MICHELE TALKS BECOMING AN ENTREPRENEUR
Why did you decide to create a swimwear line?
Draya Michele: I wanted to do something others really weren’t doing. Especially for young Black women, no one had tapped into the swimwear industry yet, so I decided to do it. I always loved the beach and I always loved water, so it made sense for me to create my own swimwear. I started to promote it exclusively to people who were following me on social media, and it took off from there.
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Were you expecting it to grow into such a large business?
Draya Michele: Yes! I was very intentional when coming up with the concept for the line. I definitely needed it to work out; it wasn’t a side project or done on a whim. I wanted it to be an exit out of reality television. I wanted to create something meaningful I could continue to grow and pass down to my children. I think that’s so important.
Your line is known for its sexy cuts and shapes. How can all women feel sexy in their clothing?
Draya Michele: Social media has influenced how women look at themselves in clothing. People try to fit their body into specific styles and sizes, but they should be confident in their own frame. Find things that fit you, instead of you trying to fit clothes. That’s why I made sure to include pieces for plus size women and made them specifically to compliment fuller figures.
What have you learned about women’s empowerment since being part of reality television?
Draya Michele: Being the owner of a brand gives you a platform to have a voice. But the thing is, once you have that voice you have a big responsibility to the world (and yourself really) to be influential and use that in a positive way. I needed to find a way to use the platform the show gave me to make a positive impact on my life and the life of others. That came through the swim line and I’m really spreading my entrepreneurial wings.
What’s an affirmation you live by?
Draya Michele: I look at quotes all day every day in order to get a motivational boost. One thing I tell myself often is my job is to like me—it’s not anyone else’s job to like me. I’m the only consistent thing in my life and I have to be me. Once you stop searching for acceptance you can stop stressing, and from there people will respect your confidence and drive.
What kind of space are you in during this phase of your life?
Draya Michele: I feel excited and I feel anxious. I’m also very curious. I haven’t really expected what’s happened to me this far, from my personal life to my career. I know what I planned and had in-store for myself, but it’s all far exceeding my expectations. It’s crazy. I’m doing what I love, going to the beach and researching trends and planning my next moves. I feel blessed to be in such a fun space doing what I love.
Any advice for those wanting to step outside of themselves and take on a different role?
Draya: Just know that when it’s time, you’ll know it. Get organized and get the behind the scenes stuff done before you make any announcements. ‘Coming soon’ doesn’t translate in the right way to people, and that’s how you get haters and doubters discouraging you before you have time to flesh everything out. Make sure you’re confident in your plans before showing the world, that way other people’s hate and jealousy won’t make you doubt yourself and not follow through.