Draya Michele clocked herself over 100,000 likes in under five hours on Thursday. The 35-year-old reality star and Mint Swim founder was reminding her 8 million Instagram followers just why she’s a brand ambassador for her 2011-founded swimwear line – valued at $1 million in 2017, Mint Swim is likely worth more given that billionaire Kylie Jenner featured the label during her 2019 Turks & Caicos vacation.
Draya’s photo today was an eye-popping one, likely also a throwback as the “Basketball Wives LA” alum social distances from her L.A. home.
Draya’s photo showed her catching rays and likely poolside as she flaunted her killer frame while seated on red brick. The ex to Orlando Scandrick was knocking the camera dead, seen posing in a super-tiny and white bikini with feminine glitter details on the upper and lower bands.
A mega cleavage-flash was delivered as the star showcased a little oiled-up skin up top, with Draya keeping her head protected from the sun via a stylish white hat.
A caption shared more.
“When you don’t value the MOMENT it becomes a MEMORY. @mintswimusa,” Draya wrote.
This update definitely didn’t go down the route seen with Draya’s recent figure-flaunting bedroom yoga snap – as The Blast documented this week, Draya was told she does “anything” to “show off” her body, also clapping back.
“I’d pay to be a brick smh,” one fan wrote.
“Damn Orlando” was a comment directly mentioning the star’s ex and baby daddy.
“Sheesh,” another user wrote, also calling Draya a “unicorn.”
Celebrity likes also came in from 23-year-old model and girlfriend to rapper Future, Lori Harvey, plus “Power” actress La La Anthony and Lil Wayne’s 21-year-old daughter Reginae Carter.
Draya founded her company with $12,000, something she told Refinery29 as she admitted she’d “saved up” the money, with social media taking care of the company’s growth – the company had already grown to its $1 million 2017 value at the time.
“I’m constantly designing and producing stuff, so when comes out, I’ll put it out. If Selena Gomez feels like wearing [our swimsuit], which has happened before, it’s going to sell out in probably 14 seconds. But I have the ability to make 3,000 more,” Draya told the media outlet.
February saw Draya in the news for her jet-setting party activities. The star was out in The Bahamas for a high-profile pool party, also joined by Lori Harvey. An eye-catching snap of the Mint Swim CEO landed on her Instagram – particularly popular with fans was Draya’s choice of caption:
“Damn, they don’t make ’em like this anymore,” she wrote, directly quoting lyrics from 42-year-old rapper Kanye West.
Draya’s Instagram is followed by celebrities including rapper Nicki Minaj, reality star Kylie Jenner, plus “High School Musical” alum Vanessa Hudgens and rapper Megan Thee Stallion.