Draya Michele took a matter of hours to have her 8 million followers commenting on her “hip to waist ratio” recently. The 35-year-old reality star and Mint Swim founder managed to get Instagram’s jaw dropping without her trademark bikini – the “Basketball Wives LA” alum recently made headlines for admitting that her glitter swimwear didn’t fit her.
Proving she’s got many strings to her bow alongside her Kylie Jenner-approved swimwear brand, Draya took to her social media for a little influencing. The figure-hugging outfit got noticed straight away.
Draya’s photo showed her photographed outdoors and leaning against a stone wall backed by greenery and sunlight. The ex to Orlando Scandrick was modeling a white two piece comprised of a high-waisted – and very hip-flaunting – mini skirt. Draya also rocked a loose and long-sleeved white crop top as she added a snakeskin injection via knee-high boots.
The L.A.-based star also wore her long brown hair cascading down her shoulders, striking a sideways gaze as she mentioned the improving weather.
“?it’s getting nice outside (my house) in LA ?
@schutz,” she captioned the shot.
Currently sitting at over 138,000 likes, the update proved a hit, also bringing in a giant wave of comments.
“It’s the bawdy for me, like an effortless hourglass,” one user wrote.
“Waist to hip ratio,” another said.
“God damn it” was another comment, with a fourth user writing: “Coming for you.”
The update was shortly followed by a majorly-zoomed-in snap of the mom of two sunbathing in a black bikini – that shot received a like from 22-year-old billionaire Kylie Jenner.
Draya founded her Mint Swim brand in 2011 with the $12,000 she had saved up, then watching the company grow to its 2017 $1 million valuation. Given that Calabasas-based makeup mogul Kylie Jenner cherry-picked Mint Swim to feature during her 2019 Turks & Caicos vacation, though, the label may well have sky-rocketed in terms of worth.
“I started with four styles of swimsuits and from there, things just grew via social media,” Draya told Refinery29, adding:
“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 made headlines this month as her Mint Swim brand gave a little back amid the COVID-19 pandemic. Despite getting off to a rocky start, with Doordash deliveries failing and phones unanswered, Draya successfully delivered Chipotle burritos to local medical staff, adding that Doordash doubled the order.
“So many burritos….,” Draya wrote as she posed in a mask and vinyl gloves to show the gesture.
Quarantine life is also documented by Draya on her Instagram – alongside being with her kids, the star keeps fans updated on her grueling workouts, plus the chocolate-drizzled yellow cakes she bakes (and then can’t stop eating).