Draya Michele picked a devil emoji to accompany her latest bikini snap – the 35-year-old reality star and Mint Swim founder was fully eyeing up L.A.’s forecasted heat as she updated her Instagram last night, with Draya’s sun-drenched bikini snap doubling up as promo for her 2011-founded Mint Swim brand.
It’s worth noting that Mint Swim, founded with the $12,000 Draya saved up over a decade ago was valued at $1 million in 2017, then cherry-picked by billionaire Kylie Jenner for her 2019 Turks & Caicos vacation. Draya’s latest photo seemed to do the trick for her 8 million followers.
Draya’s snap – likely a throwback – showed her shot against a white-painted stone wall and knocking the camera dead. The “Basketball Wives LA” alum was flaunting her killer body in the world’s tiniest string bikini, with the pale blue fabrics popping against Draya’s oiled-up skin. The ex to Orlando Scandrick had her fierce cleavage on show as much as her toned abs and hourglass hips, with a piercing and knowing gaze upping the ante as Draya posed with both hands placed against the wall.
“It’s gonna be 80° this week. #demontime ? @mintswimusa,” she captioned the shot.
Alongside racking up over 206,000 likes in 18 hours, Draya’s post brought in a giant wave of comments, plus a celebrity like from 38-year-old pop singer and actress Christina Milian.
“Damn,” Christina wrote.
“I’m coming over to tan…. 6ft away lol,” one comment read.
“MOOD after I lose this weight,” another said.
“Wowwwww hot” was another comment, with Draya also finding herself called “Fine as can be.”
The figure-flaunting doesn’t always go down well with Draya, though. April 8 saw Draya dragged out over a post-yoga bedroom selfie as a fan wrote: “You do anything to show your body off some kind of way?.”
Draya’s customers are high-profile, with 27-year-old singer Selena Gomez mentioned as Mint Swim lover back when she spoke to Refinery29 back in 2017.
“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,” she said.
Since then, reality star Kylie Jenner featured the Mint Swim logo on a yellow bathing suit donned during her “Kylie Skin Summer Trip” last year.
Draya’s most-recent headline-making has centered around the COVID-19 pandemic – the L.A-based star’s swimwear brand pdonated Chipotle burrito meals](https://www.instagram.com/p/B-73k6Zlk-r/) to healthcare workers at a local hospital, partnering up with Doordash who doubled the order.
Prior to coronavirus, Draya was in the news for once again nailing her Instagram captions. February saw the star jet out to The Bahamas for a high-profile pool party also attended by 23-year-old model Lori Harvey. A snap of Draya rocking her swimwear came captioned with lyrics from “Ye” rapper Kanye West.
“Damn, they don’t make ’em like this anymore,” she wrote.