Draya Michele might want to pay her cameraman more. The 35-year-old reality star and Mint Swim founder’s latest beach snaps came with a perfect woosh of her sizzling, animal-print dress, with Draya sharing snaps for her 8.1 million followers ahead of the weekend. Draya’s Instagram, void of SavagexFenty promos since she seemingly lost her endorsement after joking about rapper Megan Thee Stallion’s July shooting, hasn’t stopped with other brands, though. Photos yesterday came with a #ad for Ciroc vodka. Check it out below.
Scroll for the photos. Draya had already promoted Ciroc vodka in 2020 with her watermelon-colored bikini shot, once again returning in promo mode for the brand whose marketing is run by mogul Diddy.
The photos, showing the “Basketball Wives LA” alum shot at night, opened with Draya parading on sands in her plunging dress and flaunting some leg and chest via a low neckline and sexy slit. The ex to Orlando Scandrick, now dating NFL player Tyrod Taylor, looked impeccable.
Draya’s second photo, showing less chest but way more leg, entered risky territory as the star’s dress blew right up, but with an artistic finish and classy flair, Draya and her lack of visible undies, stayed chic. A caption promoting Ciroc read: “That’s the one,” with Draya then adding a #ad and confirming she’s an “official Ciroc partner.”
Draya, also a Fashion Nova partner, isn’t just side-hustling via her endorsements. Alongside a new Oh Polly collab, Draya has her multi-million dollar Mint Swim empire, this year celebrating its 10th anniversary.
Draya, who founded Mint Swim with the $12,000 she’d saved up in 2011, watched her company be valued at $1 million in 2017. The brand, since endorsed by makeup mogul Kylie Jenner during her 2018 Turks & Caicos travels, plus sister Kim Kardashian this year, is likely worth a lot more now. Around a month ago, Draya marked the brand’s milestone, writing:
“Celebrating @mintswimusa 10 YEAR ANNIVERSARY….. we created a capsule collection of 2 of my favorite styles in this neutral feather print. Hope you guys love !!! @mintswimusa link in bio.”
Draya is gearing up for her own series, with black-owned Zeus streaming network set to air her “Doses of Draya” reality show. The 10-part series will offer a behind-the-scenes peek at the star’s life as an entrepreneur, with Draya telling fans:
“I’ve been on a pretty incredible journey over the past decade, and I’m grateful to my fans who have been with me through the ups and downs,” continuing:
“As a woman of color, I couldn’t be more excited to be working with Zeus, a Black-owned streaming service, to share my story, and to let people into my daily life in a way I never really have before.”