Draya Michele just turned herself into a giant chocolate wrapper, and she did it with a hiked-up leg for a flawless photoshoot. The 35-year-old reality star and Mint Swim founder, fresh from selling out her 8 Other Reasons jewelry collab, was proving just why 8.2 million fans are following her on Instagram, with a stunning, sun-drenched, and super-classy set of photos landing on her feed on Tuesday. Draya was looking leggy, she’d ditched the bra, and fans are loving it. Check it out below.
Scroll for the photos. They came as promo for Draya’s feature with Vulkan Mag, with the “Basketball Wives LA” alum already appearing on the magazine’s IG in a leopard-print dress three days ago.
The photos, shot on an outdoor stone staircase, showed Draya raising a leg elongated by high heels, with the mom of two looking drop-dead gorgeous in a tight, strapless, and glittery chocolate-brown dress with a giant waist bow and seemingly never-ending floor train. Draya angled her legs to perfection, writing: “More for @vulkanmag.”
Draya, who snagged herself 10,000 likes in under 20 minutes, now has a full profile with Vulkan, one that sees the star talking about her 2011-founded Mint Swim empire and overall career as an actress and influencer.
“I always kept it true to me and to my style and the styles that I love to wear because I am a person that enjoys things of high quality,” she told the magazine. Not wrong on the high quality, with Draya this month wearing both Gucci stockings and thigh-highs boots from the luxury Italian designer.
Also mentioned was “Doses of Draya,” a 10-part docu-series that will form Draya’s own reality series as it airs on streaming platform Zeus. Speaking on what fans can expect, Draya said:
“It’s not just the successes of these businesses, it’s also the failures and the trials and tribulations; the obstacles that I faced as well. So they’ll be able to see it all: the good, the bad, and the ugly.”
Draya might speak of “failures,” but her swimwear empire is anything but one. More below.
Draya founded Mint Swim in 2011 with the $12,000 she saved up, then watching the brand be valued at $1 million in 2017. Mint Swim is likely worth much more now, though.
While singer Selena Gomez was wearing Mint Swim back in 2011, the label got a mega boost in 2019 as 23-year-old makeup mogul Kylie Jenner cherry-picked it for her Turks & Caicos travels, with 2020 seeing Kylie’s sister Kim Kardashian update her Instagram in a bubblegum-pink Mint Swim bikini.
Keep scrolling for Draya’s night-time shirt lift.