Draya Michele got soaked in a monokini to mark Father’s Day 2020. The 35-year-old reality star and Mint Swim founder updated her Instagram on Sunday with a sun-drenched pool snap shouting out both her 2011-founded brand and Father’s Day – while “HFDZ” had a fan “trying to translate happy father’s day zaddy” in the comments section, fans eventually got the memo. They also got the “Basketball Wives LA” alum’s killer swimsuit body, plus a reminder that the star’s brand valued at $1 million in 2017 is alive and well.
Scroll fot the photo clocking Draya over 45,000 likes. It showed the mom of two on her back with outstretched arms as she soaked up rays in a pool – the SavagexFenty ambassador was also flaunting her stunning body in a black-and-white and one-shouldered monokini with a cut-out stomach panel and a high-cut finish. Closed eyes and a peaceful expression completed the look as Draya shouted out the label she founded with the $12,000 she saved up: “HFDZ @mintswimusa,” she wrote.
Draya, now seeing her comments section filled with fire emoji, did appear to have her 8 million followers struggling with the Father’s Day reference. “Me trying to translate: happy father’s day daddy, ?” one fan wrote. “Me too,” a user replied. The star whose Draya x Oh Polly Sport collab has just dropped also saw a cheeky fan offering to be her baby daddy – Draya has two, with youngest son Jru shared with ex Orlando Scandrick regularly featuring on her IG stories. More below.
Draya’s Mint Swim brand has some high-profile customers. 2017 saw singer Selena Gomez snapping up the swimwear, with 2019 bringing a much more high-profile deal as 22-year-old reality star and makeup mogul Kylie Jenner cherry-picked Mint Swim for her Turks & Caicos vacation. “I started with four styles of swimsuits and from there, things just grew via social media,” Draya told Refinery29 in 2017. With Revolve collabs, a Fashion Nova partner status, that SavagexFenty gig, plus DrayaxOhPolly, it’s fair to say that this star is going places.
Draya’s collab with affordable clothing brand Oh Polly brings pastel pinks, bodysuits, cute shorts, plus sweaters. Earlier this month, Draya posed in the merch, thanking her followers by writing: “HUGE THANK YOU … to you guys for supporting my @ohpolly collab DRAYA x POLLY SPORT … you all motivate me to create and you make my job feel like fun all day everyday. ❤️☺️ #drayaxpollysport.” Draya’s IG also boasts celebrity followers. She’s kept tabs on by stars including rapper Nicki Minaj, models Blac Chyna and Olivia Culpo, plus actresses La La Anthony and Karrueche Tran. Kylie Jenner also follows her.