Draya Michele Bio: Age, Boyfriend, Height, Net Worth
- Name: Draya Michele
- Year of Birth: 1985
- Citizenship: American
Draya Michele is an American model, actress, and fashion designer, best known for being one of the prominent cast members of the reality TV show “Basketball Wives LA.”
Draya Michele age
Andraya Michele Howard, known professionally as Draya Michele, was born January 23, 1985, in Reading, Pennsylvania, U.S.
Her father is African-American, while her mother is Italian. Right from her childhood, Draya was fascinated with fashion and skincare.
Thus she took beautification courses while in school. She eventually moved to Los Angeles, California, in other to pursue a modeling career.
What is Draya Michele famous for?
Her journey to fame wasn’t easy, as Draya was often rejected as a model due to her look.
Starting up, she sent her pictures to various men’s magazines that she wished to be featured in but was frequently rejected due to her skinny figure and long neck.
However, Draya remained consistent and eventually got selected by a few editors and photographers.
She got featured in music videos, appearing in artists like Nicki Minaj, Kanye West, Usher, Jay-Z, and The Game.
It increased her popularity as she featured in men’s magazines like Black Man, Show, King, and XXL.
As a result of this popularity, in 2011, Draya became a cast of the VH1 reality series, “Basketball Wives: LA,” a role that rose her to fame and brought her first acting role in the film “Will to Love.”
She was a cast in the Basketball Wives LA for four years and left in 2015 at the end of the show’s fourth season to pursue a career as an entrepreneur.
In 2016, she landed a supporting role in the film “The Perfect Match.”
That same year she appeared as Dody Monroe in the movie “Bring Out the Lady.”
In 2017, she was cast as Cherelle in “True to the Game” and later as Amanda in ” Till Death Do Us Part.”
Draya’s last film appearance was in 2018, where she was cast in “We Belong Together,” “All In,” and “Star.”
Career As A Fashion Designer
In 2011, Draya launched her swimwear line called “Mint Swim,” which was eventually followed by her lifestyle clothing line “Fine Ass Girls,” launched in 2013.
Due to the success of the two lines, another was launched in November 2016, called “Beige & Coco.
Draya Michele boyfriend
Draya has been linked to several celebrities romantically. In 2011, she became famous due to her relationship with Chris Brown.
In 2013, she began a relationship with the Dallas Cowboys football team, Orlando Scandrick.
The two got engaged in 2015 and welcomed their son “Jru” on April 8, 2016.
Before the birth of Jru, Draya previously had a son when she was 17. According to her, a barber in her hometown in Pennsylvania is her son’s father.
Draya Michele had once been arrested for neglecting her seven years old son Kniko. Although she regained custody of the boy, she was shamed on social media when the information surfaced.
After her second son Jru, the model referred to him as “ugly,” which is her reason for not sharing his pictures online.
However, after facing backlash, Draya later clarified the statement as being a joke.
Draya Michele Net Worth
American model and actress Draya Michele’s net worth is estimated at $600,000.