Andraya Michele Howard
Reading, Pennsylvania, United States
Los Angeles, California, United States
Actress, Fashion designer, Media Personality
- Mother – Valeria Diaz
Draya Michele is represented by –
- Wilhelmina Models
- Artistry Worldwide Management
5 ft 5 in or 165 cm
59 kg or 130 lbs
Boyfriend / Spouse
Draya Michele has dated –
- DeShawn Stevenson – In October 2011, Draya posted a picture of her hanging out with basketball star DeShawn Stevenson on her Facebook account. They were too close and cozy in the picture, which sparked rumors of them going out. Draya later claimed that the picture was taken in the past and they were just close friends.
- Kenyon Martin – Michele has been spotted in the past getting hot and heavy with basketball star Kenyon Martin at a number of private parties. The insiders at such parties claimed that they had a pretty good time with each other.
- Gilbert Jay Arenas, Jr. – According to reports, Draya had an affair with basketball star Gilbert Jay Arenas, Jr. in her early days as a model and video vixen. For a long time, it was rumored that her first child, Kniko was Arenas’ son. In her February 2016 Instagram post, Draya revealed that her son Kniko’s father was living in Pennsylvania and working as a barber. She had got pregnant with Kniko when she was 17 years old. When she was just 7 months pregnant, her boyfriend was put behind the bars for 10 years, which effectively ended their relationship.
- Bernard Berrian – In 2010, Draya was linked up with NFL star Bernard Berrian. They were spotted partying together in Las Vegas. The onlookers claimed that they looked too affectionate at the party.
- Wiz Khalifa (2011) – In December 2011, Draya was rumored to have hooked up with rapper Wiz Khalifa after they were spotted leaving a dance club in Los Angeles together.
- Chris Brown (2011-2012) – Draya started going out with singer Chris Brown in the early months of 2011. However, by the last months of 2012, they had moved on and he had started dating model Karrueche Tran.
- Ray J (2012) – In the early months of 2012, Michele was rumored to have hooked up with singer Ray J after they were spotted together at several events. They were first pictured together in January 2012 while arriving at the Cafe Entourage in Hollywood. In his November 2014 interview with VH1, the singer hinted that he had slept with Michele in the past.
- French Montana (2013) – Draya was linked with rapper French Montana in the summer of 2013 after they were pictured together at a couple of high profile events. Plus, they were spotted getting flirty on social media as well.
- Bow Wow (2013) – In June 2013, Draya was spotted getting close to rapper Bow Wow in an exclusive nightclub. According to onlookers, they were cuddling and were later seen making out as well.
- Orlando Scandrick (2013-Present) – According to reports, Draya started going out with NFL star in July 2013. In 2015, it was revealed that they had got engaged. However, shortly after, it was rumored that they had decided to end their relationship. However, in June, their relationship was back on track. They are also parents to a baby boy, Jru. Draya is also reported to be close to his twin daughters, Taylor and Tatiana.
Race / Ethnicity
On her father’s side, she has African American ancestry, while, on her mother’s side, she is of Italian descent.
- Prominent nose
- Defined jawline
Best Known For
- Having served as a cast member of the popular reality TV show, Basketball Wives LA.
- Having appeared in a supporting role in the romantic comedy movie, The Perfect Match, which had Paula Patton and Terrence J in the leading roles.
In March 2016, Draya Michele made her theatrical film debut in the romantic comedy flick, The Perfect Match.
First TV Show
In November 2011, she made her first TV show appearance on the popular talk show, Wendy: The Wendy Williams Show.
Draya Michele works hard in the gym to preserve her toned figure. She has a treadmill in her house and spends about 45 minutes on it daily. To enhance difficulty level of her workout, she tries to set the incline to the maximum possible setting.
Regarding diet, she is not fond of any diet and relies on eating healthy and balanced food. Also, she doesn’t deprive herself of any guilty pleasures and instead, focuses on portion control. She also drinks a lot of water throughout the day. However, she hasn’t given up on alcohol in the quest to maintain her flawless figure.
Draya Michele Favorite Things
- Bar Order – Hennessy and coke
- Guilty TV Pleasure – Family Guy and American Dad
- First CD She Bought – Music Box by Mariah Carey
- Comedy Movie – Step Brothers (2008)
- Day Of The Year – Her birthday
- Emoji – Blushing face
- Role Model – Victoria Beckham
Source – BuzzFeed
Draya Michele Facts
- Before finding fame and success, she used to work at the Hooters.
- In the past, she has been accused of taking money from athletes and show business stars in exchange for sexual favors.
- In 2011, she launched her exclusive collection of swimwear under the label of “Mint Swim”.
- In 2013, Draya announced the start of her new clothing line, Fine Ass Girls. She launched another clothing range under the label of Beige & Coco in November 2016.
- Early in her career, she sent her images to countless men magazines, but she was apparently rejected for having a too-long neck.
Featured Image by Draya Michele / Instagram