Draya Michele is thrilling her 8.4 million Instagram followers in a skimpy swimsuit and all for National Watermelon Day. The 36-year-old former Basketball Wives star and Mint Swim founder was sunbathing poolside and with slices of watermelon on Tuesday, but the photo shouting out Draya’s best-selling Mint Swim brand also came with another agenda.
Draya is a Ciroc Vodka partner and she was honoring her gig with the brand managed by rapper Diddy as she showed off her killer summer body and topped up her tan. Fans even got a watermelon cocktail to match the whole theme.
Draya Michele Stuns In Watermelon-Themed Bikini Shoot
Scroll for the photo. It wouldn’t be the first Ciroc shout-out from Draya – the brand has also been fronted by singer Jason Derulo’s girlfriend and baby mama, Jena Frumes.
Lounging around on tiles and grass near the water’s edge, Draya folded one leg as she lifted up her shades for a naughty feel, with fans seeing the ex to Orlando Scandrick in a racy, cut-out, and paneled green snakeskin-print bikini. Draya, also rocking a French tip manicure and matching painted toenails, held a tall cold beverage with a straw – with a bottle of Ciroc on the grass and near a platter of watermelon slices, it wasn’t rocket science what Draya was promoting.
Taking to her caption, the Fashion Nova partner told fans: “It’s #nationalwatermelonday y’all 🍉 only way I’ll take mine is in liquid form with @ciroc #ciroc #cirocsummerwatermelon (new swimsuit available now on @mintswimusa).”
Mint Swim, which Draya founded with the $12,000 she’s saved up, seemingly needs little in the way of promo to shift sales these days. The swimwear label has been worn by Kim Kardashian and little sister Kylie Jenner. It was also valued at $1 million in 2017 – and is likely worth way more.
“I’m constantly designing and producing stuff, so when comes out, I’ll put it out. If Selena Gomez feels like wearing [our swimsuit], which has happened before, it’s going to sell out in probably 14 seconds. But I have the ability to make 3,000 more,” Draya told Refinery29 as she name-dropped yet another celebrity digging her designs.
Draya’s post today clocked a sweet 25,000 likes in just 47 minutes. “Great job with the pool!” one fan replied. Draya’s gigs these days also extend beyond her swimwear. She’s been celebrating the success of her 8 Other Reasons collab, plus one with affordable clothing retailer Oh Polly.