Draya Michele has an uncanny ability to transform her look for a high fashion shoot, giving her an uncanny chameleon, modelesque charm.
She lent her model skills to Schön! Magazine, a London-based magazine. In the editorial spread, she transforms into Diana Ross, while talking her own personal transformation and evolution.
The former Basketball Wives star admits to not even liking reality TV, “It was something that I simply used as a platform to be able to showcase my other talents, and once I was able to do that, I decided – this really isn’t for me anymore… it’s just not relevant to what I’m trying to do in the fashion industry right now.”
She also discusses being prepared to have a baby this time around, “Before, I was young – a teen mom. Now I’m a woman, and I was actually ready and prepared for this baby, so things were just different. My life is just completely different. My financial status is different. It’s all different. It’s still just as challenging, but a different type of challenge.”
As Draya grows and evolves, so is her brand, “You know, I’ve been publicly viewed on social media for a few years now. I think that the girls that originally started following me from the beginning, they’re growing up with me. So, I just wanted to be able to show the world that it’s OK to change and to grow into something different. You don’t always have to be the same person that you were introduced to the world as. That’s what I’ve been determined to do.”
Draya has been focused on her new clothing line, Beige and Coco. She reveals, “I want to design all types of clothing, so I didn’t want to limit myself to just swimsuits. I am still doing swimsuits – I’m very good at that – but I wanted to try something else.” Draya already has two successful collections, a swimsuit line with Mint Swim and Fine Ass Girls. She came and spoke exclusively to Hello Beautiful during the launch of her collection. You can see #TeamBeautiful’s favorite pieces from the line and listen in on the conversation.
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