Sweet, sexy, and sassy are just a few words that describe the young reality star turned entrepreneur. Dazzling us with her new digs from her latest collections Fine Ass Girl and Mint Swim, the darling Draya Michele boldly opens up to bombshell with a Bang. Balancing motherhood, reality television, a relationship and a clothing line sounds like a pretty steep path but Draya is taking it all in stride. With spunk and style as her ammunition, success and prosperity is her only ambition.
Bombshell: What’s new with the Fine Ass Girls line?
Draya:The website is open right now and there are a few pieces that I launched in the beginning of April. For summer I made about 6 dresses that are really nice and I’m just trying to grow and expand the line with more practical pieces. Pieces that don’t necessarily need to have the logo on it. I’m working on pieces that don’t say Fine Ass Girls.
Bombshell: Where do you draw inspiration for your pieces?
Draya:I like to go to hotel venues and see what girls are wearing and I like to put my own twists on things. I see certain pieces and think “hmm…how can i make this better?”
Bombshell: What are some of your favorite pieces for the summer 2015 season?
Draya:This summer is the busiest that I’ve ever been before and I usually keep my collections pretty small, no less than 10 designs but this time I have over 30 different designs and they’re all really different. I have very modest swim suits, I have couture swimsuits, very sexy swimsuits, and I have children swimsuits. So you can expect something for everyone.
Bombshell: Aside from your clothing line are there any other ventures that you see yourself getting into?
Draya: Yea. I started acting and I’m taking it very serious. I recently booked a role in an upcoming movie for TV One that I’m very excited about. I’ll be working alongside Marques Houston and Keisha Knight Pulliam. They’re such great actors and I know I can learn a lot from them.
Bombshell: You take such great care of your body,what’s your workout and diet regimen?
Draya: I pretty much drink only water. As far as dieting I have a secret snack that I’ve been eating for two months straight. Out here in LA they have these Mexican fruit trucks where you can just buy fruit from a person that has a cart. I get this fruit that comes with this special seasoning and I eat it almost everyday for lunch and usually I won’t get hungry again until dinner. So I just substitute a whole meal for fruit and it works for me. The carts are the bomb!
I live in LA so I have a pretty healthy lifestyle. I go hiking pretty often with my friends. I have a trail that’s within walking distance to my house so I do the trail in the morning probably once or twice a week and I recently picked up boxing. There’s a mobile truck that pulls right up to my house with all the boxing equipment. It’s 30 minutes of non-stop working out and every 3 minutes is a round. So for 3 minutes you do one workout and there’s a boxing bell, like a chime, that goes off at the end of each round and then we switch to a different workout with no breaks. Every 3 mins you switch and after 10 exercises your done. It’s a lot of fun and I’m learning a lot.
Bombshell: What advice would you give your fans that look up to you and your story?
Draya:I would say follow your dreams. There are going to be mistakes and everything isn’t going to go perfect every time. Just know that you have to learn from trial and error. I did. I made a lot of mistakes even though they all weren’t put on broad cast they still happened and I learned from every last one of them.
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Photo Credit: Jared Thomas Photography