Draya Michele, a renowned TV celebrity and a model at the present time, was born on 23rd January in the year 1985. The future model drew the first breath in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, even though she was raised in Pennsylvania’s Reading. In Pennsylvania, she was born in the family of an African-American father and an Italian mother with the name Valeria Diaz. The bio of Draya Michelle suggests that her name at birth was Aadraya M. Howard. There is more information about it on the wiki and similar websites.


Despite the fact that Draya Michel is a quite public and open person, there is no information about where she has ever studied.

Career Experience

It is well known that the career of Draya Michele took wing in 2009, when she appeared in such music videos like “Watch the Throne”, “Walking on the Moon”, “Little Freak”, “When the Money Goes”, and “Shake and Under.” At that time, she starred with many renowned singers, including Pleasure P., Honey Star, Fabolous, The Game, Nicki Minaj, Usher, Kanye West, The Dream, and Jay-Z.

Draya Michele’s hot appearances in the videos paved the way to Hollywood. At that time, she started to appear on the covers of various magazines, in advertisements, and in other music videos. That was really a great time of fame of her, and it does not come as a surprise that she was to the “Basketball Wives LA”, a reality TV series in which starred women who were in romantic relationships with professional players in basketball. Draya Michelle has been its star in four out of five seasons and has become beloved by many viewers. The reason why she was chosen for the show was her affair with Orlando Scandrick, a famous basketball player.

Apart from her starring in musical clips and reality TV series, she has also worked as a model. In particular, she is recognized as one of the models with the highest rewards in the market. For instance, she required to be paid $1,200 per one video while other models are paid just $500 on the average. She also appeared on the cover of the King Magazine and was paid $8,000 for it. On the top of it, she also has a clothing line and a swimwear line that bring a quite bountiful return, too. She hosts various parties and events, sometimes even appearing there, and gains a profit from it. Up to date, her net worth is believed to be around $5 million.

Personal life

Indeed, Draya Michele has had many ex-boyfriends. In particular, among her boyfriends were such personalities as Wiz Khalifa, DeShawn Stevenson, and Chris Brown. In 2002, she gave a birth to a son, whose name is Kniko. There are numerous speculations on this matter, more known as Baby Daddy Drama. Many people consider that the kid’s father is Gilbert Arenas, a famous NBA player. However, it has never been confirmed. In 2013, she started to date Orlando Scandrick. They are expecting a kid now, despite the fact that they recently broke up but thereafter reunited. So, it may be that Scandrick will become Michele’s husband soon. Her account on Instagram can boast a whopping number of 4.8 million followers!

Last Modified: 25 Jul, 2016

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