Name: Draya Michele
Born: January 23, 1985
Occupation: Model, actress
Draya Michele was born in East Pennsylvania on January 23, 1985. She is of half-Italian descent. Draya currently lives in Los Angeles with her son, Kniko, and is engaged to Orlando Scandrick, a professional football player. She presently works as both an actress and model and also earns money from her clothing line, Swim.
Her sudden entrance into fame began when she was featured in an array of music videos throughout 2009. Draya appeared alongside the biggest names in the music industry, such as Kanye West, Jay-Z, The Game, Nicki Minaj and Usher. Since then, she has been seen on the front cover of numerous magazines and appeared in advertisements and other music videos.
Draya’s biggest claim to fame, and what has helped her make a buzz in Los Angeles, is starring in the hit reality VH1 television series “The Basketball Wives LA.” Draya stars as part of a group of women romantically attached to a basketball player in the U.S.
Considering that she is 5’5, weighs 115 pounds and has body measurements of 34-24-34 inches, her career will continue flourish. With this figure, she is able to command hefty fees: $1,200 per day for each video shoot, $800 per appearance for the King Magazine, $15,000 for hosting parties and events and has earned between $40,000 and $170,000 for appearing on the VH1 reality series.
Her previous relationships include Kenyon Martin, DeShawn Stevenson, Ray J and French Montana. She currently receives $40,000 per month in child support for Kniko, whose father is former NBA player Gilbert Arenas.
Some other tidbits about Draya’s life: she has tried to be a vegetarian three times, she believes in psychics, she loves cooking dinner but hates making breakfast and she went to school to become an aesthetician.
We estimate that Draya Michele’s net worth is $400,000 (2014).
So how much is $400,000 really?
$400,000 is far less than her fiancee’s $30 million net worth. But it’s still a lot more than what other young actresses and models her age earn.
What can $400,000 buy you? It can buy you 200,000 Wilson footballs from Wal-Mart. $400,000 can also buy you more than 25,000 copies of Kanye West’s Yeezus (Explicit) album. Or, you can acquire 200,000 instant video streams of “The Basketball Wives LA” on Vudu.