Draya Michele: ‘I see you looking’

What else, you ask? There’s the talk that she practically lives in the nightclub. Michele does admit that she spends a lot of time frolicking and partying in the nightclubs of Los Angeles and other major metropolises. And she admits that her work has taken her away from her son for longer stretches than she would like. But here’s the key: If someone is paying you a lot of money to walk through their clubs, would you turn it down? I didn’t think so.

Another thing that folks don’t know about Michele is the fact that, for all of her outward flash, she doesn’t need to be drenched in jewelry to be happy. Contrary to what you may think, Michele is not high maintenance nor does she demand expensive gifts when it comes to things like romance. In fact, it’s just the opposite.

“I’m very regular. I like to do regular stuff with my guy. If we’re not going to the movies or to dinner, I like to stay in my house and cook,” she says. “I’m still, like, a regular girl and a hopeless romantic. All I need is one flower. I don’t need a dozen roses. One flower is fine.”
And here’s one more tidbit: Despite exuding outer confidence — and even a touch of occasional arrogance — on the screen, Michele wasn’t so sure that she was going to enjoy being on “Basketball Wives LA,” much less survive the experience with her limbs and sanity intact.

“It’s been a blessing and I’m very pleased with how everything has turned out. I didn’t know that it was going to turn in my favor, so I’m very thankful and very blessed,” she says. “I just didn’t know with ’Basketball Wives’ if I was going to make it out alive. I didn’t know if I was going to come out of this with a clean face or a clean image. I didn’t know what was going to happen, so it was a gamble. And … I won.”

Terry Shropshire
Terry Shropshire

A military veteran and Buckeye State native, I've written for the likes of the Atlanta Journal-Constitution, Atlanta Business Chronicle and the Detroit Free Press. I'm a lover of words, photography, books, travel, animals and The Ohio State Buckeyes. #GoBucks

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