CASSIUS is proud to announce former reality TV favorite turned entrepreneur and actress, Draya Michele, as the digital magazine’s first cover girl. Draya’s introspective interview will advise readers on how to block, tackle and play the game of life on your own terms. Shot on an actual playing field, the cover feature wardrobe combines Draya’s MINT swim line with authentic football gear to create a sexy, summer fashion spread.
As football season is fast approaching, the CASSIUS August issue also includes fascinating NFL player profiles, the viewpoint of social responsibility and the League, women game changers and a spotlight on football’s most infamous player: O.J. Simpson on the eve of his prison release. A video of thought leaders discussing the realities of plus-sized men as well as the wives and significant others of the NFL’s most buzzworthy players rounds out the issue’s football and sex conversation.
“We’ve been saying from the beginning that CASSIUS does storytelling differently and the team continues to back that up with their August issue. While others tend to focus on Draya Michele’s beauty, which is undeniable, CASSIUS is proud to cover her as a whole woman, which also includes her being a mother, fiance, business mogul and inspiration to many. Similarly, our take on football will be distinct from what everyone else is doing in the market. CASSIUS continues to prove that whether it’s sports or fashion, music or our monthly covers, CASSIUS will develop the highest quality content coupled with a unique point of view — both of which are rarely found in the digital space.” says Detavio Samuels, President of iONE Digital and One Solution.