Sofia Richie

Sofia Alexandera Richie (born August 24, 1998)[1] is an American social media personality, model, and fashion designer.[2] She has been featured in campaigns by a number of major brands including Tommy Hilfiger, Michael Kors, and Miminipi.[3] She is the youngest daughter of singer Lionel Richie and adoptive half-sister of television personality Nicole Richie.[4]

Sofia Richie
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Richie at a photoshoot in 2017
Born
Sofia Alexandera Richie

(1998-08-24) August 24, 1998 (age 22)
Occupation
  • Social media personality
  • model
  • fashion designer
Parent(s)
Relatives
Modeling information
Height5 ft 6 in (1.68 m)
Hair colorBrown
Eye colorHazel
AgencySelect Model Management (London)

Early lifeEdit

Sofia Richie was born in Los Angeles, California to parents Lionel Richie and his second wife Diane Alexander. She is the younger sister of Nicole Richie and Miles Richie.[1] Sofia Richie's godfather was singer Michael Jackson. She reported that the visits to Jackson's Neverland Ranch were some of her favorite memories as a child, and she became close friends with his daughter, Paris.[5]

Richie grew up with an affinity for music like her father. She learned to sing at age five and play the piano at age seven.[6] She made occasional appearances at her father's shows[5] and took vocal lessons from vocal coach, Tim Carter, when she was 14, as well.[6] She also worked in the studio with her brother-in-law (and Good Charlotte lead vocalist) Joel Madden.[7][6] She decided to move away from a music career, however, because of the pressure of living up to her father's stature in the music industry.[8] She made several appearances in her sister Nicole's reality television series Candidly Nicole in 2014.[9]

Richie spent some time at Oaks Christian School—nicknamed "Celebrity High"—before being educated at home for several years while her father was on tour. She played soccer until age 16 when she broke her hip in a Segway accident.[8]

CareerEdit

Modeling careerEdit

Richie began modeling at age 14 with a feature in Teen Vogue[7] and at 15 she got her first fashion contract with Los Angeles-based swimwear company Mary Grace Swim.[10] The next year, Richie signed with London-based modeling agency Select Model Management.[11] In 2014, Richie was featured on Who What Wear and NationAlist Magazine, and teamed up with Teen Vogue and Olay for that year's "Fresh to School" online campaign. In early 2015, she appeared in editorials for Elle Girl, Nylon, Dazed, Fault, Unleash'd and Love Culture.[12]

She made her runway debut in February 2016 at the American Heart Association's Go Red For Women Red Dress Collection fashion show during New York Fashion Week.[13][14] Richie has since walked the runway for Chanel,[15] Jeremy Scott, Philipp Plein, Kanye West's Yeezy line, Samantha Thavasa and Dolce & Gabbana. Richie has featured in advertising campaigns for a number of brands including DL1961,[16] Madonna's Material Girl line,[5] Adidas,[17] Michael Kors,[18] PrettyLittleThing[19] and Tommy Hilfiger.[20] She has appeared in editorials for Tings,[21] Elle, Seventeen[22] and Vanity Fair.[8] Richie has graced the covers of numerous international fashion magazines, including US' Complex[8] and Billboard magazine's style issue,[6] Sweets! Magazine, Manifesto, Galore,[23] Remix,[24] Dujour and Es Magazine; UK's Tatler and Asos Magazine;[25] Japan's Vogue and Popular;[26] and Singapore's L'Officiel.[27] She appeared on the cover of US Cosmopolitan's April 2020 issue and UK Cosmopolitan's July 2020 issue.[28][29][30]

Fashion design careerEdit

Richie teamed up with Frankie's Bikinis to launch a colorful swimwear collection, released on July 8, 2019.[31] The collection included tie-dye bathing suits, neon colors and bright florals.[32] Richie designed a clothing collection called "Sofia Richie x Missguided" for UK-based retailer Missguided, which was released on September 17, 2019.[33] The 60-piece collection included tailored pieces, mini dresses and classic coordinating sets, and all the items were priced between $20 to $100.[34] In February 2020, she released a collaboration titled "Rolla's x Sofia Richie" with denim brand Rolla Jeans.[35][36]

In March 2020, she announced her plans to launch a line of swimwear later that year.[37][38] Richie wants to eventually expand her collection into a fashion line and launch a beauty company focusing on hair and body.[38][39] In May 2021, Richie teamed up with her sister Nicole's lifestyle brand House of Harlow 1960 and launched a clothing collection Sofia Richie x House of Harlow 1960.[40] It was a 57-piece line sold at Revolve's online store.[41]

 
Richie in February 2017

Other venturesEdit

Richie endorses products such as beauty and wellness on Instagram. She has partnered with fashion brand Lulus,[42] Suspicious Antwerp clothes,[43] Nip + Fab skincare products[44] and Cheetos snacks.[45]

Personal lifeEdit

Richie began dating television personality Scott Disick in May 2017.[46] The couple confirmed their relationship in September 2017.[47] Disick is 15 years older than Richie, for which they received criticism.[48] Disick and Richie often vacation alongside Disick's ex, Kourtney Kardashian, and Disick's children.[49] The couple briefly split in May 2020, but remained in touch throughout their breakup and reconciled in July 2020.[50] In August 2020, Disick chose to end the relationship for good, stating he is at a different place in his life than Richie.[51]

FilmographyEdit

Television roles
Year Title Role Notes
2014 Candidly Nicole Herself 3 episodes
2016 Red, White and Bootsy TV movie
2019 Flip It Like Disick Episode: "The Race to Finish"
Keeping Up with the Kardashians Episode: "Three's Company"
Film roles
Year Title Role Notes
2018 Ocean's 8 Herself Cameo

ReferencesEdit

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