Her last name probably sounds familiar because of her famous father, but the mysterious Sofia Richie has certainly caused a ruckus this past year within the entertainment world. Sofia Richie was known for being linked to Justin Bieber back in 2016, however though she may be young, and cut from the same cloth as the Jenners, Hiltons and Hadids, to rely on that single identifier alone would be unfair. Here’s what you need to know about this young model who’s taking the fashion world by storm.
Her Family Is Famous
Sofia Richie is the daughter of iconic singer Lionel Richie, and his ex-wife, Diane Alexander. Her sister is reality star Nicole Richie, who rose to fame by starring in the show The Simple Life with Paris Hilton.
She’s Dating a Kardashian Ex
Recently, Sofia has been seen hanging out with Kourtney Kardashian’s ex, Scott Disick. Scott is 34 while Sofia is 19. What do Sofia’s famous parents think about the relationship? Lionel Richie thinks that Scott will ultimately ruin Sofia’s life due to his rocky relationship with drugs and alcohol.
She’s Experienced Racism
Sofia Richie is of mixed race and she admitted to Complex, “I’m very light, so some people don’t really know that I’m black. I’ve been in situations where people will say something kind of racist and I’ll step in and they’ll be like, ‘Oh, well, you’re light,’” she says, her eyes flashing. “That still doesn’t cut it, buddy. It’s 2016—you better get your shit together before you get slapped out here.”
She Modeled For Kanye’s Yeezy Season 4 Fashion Show
Richie was featured on the runway of the controversial Yeezy Season 4 fashion show. The show caused a huge dilemma when the casting call was leaked, asking for models of “mixed race” only. At this show, models passed out, begged for water and threw off their shoes due to the extraordinary heat.
She Wants To Follow In Her Dad’s Footsteps