She’s definitely one to watch
You’ve probably seen Sofia Richie a lot recently – the 18 year old has been causing a stir online. With over 1.5 million followers on Instagram and a endless list of famous friends, she’s set to become one of the biggest names in the world of fashion.
Here are five reasons why she’s one to watch…
1.She’s a successful model
Sofia began modelling in 2014 and was soon snapped up by top agency Select Model Management. In 2015, she was the face of Madonna’s Material Girl line and was a guest of Stella McCartney at this year’s Met Gala alongside Cara Delevingne – proof of her ever-improving fashion credentials.
2.She’s part of the Richie clan
Her father is Grammy award-winning music legend Lionel Richie, who has sold over £100 million records and is reported to be worth over £150 million. Meanwhile her sister is fashion mogul Nicole Richie, who first shot to fame as part of hit reality TV show ‘The Simple Life’ alongside her good friend Paris Hilton.
3.She’s got an army of famous friends
If anyone should be used to mingling amongst the stars, it’s Sofia. The model is exceptionally well connected. Michael Jackson was her godfather and she’s good friends with his daughter, Paris. She also counts Kylie and Kendall Jenner as close friends, and describes Talita von Furstenberg (granddaughter of fashion designer Diane) as ‘one of her best friends in the whole world.’ Oh, and she’s dating Justin Bieber.
4. Justin Bieber deleted his Instagram account for her
After sharing a series of black and white photos of himself and Sofia, the Beebs wasn’t quite prepared for the reaction he would receive from fans.
To try and stem the tide of negative comments about Sofia, Justin threatened to make his account private if the Beliebers didn’t stop, writing ‘I’m gonna make my Instagram private if you guys don’t stop the hate this is getting out of hand, if you guys are really fans you wouldn’t be so mean to people that I like [sic]’
But it wasn’t just fans who were outraged. Justin also exchanged a strong of heated messages with his ex, Selena Gomez, who left a comment saying, ‘If you can’t handle the hate then stop posting pictures of your girlfriend lol -it should be special between you two only. Don’t be mad at your fans. The love you. They were there for you before anyone’
Next thing we know Justin had accused Selena of using him for attention and his Instagram account was no more. Burn.
5.She’s rumoured to be moving into the music industry
As well as making a name for herself in the world of fashion, Sofia is apparently keen to make her mark in music. An accomplished singer and pianist, she’s performed before alongside her father before and has said in a previous interview with Nylon magazine ‘I grew up watching my dad be a singer, so it’s something I’ve always been interested in.’
Watch this space…