Sofia Richie was born on August 24, 1998 in Los Angeles California to music icon Lionel Richie and his wife Diane Alexander. She is the younger half-sister of entrepreneur and fashionista Nicole Richie and made her debut on Nicole’s hit TV show, Candidly Nicole (2014) on VH-1 at age 15.
Richie’s modeling career took off in 2014 with her first break in Who What Wear, a feature in Elle Magazine, the cover story for NationAlist Magazine, being the face of Mary Grace Swim, and teaming up with Teen Vogue and Olay for that year’s #FreshtoSchool online campaign. She closed out 2014 by signing with L.A. Models and Select Model Management.
In early 2015, Sofia was busy shooting editorial spreads for: Unleash’d, Elle Girl – Japan, Nylon, Fault, Dazed and Love Culture magazine. She announced in April that she landed her first magazine cover on the first-ever issue of ‘Popular’ magazine. From there, she went on to shoot with brands Young & Reckless and Brandy Melville, and graced the cover of July’s ASOS Magazine. Stella McCartney personally invited her to attend the 2015 Met Ball as one of her guests. In August pop legend’Madonna (I)’ announced that Sofia would be the new face of her clothing line, Material Girl, the exclusive-to-Macy’s line that consists of apparel, footwear, handbags, jewelry, and accessories, as it celebrates its 5th anniversary.
At only 17, Sofia is already climbing to the top of the modeling industry. She has recently shot editorial spreads for V. Galore, Clam, W, VVV, and C- magazines and is being courted for a TV show.
Sofia is represented by Alex Avant, entertainment executive, son of music and entertainment legend, Clarence Avant.