Sofia Alexandra Richie Grainge is an American social media personality, model and fashion designer. She has been featured in campaigns by a number of major brands including Tommy Hilfiger, Michael Kors, and Adidas. She is the youngest daughter of singer Lionel Richie and sister of television personality Nicole Richie.
Year active: 2012-present
Born: August 24, 1998, 25 years old and 3 months, Los Angeles, California, U.S.
Sun Sign: Virgo
Hair Color: Light Brown
Eye Color: Hazel
Height: 5 ft 6 in / 168 cm
Measurements: 34-26.5-35 in / 86-67-89 cm
Bra size: 32B US / 70B EU
Distinctive Features Lips
Sofia Richie and Mia Perez
Father – Lionel Richie (Singer)
Mother – Diana Alexander
Siblings – Myles Brockman Richie (Older Brother), Nicole Richie (Older Half-Sister) (Fashion Designer, Actress, TV Personality)
Spouse – Elliot Grainge (m. 2023)
Sofia Richie was born to musician Lionel Richie and his second wife Diane Alexander. She is the younger sister of Nicole Richie and Miles Richie. Sofia Richie’s godfather was singer Michael Jackson. She reported that her visits to Jackson’s Neverland Ranch were some of her favorite memories as a child, and she became close friends with his daughter, Paris.
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. She made occasional appearances at her father’s shows and took vocal lessons from vocal coach, Tim Carter, when she was 14, as well. She also worked in the studio with her brother-in-law, Good Charlotte lead vocalist Joel Madden. However, she decided to move away from a music career because of the pressure of living up to her father’s stature in the music industry. She made several appearances in her sister Nicole’s reality television series Candidly Nicole in 2014.
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.
Richie began modeling at age 14 with a feature in Teen Vogue and at 15 she got her first fashion contract with Los Angeles-based swimwear company Mary Grace Swim. The next year, Richie signed with London-based modeling agency Select Model Management. 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.
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. Richie has since walked the runway for Chanel, 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, Madonna‘s Material Girl line, Jacquie Aiche, Adidas, Michael Kors, PrettyLittleThing and Tommy Hilfiger. She has appeared in editorials for Tings, Elle, Seventeen and Vanity Fair.
Richie has graced the covers of numerous international fashion magazines, including Mexico’s InStyle; US’ Complex, Cosmopolitan and Billboard magazine’s style issue, Sweets! Magazine, Manifesto, Galore, Remix, Dujour and Es Magazine; UK’s Cosmopolitan, Tatler and Asos Magazine; Japan’s Vogue and Popular; Brazil’s L’officiel; and Singapore’s L’Officiel.
Richie teamed up with Frankie’s Bikinis to launch a colorful swimwear collection, released on July 8, 2019, by Francesca Aiello. The collection included tie-dye bathing suits, neon colors and bright florals. Richie designed a clothing collection called “Sofia Richie x Missguided” for UK-based retailer Missguided, which was released on September 17, 2019. The 60-piece collection included tailored pieces, mini dresses and classic coordinating sets, and all the items were priced between $20 and $100. In February 2020, she released a collaboration titled “Rolla’s x Sofia Richie” with denim brand Rolla Jeans.
In March 2020, she announced her plans to launch a line of swimwear later that year. Richie wants to eventually expand her collection into a fashion line and launch a beauty company focusing on hair and body. 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. It was a 57-piece line sold at Revolve’s online store. In July 2021, she created a capsule collection with 8 Other Reasons consisting of 61 pieces, including jewelry, anklets, bucket hats, tops, metal bags, rings, scarves and eyewear. Her clothing collection with Macy’s brand Bar III was released in November 2021. The collection was priced from $39.50 to $149.50.
First TV Show
Sofia was first seen on a news show Omg! Insider in 2014 as herself in an episode dated May 21, 2014.
During 2014, she was also seen in her sister show Candidly Nicole in three episodes as herself.
Sofia Richie Facts
Sisters Mary-Kate Olsen and Ashley Olsen are her inspirations for fashion designing.
Sofia is friends with models like Alessandra Ambrosio, Bella Hadid, Joan Smalls and others.
Richie likes action sports.
She has a pet French bulldog named Cairo Richie.
At 13, Sofia wanted to sign with a record label as she desired to be a pop singer.
Until 2014, she used to steal her sister Nicole clothes.
She started modeling in 2014.
Paris Jackson (Michael Jackson‘s daughter) and Sofia are childhood friends.
She was on the cover of Fault Magazine Beauty August 2015 issue.
Her sister Nicole is her style icon.
Sofia was once selected by Stella McCartney to appear alongside her during a MET Ball 2015 event.