It’s often been suggested that Sofia Richiene wouldn’t be the woman she became if she weren’t the daughter of five-time Grammy Award winner Lionel Richie. Admittedly, it would be outrageous to claim that being one of the best-selling artists of all time has nothing to do with Sofia’s fame.
But then again, it is ridiculous not to reckon that this young girl is in large measure a woman of her own making. Sofia has done well as a model, taking the industry by storm at the age of 14 and now has big dreams for the profession. Read on to learn more about who she is, her parents, siblings, wealth, and body measurements.
Bio (Age) – Who is Sofia Richie?
Sofia was born and raised in Los Angeles, California. She was born on August 24 and in 1998 to very popular American musician Lionel Richie and his second wife Diane Alexander. Due to her father’s popularity, Sofia was a big deal before she was born, she enjoyed life of fame in the early days of her life and she even had the King of Pop, Michael Jackson, as her godfather. This is how she became a good friend of Paris Jackson.
Although Sofia Richie made a name for herself as a model, music was her first love. It is said that she started singing when she was only 5 years old and started playing the piano two years later. She took voice lessons and worked in the studio with Good Charlotte lead singer Joel Madden. The only reason she gave up her modeling career was because of the pressure it put on her. Everyone wanted her to live up to her father’s accomplishments in the music industry.
For her education, she attended Oaks Christian School located in Westlake Village, California. Sofia was also homeschooled for a few years. Her first modeling stunt was with Teen Vogue when she was 14 years old. She soon signed a contract with Mary Grace Swim, a swimwear company in Los Angeles, before joining London Model Management. Sofia has remained relevant in the industry and continues to feature in the advertising campaigns of popular brands such as Adidas, Tommy Hilfiger, Dolce & Gabbana, Chanel and the likes.
As expected, people are very interested in knowing the extent of Sofia’s wealth. This has only caused various platforms to cite numbers that can barely be proven as his net worth. So far, we can only confirm that the model has accumulated an enviable wealth from its modeling attempts. While the exact value of his personal wealth is unknown, his father is believed to be worth $200 million.
His parents, his sister and other siblings
Unlike Sofia’s father, Lionel Richie, only a handful of people could say more about her mother Diane Alexander. From what we have learned, Diane was born on June 16, 1967. Although almost nothing was known about her life before her marriage to Lionel, it is common knowledge that she pursued a career in acting, was a dancer and fashion designer. While you’ll find her listed as a choreographer in the 1990 film, Laker Girls, she was featured as a dancer in the 1986 video for Lionel Richie’s single Dancing on the Roof and in the 1995 comedy, Oublie paris
Sofia is not the only child of her parents, before she had her brother, Miles Brockman; he was born on May 27, 1994. The Diane-Lionel union, which began on December 21, 1995 after Lionel’s divorce, fell apart in 2003. Together with Brenda Harvey, Lionel adopted Nicole Camille Escovedo, now known as Nicole Richie’s name.
Nicole is Sofia’s only sister and she is famous for several reasons. Apart from being the wife of Joel Madden, she has gained great admiration as a model, actress and television personality. Lionel and Brenda Harvey married in 1975 and separated in 1993.
Body height and features
No one would claim that Sofia Richie is an attractive woman. With her hazel eyes and brown hair, the model is 6 inches taller than 5 feet. She weighs 58 kg and is 34, 26.5 and 35 inches tall; respectively for her bust, waist and hips.