Be careful, Sofia Richie!
The 18-year-old model covers the December/January issue of Complex
, where she dons a bikini and a very large snake for a photo shoot that definitely finds the intersection of sexy and terrifying.
Richie shared the cover and a few snaps from the shoot to Instagram, writing, "WOW THANK YOU SO MUCH @complex FOR AN AMAZING COVER."
During the accompanying interview, Richie reveals that her method of dealing with her fashion industry "haters" is simply to not pay them any mind.
“It’s not like I called and begged these designers to work with me,” she tells the publication. “They felt my vibe and we were cool and that’s that. People obviously don’t respect some of the shoots I do because I’m short and this or that, but I really don’t let that stuff get to me.”
Richie, whose father is legendary singer Lionel Richie, adds that it also helps having grown up with similar life experiences as fellow models Kendall and Kylie Jenner, as well as Gigi and Bella Hadid.
"We all grew up the same way, so we all kind of had that understanding of everything," she explains. "Just a looking-out-for-each-other kind of sense—sisters."
"It’s hard to find people in L.A. that you can actually trust," she continues. "So when you find that, you really need to hold onto it and savor it."
With that being said, Richie -- who had a fling with Justin Bieber
earlier this year -- doesn't regret the path she's taken.
"I feel like I grew up kind of fast," she says. "But I love my life and the way I grew up."