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Sofia Richie Says She Doesn't Want to Be a Model Forever, Shares Advice from Sister Nicole

by Jennifer Drysdale 2:52 PM PST, January 25, 2017
Playing Sofia Richie Says She Doesn't Want to Be a Model Forever, Shares Advice from Sister Nicole

Sofia Richie may be a rising star in the modeling industry, but she's already got her sights set on something more.

The 18-year-old daughter of Lionel Richie opened up about her unexpected foray into runway in an interview with InStyle on Wednesday, sharing how fashion advice from her big sister, Nicole Richie, has shaped her ambitions.

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"Runway is really fun," said Sofia. "For Yeezy, I didn't expect to walk at all -- I got a call and was on the plane the next day, and it was the most amazing experience, so was Chanel. I got really good feedback from Chanel, which I didn't expect, because I'm shorter, and shorter models get a lot of hate, so I was happy to see that I didn't."

Sofia is now the face of DL1961's spring 2017 campaign and has since walked in Dolce & Gabbana's men's show at Milan Fashion Week earlier this month, though she insists that she's got her sights set on something bigger.

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"I want to head more into the designer, fashion direction," she said. "I eventually want to have my own line, which will basically be the things I wear… Probably streetwear, like jeans, bomber jackets, T-shirts."

As for where Sofia's confidence in her style comes from, that might be her sister Nicole.

"To be myself. Dress how I want. Be confident," she shares of Nicole's advice. "If you're not confident, you're not wearing the right outfit."

While Sofia clearly respects her sister's advice, she's got a lot of love for her dad, Lionel, too. In fact, the teenager recently paid tribute to her famous father with a tiny tattoo. 

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See Richie's new ink in the video below.

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