The teen explains her life prior to pursuing a modeling career
Sofia Richie says she once dreamed of being an artist and even got professional help from her father, Lionel. In fact, the 18-year-old model learned a lot as she constantly turned to him for career advice.
She explained to Wonderland magazine: “That was when I was younger and I was heavily in singing lessons.
My dad would just sit with me and coach me through things. Those are definitely moments I’ll never forget. He has the best advice and he’s the greatest, but then, yet again, he’s my dad!
So, it’s not like you’d take the advice like a regular teacher at school would give you. It’s like, ‘OK, dad, yeah yeah yeah!'”
But the young star later became more interested in the fashion world. Despite posing for big brands like Vanity Fair and Elle, as well as being the face of Madonna’s Material Girl line, she wasn’t very confident toward the beginning.
She added: “At first, I felt like I was a fish out of water. I did not feel like I fit in whatsoever.
Now, I get it. I understand it, I understand the people, I understand the meaning, I understand the models, I understand the people sitting and watching.”
The teenage beauty recalled one of her most memorable gigs so far, as she walked in Kanye West’s Yeezy Season Four show and enjoyed working with him.
“[Kanye] literally was like, ‘Go out there and have fun!’ All he wanted was us to express his clothes the best way that we could, there weren’t really any guidelines to walk in. He was just kind of like, ‘Alright, you guys look great, kill it!'”
Sofia also admits it was very strange being surrounded by cameras whenever she would hang out with her 35-year-old sister Nicole.
She shared: “[Nicole] used to take me to fairs and all sorts of things. It was bizarre! It was definitely a weird life, going out and seeing her with a million paparazzi.”