Lionel Richie’s Teenage Daughter Is Dating A 34-Year-Old Man – And You May Just Recognize Him

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She also later collaborated with her brother-in-law, Good Charlotte frontman Joel Madden, in the studio. However, concerned about living up to Lionel’s reputation as a soul icon, she decided to ditch her musical ambitions shortly after. But that didn’t mean Sofia wanted to abandon the spotlight.

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Indeed, by this point, Sofia had already started to make headway as a high-end fashion model. Aged just 14 she appeared in Teen Vogue, while a year later she landed a deal with LA-based swimwear brand Mary Grace Swim. Sofia signed a contract with top London agency Select Model Management when she was 16.

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Adidas, DL1961, Michael Kors, Dolce & Gabbana and Tommy Hilfiger were just some of the major names Sofia modeled for in her early years. High-profile photoshoots for Vanity Fair and Elle followed. She also graced the front covers of both Complex and the style issue of Billboard magazine.

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