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.
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.
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.