Nicole Richie's Lil Sis Sofia Nabs Modeling Deal

If you are not yet familiar with Sofia Richie by name, you will be by face in the very near future. Sofia Richie has a modeling contract with Select Model Management. Sofia, who is also the daughter of '80s pop icon Lionel Richie, has admittedly cribbed some of big sister Nicole's signature, boho chic style, due the proximity of her closet.

While I hope Sofia, who is just 16, models for Nicole's House of Harlow range, which has some of the niftiest sunglasses at affordable prices, you can pretty much expect to see the teen pop up all over now that she has a powerhouse firm behind her. Could she be the next Kendall Jenner, hanging out with Cara Delevingne? That's a distinct possibility, given her background and the social circles in which she travels.

Let's face it. When Nicole Richie is your sister, there's no way her style can't rub off on you at least a little bit. And lucky for Sofia for being able to seek fashion advice from a modern icon.

So before we start seeing the stunning Sofia, who has appeared on her sister's Candidly Nicole series, in all sorts of lifestyle campaigns, here are five fun and fashion-y things we know about her... besides the fact that, you know, she is absolutely gorgeous.

1. She Loves The Olsen Twins and Their Style

She cites their high-end range The Row as a favorite.

2. She Has High-End Taste

Her favorite designers are Chanel, Givenchy, and Balmain. Maybe she'll walk in one of their shows. Karl? Riccardo? Olivier? You paying attention?

3. She Has Royal Lineage

She considers the late, great King of Pop aka Michael Jackson to have been like a godfather to her and is tight with his daughter Paris.

4. Her BFFs Are the Jenner Sisters

She is besties with Kendall and Kylie and she can likely follow Kendall's career trajectory.

5. She Loves Game of Thrones

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Because who doesn't! Maybe she can do a Daenerys look with her hair.

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