The cover of Complex magazine’s December 2016 / January 2017 issue depicts Sofia Richie with a massive snake wrapped around her shoulders. During the shoot, a whole harem of snakes slithered on and around her barely clad body, seeking shade from the photographer’s bright lights. At one point in a behind-the-scenes video, Richie says, “The tail went straight into my vag!”
The daughter of Lionel Richie, Sofia grew up around the kids of other Hollywood celebrities, including Kendall and Kylie Jenner and Gigi and Bella Hadid, and they remain friends. The 18-year-old model dated Justin Bieber earlier this year, and jealous fans are still filling her Instagram with negative comments and snake emojis. Sofia doesn’t let it bother her. Earlier today, she tweeted an image of the Complex cover with the caption, “Next time anyone calls me a snake it will be considered a compliment in my eyes.”
In the Complex interview, Sofia declined to answer specific questions about her relationships, but she did talk about what she looks for in a partner. “Having someone that genuinely respects you and understands your life and is open to hearing about your life is really cool. Having someone to just open up to and talk to when shit is bad and when shit is great.”
Go here to see video of the snakes crawling on Sofia and read the full interview.