Sofia Richie calls her romance with Justin Beiber 'special'

Sofia Richie calls her romance with Justin Beiber 'special'

But - despite playing host to Justin Bieber's new flame Sofia Richie's catwalk debut - last night's runway seemed to be somewhat of an anticlimax.

"We have a special relationship", Sofia explained to the magazine. INSTAGRAM The blonde beauty revealed that it's hard to find people as easy to talk to as the Canadian in L.A.

While it's not a total confirmation of a budding romance, "special" is a very loaded word!

The daughter of Lionel Richie, who turned 18 on August 24, was first seen laughing nervously in the video as she admitted: 'I'm really scared!'

Bieber responded: "I'm gonna make my Instagram private if you guys don't stop the hate this is getting out of hand, if you guys are really fans you wouldn't be so mean to people that I like".

"We have a special relationship", she said. "Doesn't. Bother. Me. As long as I'm happy", Richie said of the backlash.

Justin Bieber and Sofia Richie are rumoured to be dating. Richie was on the receiving end of a lot of negative comments from Beliebers when her beau posted shots of her on his Instagram, but she's learned to take the good and bad in stride, thanks to the example of her older sister Nicole Richie's rise to fame.

While Sofia loves going glam in front of the camera, her everyday style is much more laid-back.

As a child she started singing at the age of five, taking up the piano two years after that, but eventually Sofia said the expectation was too much for her to handle and made a decision to go her own way.

As for her modeling career, which is now on the rise thanks to Kanye West's latest show and serving as the face of Madonna's teen line, Material Girl, she still sees her career going another way. Her ultimate goal is to create a collection that reflects her personal style, which she describes as including "trenches, high-waisted trousers, pantsuits, silks". "My dad can leave the house looking a little insane".