Sofia Richie has joined Twitter.

The 18-year-old model - who is the daughter of music legend Lionel Richie and his second wife Diana - has publicly announced she has joined the social media platform during the early hours of Tuesday morning (22.11.16).

The star announced the news by writing her first post, she tweeted: ''Just a bit late to the twitter game (sic).''

The blonde beauty also shared the news on Instagram with a picture of her first status.

She captioned the upload: ''Just a bit late but hi twitter (sic).''

And within just a few hours of joining, Sofia already boasts 3,642 followers, although she is only following 11 people including her sister Nicole and her former 'Simple Life' co-star Paris Hilton.

Meanwhile, Sofia - who was announced as the face of Pretty Little Thing earlier this year - has been advised by her father to ''surrender to the moment'' and to ''give 1,000 per cent'' when she's working.

Speaking previously about the 67-year-old musician's tips, Sofia - who has recently been working with Michael Kors on the latest chapter of the designer's 'The Walk' series - said: ''My dad's advice is to always have fun with everything I do. And when I get to set to give 1,000 percent and surrender to the moment.''

It isn't just the 'Hello' hitmaker that Sofia has been receiving advice from, as 35-year-old fashion designer Nicole taught her younger sister to be ''confident'' and ''comfortable''.

Sofia added: ''Nicole has taught me to be confident within myself and comfortable at the same time. And to not let the small things get to you.''