Historically speaking, Paris Hilton is best-known for being BFFs with Sofia Richie’s older sister, Nicole, but as it happens, the heiress and 21-year-old model are *beyond* close themselves. “I’ve known her since she was born. I love her so much. She is like my little sister!” Paris, 34, exclusively gushed to Life & Style of her relationship with Sofia.

“I’m so proud of her. She is brilliant and beautiful. The way she is! I’m so proud of the woman she is and what she has done with her career and building her brand and her empire,” Paris continued at the Go Campaign Gala on November 15. “I just feel like a proud big sister.” Brilliant and beautiful, indeed! In fact, despite Sofia’s age, Paris insisted she wise beyond her years.

Paris Hilton Reveals What She Admires Most About Sofia Richie
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“She has such a good head on her shoulders. She is so smart and mature that I actually ask her for advice. It’s nice to have someone that you’ve known your whole life where you can really trust them and know they really are your true friend and love you for you,” the “Stars Are Blind” singer expressed. “She is like my family and I love that we can have conversations like that — and talk about things that I usually wouldn’t ask most people.”

So, what type of advice does Scott Disick’s ladylove give Paris? “About love and life,” she revealed. “We both talk about everything together. We have a very close relationship.” Of course, every great friendship takes *some* work and Paris and Sofia’s is hardly an exception.

Paris Hilton Reveals What She Admires Most About Sofia Richie
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“Our friendship works because we are like family, like sisters. We both love and support each other and want the best for each other,” Paris said. “She has the biggest heart, she is beautiful, she is smart and she is a boss babe.”

Sofia and Paris are lucky to have each other and we look forward to more sweet bestie moments in the future!

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