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TV personality and fashion designer Nicole Richie - 5’1”

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Reality star Nicole Richie and DJ AM dated on-and-off throughout the 2000s and were engaged at one point before calling it quits (AP Photo/Matt Sayles)

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Nicole Richie is an American fashion designer, author, actress and television personality. Richie rose to prominence for her role in the Fox reality television series, The Simple Life, alongside her childhood best friend and fellow socialite Paris Hilton, which lasted five seasons. The Simple Life was a hit for the Fox network, premiering with 13 million viewers. Richie's personal life attracted significant media attention during The Simple Life's five-year run, and she was a constant fixture of tabloid journalism before and after her appearance. Richie was born in Berkeley, California, and has Mexican, English and African-American ancestry. Her biological father is Peter Michael Escovedo, a musician who briefly played with singer Lionel Richie, and her biological mother, Karen Moss, was the executive assistant for Nicole's aunt, Sheila E. When she was three, her parents agreed to let her move in with Brenda Harvey and Lionel Richie because they could not afford to provide for her financially. My parents were friends with Lionel, she told People in 2003. They trusted that they would be better able to provide for me. Initially, Lionel Richie became her guardian. Brenda and Lionel legally adopted Nicole when she was nine. (AP Photo/Eric Jamison)

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NICOLE RICHIE - This file photo released by the Glendale Police Department, shows Nicole Richie's booking mug after her arrest Dec. 11, 2006, for investigation of driving under the influence of alcohol, in Glendale, Calif. They've worked together as camp counselors, learned to live without pay as interns and gone on a road trip in a pink pickup. But Nicole Richie hopes she can avoid one experience Paris Hilton has done on her own _ jail time. (AP Photo/Glendale Police Department)

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Nicole Richie attends The Metropolitan Museum of Art's Costume Institute benefit gala celebrating "Charles James: Beyond Fashion" on Monday, May 5, 2014, in New York. (Photo by Evan Agostini/Invision/AP)

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FILE - This Dec. 6, 2013 file photo shows TV personality and fashion designer Nicole Richie at the launch of SK Planet's Styletag fashion app at Henri Bendel in New York. Richie's #CandidlyNicole, based on her popular AOL web series, is coming to VH1 and will feature 8 new episodes premiering July 17. (Photo by Evan Agostini/Invision/AP, File)

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FILE - Nicole Richie departs the courthouse in Glendale, Calif., in this July 27, 2007 file photo. Richie is no longer on probation for a 2006 drunken-driving case. A spokeswoman for the reality star-turned-fashion designer says a judge ended Richie's probation Wednesday Dec. 29, 2010 after receiving proof that the 29-year-old had satisfied its terms. (AP Photo/Nick Ut, file)