Siempre Golden Swimwear founder Sophia Kim said Miley Cyrus DMed her for free bikinis
The bikini designer shared a pop megastar moment Mile Cyrus “proceeded into her DM” to request swimwear from her small business.
Sofia Kim, who comes from the village of California but now lives in Sydney, runs a small swimwear brand Siempre Golden and opened up about the time Miley texted her with a freebie after the singer released a number one in Australia.
In TikTok clipSofia said she was “really shocked” to see the message when she opened Instagram one day in May 2020 at the height of the Covid-19 pandemic.
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Swimwear designer Sophia Kim (left) revealed that pop star Miley Cyrus (right) once messaged her on Instagram asking for a bikini from her small business Siempre Golden
“Can I buy a kini :),” Miley simply wrote to Sofia, whose famous clients include Gigi Hadid and Shay Mitchell
“Can I buy a kini :),” Miley simply wrote to Sofia, whose famous clients include Gigi Hadid and Shay Mitchell.
“It was when Covid was happening, so I was really shocked, I was like, ‘Oh my God, this is great news,'” Sofia said in the clip.
Sofia told Miley that she was a “huge fan” and “of course” she could send her some bikinis, so she asked for her bra and pant size.
Miley picked out three styles she loves, including the best-selling $98 (AU$139) Scorpio bikini set, which Sofia thinks will suit the “Flowers” singer.
Sofia told Miley she was a “huge fan” and “of course” she could send her some bikinis, so she asked for her bra and pant size
Miley picked out three styles she loves, including Scorpio’s best-selling bikini set (pictured), which Sofia thinks will suit the “Flowers” singer
“It’s cute because I can actually see her wearing the Scorpion kit, it’s so Miley like,” Sofia said.
“Then you see here she said what size she is, she really liked the Cancer t-shirt, she sent me her address, but I’m not going to put it here,” Sophia said, showing the message.
Miley was never seen in a bikini or a T-shirt, and she didn’t scream Siempre Golden on her social media, but Sofia was thrilled with the steamy exchange.
“I’m all for Miley coming back, I love her single Flowers,” the business owner said.
Miley was never seen in a bikini or a t-shirt, and she didn’t scream Siempre Golden on her social media, but Sofia was thrilled with the steamy exchange
“The fact that she released it on (ex-husband Liam Hemsworth’s) birthday and it’s the number one song in Australia at the moment, so that’s epic.”
Many viewers of the clip criticized the singer for not offering to pay for the necessary things, despite having millions of dollars.
“I’d say, ‘No problem, I’ll send it to you tomorrow!’ Here’s xx’s invoice,” one woman commented.
“First I ask for free products from small businesses and on top of that I don’t post. That’s it, – agreed another.
Sofia replied that she was happy to give the singer the things she wanted and Miley wasn’t required to promote the business
“OK, I get that celebrities get free stuff, but ASK FOR THIS IF YOU’RE LITERALLY A MILLIONAIRE?” wrote the third.
Sofia replied that she was happy to give the singer the things she wanted and there was no requirement for Miley to promote the business.
‘This is wonderful!! And I love your perspective on gifts – that’s it! PR/gift sent with no obligation,” one viewer replied.
“Honestly, if Miley asked me for ANYTHING, I would give it to her too. She gives me joy, I will give it to her, – said the other.
In 2014, Sofia abandoned her plans to go to law school to open Siempre Golden after falling in love with a Brazilian bikini on a school trip to Hawaii.
Sofia gave up her plans to go to law school to open Siempre Golden in 2014 after falling in love with a Brazilian bikini on a school trip to Hawaii
The Seattle-born entrepreneur sells provocative styles (left and right) that earn her an average of AU$20,000 a month
A Seattle-born entrepreneur crushed her mother’s dreams of becoming a lawyer in the process, but nine years later, she’s making more than $20,000 a month with her provocative designs.
To take her brand global, Sofia moved from Los Angeles to Sydney in February 2020, just a month before Australia closed its international borders due to the pandemic outbreak
“Three weeks later, the whole world was on lockdown. I was very lucky when I decided to live in Sydney, it was my safe haven through it all,” she told Daily Mail Australia.
Sofia has seen her swimwear worn by some of the world’s biggest stars, including supermodel Gigi Hadid (pictured in a Siempre Golden bikini top in 2018)
Her best model: Sofia wears two of her own designs in Instagram photos taken in Sydney (left) and Byron Bay (right) in 2020
Crafted in Bali from a blend of nylon and spandex, Sopahia swimwear has been worn by many influencers and celebrities, such as actress Shay Mitchell and model Chantel Jeffries, best known for her 2014 romance with Justin Bieber.
Business Insider has included Siempre Golden on its list of 21 Asian American and Pacific Islander-owned fashion and beauty brands to support in 2021.
Sofia’s best-selling designs are the $228 (AUD) Scorpio and $216 (AUD) Lust sets, as well as the Aroused one-piece set, which will set you back $154 (AUD).
The Siempre gold bikini (pictured) is made in Bali from a blend of nylon and spandex
Many of her bikinis double as crop tops that can be paired with shorts or high-waisted jeans, making them more versatile and better than others on the market.
Sofia believes that her swimwear stands out among similar styles for its quality at an affordable price.
“When I came into the industry, there were no interesting designs at a reasonable price,” she said.
“My designs are very special to me. I design by thinking about what emotions I can evoke in each customer when they wear it… I want women to feel sexy and confident in their bodies.’
Ms. Kim believes that her swimsuits (pictured by influencers) stand out from similar styles because of their quality at an affordable price
The savvy entrepreneur has been hard at work since moving Down Under, offering buyers her designs for high-end clothing stores in Harbor City.
“I tried to sell my label to boutiques in Mosman and they told me only girls in Bondi would wear those styles,” she said.
“My styles are very fashionable, more for looks than function and swim. I think swimwear in Australia is still more functional and the styles here are more conservative.”
Sofia said her swimsuit is designed for tanning, wearing as outerwear or posing for photos at a boat party.