You'd think we'd be pretty used to the rolling conveyor belt of Made In Chelsea cast members by now, but every time a new face joins the fifteen season old gang down in one of London's fanciest boroughs, we're just as excited as we were way back when we first met a young wayward Jaime Laing. At this present moment in time though, we're super keen to get to know Sophie Habboo. You may know her as 'Habbs'. As in Habbs is short for Habboo. Like what they did with Georgia Toffolo's nickname. It's all very much that 'this is the name I had written on the back of my hockey kit back at my posh university sports team' vibe, but I digress...
Sophie Habboo hasn't been around all that long but she's certainly made her mark - and she's now one of a handful of MIC cast members to decamp to Hvar in Croatia for the summer. She was Alex Mytton's girlfriend for a bit (and then not, for a bit), but beyond that she also has an entire, IRL existance outside of that precious hour of telly content. Curious? So were we. Here's what we managed to uncover.
How old is Sophie Habboo?
I’m the queen of digging, I have dug where no woman has dug before. Could I find out Habb’s birthday? Why yes, I could: our pal Habbs reportedly celebrates her birthday on 19th October, and is 24 years old.
Where does Sophie Habboo live?
Creepy question, we know. But interestingly enough, Sophie's family are apparently from Leamington Spa in Warwickshire, but she now lives in London.
What's Sophie Habboo's Instagram?
Duh, doesn’t everyone want to know this? Her Instagram following is 40k strong and evidently growing - being on Made In Chelsea can do that.
You can follow her over on @HabbooSophie. Just be prepared to be filled with all the Instagram envy. Beautiful holidays, perfectly shot outfit pics, repeated evidence of living the best of social media lives... it's all there and she's smashing it. Sigh.
What's Sophie Habboo's job?
When she’s not strutting the streets of Chelsea, her Instagram keeps her busy ‘influencing’ and whatnot. She advertises products from the likes of Very, Abbott Lyon Watches and Freddy Jeans. Not to mention all the events and general glossy life living.
How to shop Sophie Habbo's Depop
So, alongside social media influencing and being on Made In Chelsea and stuff, Sophie also also has her own Depop shop and yes, everything is snapped up pretty quickly. But if you wanted a chance to dress like a reality TV star, it's right there waiting for ya. Her username is @sophab121 and all the stuff she's selling is actually more reasonably priced than you might imagine.
What Do Sophie's Parents Do?
Well, now you're asking. After some extensive internet investigating, it seems Sophie's mum is self-employed and her dad Is a partner and founder of a management company for executive industries. She’s also got a younger sister, called Georgia, who’s a makeup artist.
Where Did Sophie Habboo go to university?
Sophie spent her uni years sipping on trebles at Newcastle University. She graduated in 2015 with a degree in Media Communications and Cultural Studies as it happens, and told The Tab that she's a former resident of Castle Leazes halls which, if you're remotely au fait with the student hall hierachy - hall-erachy? - at Newcastle, is hardly a surprise (Princess Eugenie stayed there, after all). Sophie went to uni with fellow MIC cast mate and friend Clementine 'Clemmie' Cuthbertson, who graduated with a degree in sociology.
Sophie Habboo and Sam Thompson
So, are they? Aren't they? To paraphrase Ronan Keating, Habbs and Sam's sort-of, on-off relationship is a rollercoaster, just gotta ride it. Whatever's going on between the pair, it certainly makes for good TV...
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1. Jamie Laing and Louise Thompson
Remember when Jamie and Louise dated (much to Spencer's dismay) in 2012. Louise then left Jamie for Spencer, causing a very traumatic love triangle indeed. Poor Jamie.
2. Binky Felstead and Jamie Laing
Binks may have the perfect family with JP and baby India, but remember when she dated Jamie Laing?!? Yes, we forgot too. After years of friendship, the two found it difficult to transition to an actual relationship, so decided to call it a day.
3. Lucy Watson and Jamie Laing
Jamie and Lucy were together for a bit and would even walk their dogs together. Not one for holding back, Lucy Watson has called the show 'incestuous' and she 'no longer wants to waste time with people like Jamie and Proudlock'. BURN.
4. Lucy Watson and Proudlock
Ah yes, Lucy and Proudlock. They were the most swoon-worthy couple in SW3... oh, until Lucy found out that Proudlock was dating other women.
5. Ollie Locke and Chloe Green
Topshop Heiress Chloe Green joined the MIC lot in 2011 to date Ollie Locke. Ollie had previously dated Gabby who he broke up with to explore his feelings for men, only to then end up with another woman. It did not go down well...
6. Rosie Fortescue and Hugo Taylor
When Hugo was dating Millie Mackintosh in the show, he hooked up with her best friend Rosie. Millie then raised her glass to a party full of guests and said 'cheers to friendship'.
7. Spencer Matthews and Lucy Watson
Spenny took Lucy to Paris in 2013 and we almost believed he had given up his womanising ways. We were wrong and he admitted to cheating on Lucy with several women. Sigh.
8. Spencer Matthews and Louise Thompson
Louise joined the show as Spencer's (very despairing) girlfriend. Spencer being Spencer, couldn't stay faithful and resulted in a fair few teary scenes between the pair.
9. Alex Mytton and Binky Felstead
Binky and Alex were love's young dream (kinda) for two years until his constant cheating became unforgivable. It all worked out well though as she now has the cutest little baby girl with JP.
This article originally appeared on The Debrief.