What Happened To Sophie Swaney? Untold Facts About Her

By Ashi Thapa | Updated on May 29, 2022
Facts reviewed by Editor at Celebrity Digest
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    Sophie Swaney is an Instagram star and a social influencer who has millions of followers on her combined social media platform. She is popular for her raw content involving animals, hunting, weapons, boats, and vehicles. Unlike other social media stars, she doesn’t post much about her beauty and body but rather other promotional and outdoor stuff. Apart from all this, she is a big-time dog lover.

    Swaney reportedly first started posting on her Instagram in December 2011 where she shared photos of rifles. However, her previous account which was under the name “sophieswaney” is unavailable. Currently, she is active on her new Insta account by the name “sophieswaney_outdoors” with 120k followers and 205 posts. Along being an Instagrammer, she is also the ambassador and sponsor of a handful of companies.

    Sophie in addition was also arrested back in 2021, charged with driving under the influence of alcohol and possession of a handgun. On the other hand, her boyfriend fell on his head while traveling to Charlotte Aave with her, resulting in a severe brain injury. The year 2021 was indeed a harsh year for the Instagram star.

    Read the full article to know everything about Sophie Swaney, before and after the particular year. Also, we will talk about the full details of her arrest case.

    Sophie Swaney’s Birthday and Education

    She celebrates her birthday on September 7. Born Sophie Phelps Swaney in 1994, in Tennesse, U.S., she is 28 years old while writing this article. Moreover, she belongs to the white ethnicity and holds American citizenship.

    Talking about her education, she went to Gunsmithing School in North Carolina for her studies. While it is not clear if she has a degree or not, she was there to pursue a career in the outdoor industry.

    Sophie Swaney Grew up With Her Dad and Grandmother

    According to her bio in the previous Insta account, she grew up with her grandmother and her father on the farm. She is still very close to both of them and keeps sharing their pictures on her feed.

    Sophie was raised in the world of hunting from her early days witnessing firearms as well. She watched her parents hunting and fishing and her interest in these kinds of stuff started increasing gradually.

    Sophie and her father
    Sophie Swaney alongside her father

    As a child, she always helped her dad and grandma on the farm whether it would be cleaning a deer or going catfishing with her pop. Sophie always spent time with them outside of the house involved in related activities. Eventually, her passion for hunting grew stronger and later she moved to North Carolina to live her dream life.

    How Did Sophie Became Famous?

    After moving to North Carolina at the age of 21, she got to explore the world on her own. Not only that but she also got many opportunities alongside various companies in the outdoor industry. Soon, she also started posting her outdoor activities like hunting and fishing on her Instagram account which got her thousands of followers.

    Sophie Fishing
    Sophie Swaney Enjoying Fishing in Laws Hill, Mississippi, Instagram

    Sophie Swaney became famous because of the unique and raw content that she shares on social media. As there are only a limited number of girls posting about such adventurous activities, it surely attracts the attention of people.

    Regardless, the social media star was able to attract the media’s eyes after making headlines for being arrested. Yes, the Instagrammer was charged back in 2021. Why? Scroll down.

    Sophie Swaney Arrested; Case in Detail

    The influencer was arrested on 1st May 2021 in Nashville for a drink and drive case with a handgun in her car. The Metro police responded to an accident with an injury as her boyfriend was impaired in the misfortune.

    In her case details, Sophie said she was driving the vehicle, traveling west on Charlotte Ave. Her boyfriend was in the passenger seat and was allegedly “angry” at the previous photoshoot. Eventually, he climbed out of the side window and fell on his head. As a result, he suffered a serious brain injury and was moved to the trauma department of a local hospital.

    Furthermore, Sophie in her MNDP told officers that she drank a Moscow mule & a Michelob beer. She agreed to let them search her vehicle and notified officers about Glock 43 in the car by herself. While searching her vehicle, police also found a small amount of marijuana which she confirmed to be smoking occasionally.

    Even before this case, she was convicted of Driving under the influence of alcohol (DUI) in North Carolina in 2018.

    Who is Sophie Swaney’s Boyfriend?

    At the time of the accident, she was dating Johnny Justice whom she called “Austin.” Swaney also posted on her Instagram asking for her fans to pray for him at that time.

    Sophie's Instagram story asking her fans to pray for her boyfriend
    Sophie’s Instagram story asking her fans to pray for her boyfriend Austin

    Yet, she hasn’t come up with any further information regarding her current relationship with him. Swaney is immensely private when it comes to her personal life. This might be the reason she neither has posted nor has talked anything about him. Or, maybe the couple has broken up now.

    What Does She Do at Present?

    Sophie is a full-time social media influencer who has millions of followers. Along with the social media influencer, she is also the ambassador and sponsor of various companies like Hostile Wheels, Tate Bros Tires, Freedom Holsters, Yeehaw Cowboy, Reign lashes, and Lash Me Up Girl.

    Sophie Swaney posing for endorsement
    Sophie Swaney posing for her American Force Wheels, Instagram

    Furthermore, she is also into photoshoots with many outdoor and hunting brands. She also has her own little clothing business where she puts clothes on sale with the concept of cleaning her closet.

    Sophie Swaney’s Social Media

    Being a social media star, she is active on all social platforms. Sophie owns an Instagram account under the name “sophieswaney_outdoors,” with 120k followers. Also, she has a backup account @therealslimswaney, and her closet by the name “sophieswaney.”

    Moreover, she has 85.3k followers on Twitter @Sophieswaney_ and 65k on Facebook @Sophie Swaney Outdoors. The influencer is also active on TikTok with 536.8k followers and 5.9million likes.

    What is Sophie Swaney’s Net Worth?

    Having more than millions of followers on her social media handles, she must have a net worth above a million. Many tabloids have suggested she has a fortune of between $1million to $5million.

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