Like mother like daughter: Heidi Klum’s beautiful teenager sizzles on magazine cover
Heidi Klum with her teenage daughter, Leni Klum, who hopes to become a model like her mother. (PHOTO: Heidi Klum / Instagram)
It was like history repeating itself: Exactly 20 years after model Heidi Klum made the cover of Glamor Germany, her daughter, Leni, wowed the world by making her own appearance on the cover of the glossy magazine. .
The teenager wore a striking floral dress for the shoot, but as her mother was seen showing off her signature mega-watt smile to the camera for her Glamor concert, Leni, 16, adopted a darker pose. and thoughtful.
“Thank you to everyone who made my first solo cover so special,” she wrote on Instagram when the magazine was recently released. “It’s an honor to share this with my mom @heidiklum who was Glamor Germany’s very first model.”
Meanwhile, Heidi (47) wrote on her Instagram account that she “couldn’t be prouder” of her eldest daughter.
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Leni’s father is Italian businessman Flavio Briatore. However, she was raised by Heidi’s ex-husband Seal and goes by the last name Klum even though the musician has officially adopted her. Heidi and Seal have three other children, Henry (15), Johan (14) and Lou (11).
Leni made her first cover appearance earlier this year with her mother for the January / February 2021 issue of Vogue Germany.
For the shoot, both men wear oversized pantsuits in bright colors. Heidi leans in to kiss Leni on the cheek, while her daughter is looking directly at the camera.
Heidi, who values her family’s privacy, has always made a point of not allowing the media to take pictures of her children and she rarely shares photos of them on social media.
Speaking to Vogue about her daughter’s modeling career, Heidi said, “Sixteen is a good age. If you are allowed to drive a car, you can also have an official Instagram account and show your face. And being allowed to start with a Vogue cover is an insane privilege.
In the same interview, Leni commented on her modeling career.
“It was only a matter of time before I tried to be a model myself. The first offer came when I was only 12 or 13, from a brand I loved to wear: Brandy Melville At that time I begged my mom but no luck Now I understand it would have been too soon.
In an interview with People magazine, Heidi revealed that it is her daughter’s ambition to follow in her footsteps by becoming a model.
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“She sort of comes (on set) and watches and learns not only what I’m doing, but also what everyone else is doing on a TV set. I think it’s very interesting for her.
While Heidi fully supports her daughter’s modeling career, she wants Leni to be aware of the dangers.
“The industry is great and I love it and I’ve been in it for over 20 years but it’s also, it’s a lot of travel, it’s different,” she says. “You have to be a strong person, especially as a woman you have to be very strong.”
Sources: People.com. Vogue.com. Usatoday.com and Hellomagazine.com