Heidi Klum, the German-born supermodel and television personality, is known for her striking looks and successful career in the fashion industry. But it seems her daughter, Leni, is following in her footsteps both in looks and career aspirations.
Born in 2004 to Klum and Italian businessman Flavio Briatore, Leni was raised by Klum and her then-husband, musician Seal, after Briatore denied paternity. However, in 2009, Briatore acknowledged Leni as his daughter, and she now splits her time between Klum and Briatore’s families.
At just 17 years old, Leni is already making waves in the modeling industry, much like her mother. She recently signed with the prestigious modeling agency IMG Models and has already graced the pages of Vogue Germany alongside her mother.
But it’s not just their strikingly similar looks and shared passion for modeling that has drawn attention to the mother-daughter duo. Klum is known for her candid personality and open approach to parenting, often sharing glimpses of her family life on social media.
In a recent Instagram post, Klum shared a side-by-side photo of herself at 16 years old and Leni at 16, highlighting the uncanny resemblance between the two. The post quickly went viral, with fans praising the genetics of the Klum family and marveling at how much Leni has grown up.
Despite her young age, Leni has already made it clear that she wants to follow in her mother’s footsteps and pursue a career in modeling. In an interview with Vogue Germany, she stated, “I think it’s really cool that I can say my mom is my role model.”
Klum has also been supportive of Leni’s aspirations, saying in a recent interview with People, “She’s been wanting to model for quite some time now. And I finally said yes because she’s now old enough, she’s almost 18.”
In addition to her successful modeling career, Klum has also made a name for herself as a television personality, hosting and judging on shows such as Project Runway and America’s Got Talent. She has also been married twice, first to Seal and currently to musician Tom Kaulitz.
Despite the challenges of balancing a high-profile career and motherhood, Klum has been open about her commitment to being a present parent. In an interview with Today, she stated, “My family always comes first, so I try to balance my work and my life in a way that works for me and my kids.”
As for Leni, it seems she has a bright future ahead of her in the modeling industry. With her mother’s guidance and support, there’s no doubt she’ll continue to make a name for herself as she follows in the footsteps of one of the most iconic models of our time.