Heidi Klum’s Mini-Me Daughter Leni Makes Modeling Debut for Vogue

Heidi Klum made an appearance on the cover of Vogue Germany with her daughter Leni and wrote a sweet message about the milestone on Instagram.

By Kaitlin Reilly Dec 10, 2020 11:19 PMTags
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Heidi Klum's 16-year-old daughter Leni Klum made her magazine debut in Vogue Germany, and brought her supermodel mom along for the ride. 

The lookalike mom and daughter duo sport oversized blue, pink and green suit looks designed by Versace for the cover, which shows Heidi planting a kiss on Leni's cheek. In an Instagram post of the new issue of the magazine, the Project Runway alum gushed over the teen and her new career move. 

"I hope that no matter where you are, you always carry what I have given you over the past 16 years. For the big decisions in life, but also for the very little ones. And even if you often don't want to hear your mom's clever advice, here's another one: never do something you don't want to do and always listen to your gut instinct," Heidi wrote in a post that was translated from German to English. "I am sure that an exciting time is waiting for you. Vogue is the best way to start the career you dream of. And even if it is a little difficult for me to let go of you into this world, I will always do everything so that you are happy and that your dreams come true. I am proud to be your mom!"

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Heidi and Leni also appeared together in a video for Vogue, where they switched between speaking German and English. 

Heidi—who declared herself a "helicopter parent"—said in the video that she had never before let Leni do a photoshoot or "anything" in the modeling world, and asked her daughter how she enjoyed the experience. 

"It was so fun. It was amazing. And I loved having you there with me, because from the start, I've always gone to work with you," Leni explained. "It was sort of like, I was bringing you along for the first time." 

Check out the video above!