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Heidi Klum Praises Daughter Leni as She Lands a Major Modeling Job

Heidi Klum Praises Daughter Leni as She Lands a Major Modeling Job

The stylish teen is quickly following in her mom’s footsteps.

Heidi Klum is a proud mom.

The supermodel and America’s Got Talent host celebrated her daughter Leni Klum as she landed a major modeling job.

The 18-year-old is the latest face of Michael Kors and recently starred in a campaign video for the brand, which just debuted a collection of activewear with sports apparel company Ellesse.

Heidi shared a clip of the campaign on her Instagram, writing in the caption, “Best choice in model @michaelkors 😛🤍🧡💙 @leniklum.”

Leni also repped the campaign on social, posting a photo of herself in a denim jumpsuit at the Michael Kors x Ellesse launch event. “Wearing all @michaelkors at the #MKxellesse launch party!” she wrote in the caption.

Leni has been quickly following in her mom’s footsteps ever since Heidi gave her the green light to begin modeling. She has landed covers for Glamour Germany, Rollacoaster Magazine, and Vogue Germany (which she shot alongside her mom); opened Berlin Fashion Week in 2021; and walked in the Dolce & Gabbana Alta Moda show that fall.

In an interview with Extra last year, the rising model spoke about her cover shoot for Rollacoaster, revealing that she actually wanted to begin modeling years before, but her mom “shut down” her requests.

“I had grown up going to work with my mom,” Leni said. “Ever since 11 or 12 years old I’ve been begging her and then finally I turned 16 and she said that I could finally start modeling.”

“She’s old enough now,” Heidi told People in 2020. “I always thought she was too young. We always also decided to keep the children out of the public eye. But she’s driving a car now, she’s 16, so I figured if you can do that, you can also model now if this is what you wish to do.”

Now, she said she’s helping her daughter with deals, “and she has so many things in the pipeline.” She told the outlet last summer, “It’s really exciting. She’s doing the things I was always dreaming to do!”