Heidi Klum’s mini-me model daughter Leni, 16, lands her first solo cover with Glamour Germany
Heidi Klum‘s mini-me daughter Leni has landed her first solo magazine cover.
Leni, 16, stars on Glamour Germany‘s 20th anniversary issue twenty years after her supermodel mum, 47, became the magazine’s first-ever cover model.
Striking a pose in a beautiful flower print purple dress, the teenager proved she’s a natural in front of the lens as she followed in her mother’s footsteps.
Impressive: Heidi Klum’s mini-me model daughter Leni, 16, lands her first solo cover with Glamour Germany 20 years after her mum was the magazine’s first-ever cover model
The budding runway star wore her dark blonde hair loose and accessorised with gold rings.
Leni’s make-up artist opted for minimal glam, allowing the teenager’s natural beauty to shine through.
Sharing the cover on Instagram, Leni sweetly gave a shout-out to Heidi, writing: ’20th Anniversary cover by @kristianschuller. Thank you to everyone who made my first solo cover so special. It’s an honor to share this with my mama @heidiklum who was Glamour Germany’s first ever cover model.’
Last month Heidi gushed about her daughter’s natural looks when she posted a snap of the pair’s weekend antics.
‘No retouching, no filter, all natural,’ shared the mother-of-four who wore a red hoodie as her child had on a black top.
Clear faces: Last month Heidi, 47, gushed about her daughter’s natural looks when she posted a snap of the pair’s weekend antics.
The ladies were in the front of a car as they took four selfies.
With their heads side by side it was easy to see the similarities between the veteran catwalk queen and the up-and-coming teen sensation.
It comes after Heidi said she could not be prouder of Leni after she made her modelling debut in December and subsequently landed spots in runway shows and the cover of fashion magazines.
‘She’s been doing fantastic. She’s been wanting to model for quite some time,’ the beauty told People.
‘And I finally said yes because she’s now old enough, she’s almost 17.’
Leni added that her first job offer came when she was only 12-years-old but her mom wanted her to wait until she was older to work.
Klum wanted to make sure Leni was at least 16 before she worked.
‘She started with the German Vogue cover,’ said Heidi.
The teen made her debut as a model on the cover of Vogue Germany alongside her parent, with the pair rocking matching colorful trouser suits. The issue came out in December 2020.
Leni told the publication: ‘It was only a matter of time before I would try it myself as a model. The first offer came when I was only 12 or 13, from a brand I loved to wear: Brandy Melville.
Proud: It comes after Heidi said she could not be prouder of Leni after she made her modelling debut in December (Heidi pictured with her mother and daughter Leni)
‘Back then I begged Mom, but no chance! I now understand that it would have been too early.
‘For most other jobs, I’d have to stifle my crazy ways to look “professional.” As a model, I can let everything out and just be who I am. The job is the perfect outlet for all the energy that I have in me.’
Leni dates hockey player Aris Rachevsky, 18.
And Klum hinted at what is to come for her little teen girl: ‘She has another cover that’s coming out in two months,’ said the star.
Strict mum: Heidi wanted to make sure Leni was at least 16 before she worked, but the teen is now following in her mum’s footsteps
‘She opened Berlin Fashion Week where I saw her walk for the first time, in heels like as a real fashion model.
‘It’s mind-blowing to me to watch her work, especially the first thing I did together with her and now she’s doing things by herself, even though I go to the set.’
Heidi claimed her daughter has been a supermodel-in-the-making from a young age after she showed off her skills behind the camera.
She explained: ‘It’s amazing to watch her do it all. She’s been coming to my sets for her entire life and she’s not really afraid of the cameras being stuck in her face.’
The blonde noted: ‘I do Germany’s Next Top Model and she’s done a lot of the shoots the models had to do. A lot of the times at the end of the shoots, she would be like, “Now it’s my turn!” off camera.
‘She’s done so much over the years, she loves it. She loves it!’
A top model already: ‘She’s been doing fantastic. She’s been wanting to model for quite some time,’ Heidi previously told People (pictured: Leni with her Vogue cover)
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