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Heidi Klum’s daughter Leni was asked to model at AGE TWELVE but her mom refused

  • February 27, 2021

Heidi Klum’s daughter Leni was asked to model at AGE TWELVE but her mom refused: ‘I finally said yes because she’s now old enough, she’s almost 17’

Heidi Klum gushed that it’s ‘mind-blowing’ seeing her daughter modeling.

The 47-year-old supermodel could not be prouder of Leni, 16, 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.

Proud mommy! Heidi Klum gushed that it's 'mind-blowing' seeing her daughter modeling. The 47-year-old supermodel could not be prouder of Leni, 16, after she made her modelling debut in December

Proud mommy! Heidi Klum gushed that it’s ‘mind-blowing’ seeing her daughter modeling. The 47-year-old supermodel could not be prouder of Leni, 16, after she made her modelling debut in December

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.

A top model already at 16: 'She's been doing fantastic. She's been wanting to model for quite some time,' the beauty told People

A top model already at 16: ‘She’s been doing fantastic. She’s been wanting to model for quite some time,’ the beauty told People

Together on the cover: 'And I finally said yes because she's now old enough, she's almost 17,' she added. Here the are seen on Vogue Germany

Together on the cover: ‘And I finally said yes because she’s now old enough, she’s almost 17,’ she added. Here the are seen on Vogue Germany

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. 

‘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.’

Three generations: Heidi with her mother and daughter at a shoot

Three generations: Heidi with her mother and daughter at a shoot

So young: 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

So young: 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

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.

‘She opened Berlin Fashion Week where I saw her walk for the first time, in heels like as a real fashion model. 

Playing it safe: 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'

Playing it safe: 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’

Looking out for her mini me: 'Back then I begged Mom, but no chance! I now understand that it would have been too early,' said Leni of modeling at 12

Looking out for her mini me: ‘Back then I begged Mom, but no chance! I now understand that it would have been too early,’ said Leni of modeling at 12

Heidi in her teen years in Germany

Heidi in her teen years in Germany

‘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!’

Leni's  influence: 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!'

Leni’s  influence: 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!’


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