Model Heidi Klum has long settled into roles as a TV host and businesswoman. Although she never completely left the track, she found success in other areas of her career. And now Heidi Klum’s daughter, Leni Klum, is picking up where her mother left off. They even shared an iconic moment from the passing of the torch. Can Leni match her famous mother’s triumphs?
The Term ‘Supermodel’ Almost Understates Heidi Klum’s Influence
Heidi Klum was a working model as early as 1992. She was a regular at major fashion shows and landed a job at Victoria’s Secret. But Klum met the definition of a supermodel in 1998. That’s when she appeared on the cover of the Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue, reports Biography.
The exhibition catapulted her into mainstream visibility. She was regularly featured on the covers of magazines, from Vogue to Marie Claire, and in the tabloids. Daytime talk shows, supermarket gossip covers, fashion magazines – you name it, Heidi Klum was probably involved. She became a major part of the zeitgeist of the late 1990s and early 2000s.
In the 2000s, the model expanded her acting skills. She appeared in spin the town before quickly moving on to films such as Blow dry and The life of Peter Sellers. These days, she’s a mainstay in the hit competition series America has talent. After a hiatus, she returned to the show for the final season in 2021.
Heidi Klum’s daughter Leni Klum is a successful model in her own right
Leni Klum, 18, is the eldest daughter of Heidi Klum. Her modeling career began at age 16 when her mother decided she was ready to meet the demands of the industry.
“Sixteen is a good age,” Heidi told Vogue. “If you are allowed to drive a car, you can also have an official Instagram account and show your face. And to be allowed to start with a Vogue cover is an insane privilege.
Leni debuted alongside her famous mom in 2020 on the cover of Vogue Germany.
Since then, Leni Klum has continued to develop her career on her own. According to Harper’s Bazaar, the budding model is the new face of Michael Kors. The brand recently lent its design prowess to sportswear brand Ellesse. Leni is the centerpiece of the campaign.
She has also made appearances on the covers of Glamor Germany and Rollacoaster Magazine. Additionally, Leni opened the German Fashion Week in 2021.
“She has so many things in the works. It’s really exciting,” her mother told People. “She’s doing things I’ve always dreamed of doing!”
Leni has 2 father figures in her life
Leni Klum doesn’t just have the advice of her former Victoria’s Secret model mother to help her. She also has two father figures. The relationships couldn’t be more different from each other, but both seem to be in a healthy phase.
His biological father is Flavio Briatore. The relationship between the Italian businessman and Heidi Klum failed before the birth of their daughter. However, TMZ reports that the two have since reconnected. Briatore was spotted having dinner with Klum and his family, apparently enjoying spending time with his biological daughter after years of being apart.
Leni Klum was raised by her adoptive father, music superstar Seal. The “Kiss From a Rose” singer started dating her mom just months before the birth of her soon-to-be daughter. He adopted Leni and married Heidi. Although the couple separated in 2012, Seal remained close to his daughter. He accompanies her on the red carpet and attends her modeling events whenever he can.
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