Leni Klum Lands the Cover of Glamour 20 Years After Mom Heidi Klum
Jill O’Rourke | Talent Recap
Leni Klum is only 16 years old, but has already established herself as the world’s next big supermodel. She is Glamour Germany’s newest cover star, 20 years after her mother graced the cover in its first ever issue.
Glamour Germany posted a video that shows Leni and Heidi’s magazine covers side by side, both equally stunning.
Leni Klum is Glamour Germany’s Newest Cover Star
Leni looks gorgeous on the cover wearing a purple and white floral dress. She is seriously Heidi’s twin in looks and in her career choice. Heidi launched her career as a supermodel when she was just 18 years old and appeared on the very first Glamour Germany cover in 2001.
Of course, Heidi was on set to see Leni tackle this fun spring photoshoot. Leni posted a video while getting her makeup done where she was asked about the most embarrassing thing Heidi does. Apparently, Heidi gets cheeky when dropping Leni off at school by blasting the radio.
“It’s sort of a line to get in and all the kids are all sort of there,” Leni said in the video. “So I open the door and she makes sure to turn the volume up all the way and starts singing and blasting and rolling down the window and I’m so embarrassed to get out of the car.”
Heidi also posted a video from the set of the photoshoot where she looked super proud of all that Leni has accomplished. She said that she was Leni’s plus one on set.
“Couldn’t be more proud of you @leniklum,” she captioned another Instagram post.
Leni made her modeling debut on German Vogue’s cover for the January/February 2021 issue with Heidi by her side. She also got to walk the runways of Berlin Fashion Week this year.
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Despite showing an early talent and interest for modeling, Heidi always had a rule that Leni needed to be at least 16 years old before she started working. Leni had to decline some modeling opportunities that were presented to her early on in her life.
“It was only a matter of time before I would try to become a model,” Leni said in an interview with Vogue. “The first offer came when I was only 12 or 13, from a brand I liked to wear: Brandy Melville. At that time I begged my mother, but no chance. Now I understand that it would have been too early.”
While Leni is following in Heidi’s footsteps to become a supermodel, we have to wonder if she will also become a talent show judge just like her mom. Heidi has served as a judge on America’s Got Talent since the eighth season of the show and is such a huge part of what makes the show so great. We’ll just have to wait and see what avenues Leni conquers next!