On Sunday, supermodel Heidi Klum shared a mirror selfie with her 16-year-old daughter Leni and her mother Erna from the three of them on set for the latest Vogue Germany cover shoot.

Klum is in the middle of the three blondes leaning into each other writing, “In the Studio with my MOM and @leniklum for @voguegermany.”

The post comes days after, Leni made her modeling debut in Vogue Germany’s January/February 2021 issue.

“So excited for my first cover!!,” wrote Leni on Instagram last week with the cover taken by photographer Chris Colls. “I had so much fun on set with @voguegermany couldn’t dream of a better start!! Thank you for being by my side @heidiklum.

“I’m so proud of you,” wrote an excited Klum in German to her daughter. “And it’s not because you’ve chosen your own path. I know, that no matter which path you were to go down, you would be your own woman. You are my little mini me. And I’m so happy for you, that you now know who YOU are.”

Klum went on admit that Leni growing up as her daughter “is not always easy” because she “never had the possibility to grow up ‘normal’ ” having a supermodel and America’s Got Talent judge as a mother. Despite those obstacles, Klum is so proud of the young woman Leni has started to become.

“But what is normal? Growing up with three different daddies… And I would say: none of it harmed you. On the contrary: you are a self-possessed young woman, works hard for your goals. And even more important…you are a really cool person, with your heart in the right place,”Klum wrote.

“This Vogue [cover] is the best first step [in] the career you dream of. And even when it’s a little hard for me to let you go off into the world, I will always do everything for you to be happy and fulfill your dreams.” Klum concluded the message to Leni by writing, “I am so proud to be your mama.”

Leni has been offered many modeling opportunities over the years but Klum has always turned them down to protect her daughter’s privacy. “She’s old enough now,” she said. “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.”

Klum gave birth to Leni in May 2004, right after she split from Italian businessman Flavio Briatore. Klum’s now-ex-husband, Seal adopted Leni in 2009. In 2019, Klum married Tokio Hotel musician Tom Kaulitz.

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