Leni Klum, Heidi Klum’s Daughter, Ready To Start Modeling Career At 16
Heidi Klum is finally prepared to let her 16-year-old daughter Leni follow in her modeling footsteps.
In an interview on People, the 47-year-old supermodel and mother of four said that her eldest is thinking of pursuing a career in modeling. Klum shares Leni, and her three other children Henry, 15, Johan, 14, and Lou, 11 with ex Seal. Klum and her children have been in Germany as she shoots Germany’s Next Top Model.
“She kind of comes [on set] and looks and learns not just what I do but also what all the different people are doing on a TV set. I think it’s very interesting to her,” Klum said. “When you’re that age you’re still trying to figure out who you are, what you want to be and kind of see for the first time what are all these different jobs to make a TV show happen. She does want to do what I do.”
“Who knows, maybe in five years when I’m not hosting the show anymore maybe it’s going to be like Germany’s Next Top Model by Leni Klum instead of Heidi Klum. Who knows,” she said. “She’s kind of playing with this idea.”
Klum explained that Leni is now old enough to make her own choices about modeling.
“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.”
Although Klum has been known to keep her children’s lives private, she recently shared a snap of her family, with husband Tom Kaulitz. The six of them posed with the contemporary art at the Boros Collection in Berlin.
On her own Instagram, Leni keeps her face mostly out of photos also. In her most recent mirror selfie, she wishes a Happy Birthday to her younger sister, but obstructs the view of her face with her phone. Lou’s face is also partially covered by a face mask.