Leni Klum says her model mom Heidi Klum once stopped her from modeling.
This week, the 18-year-old model who is also enrolled in college in New York City spoke to People about how she was advised she needed to wait before beginning her career in the fashion industry. She is currently juggling her modeling job with her studies. In point of fact, she claimed that her icon mum had absolutely nothing to do with the first job offer she received.
“When I was 12 years old, I was approached in a Brandy Melville store and requested to model for the company’s clothing line. I was going absolutely crazy since, at the time, Brandy Melville was my most beloved artist. She shared with the retail store that “that was the only place I went shopping.” “I said, ‘Mom, Mom, what do you guess? Brandy Melville has expressed interest in having me, as a model. Please, please,’ but her response was, ‘Absolutely not.’ Although I was terribly upset about it, in the end, I had to admit that she was right. I think that’s what got me interested in modeling in the first place.”
In the end, Leni and Heidi appeared together on the cover of the German edition of Vogue in January 2021. This was Leni’s very first job in the modeling industry. Since then, the two of them have been together in publications such as Harper’s Bazaar and for advertising campaigns for goods such as Intimissimi. Leni told People that the photo shoot was “simply such a beautiful day.”
Although Leni was reportedly seen at Brandy Melville without her mother, she has stated that she is aware of the stereotypes surrounding “nepotism babies.” These are individuals who are relatives of celebrities and who are given an advantage in their desired industry because of their familial relationships. Leni has stated that she is aware of the stereotypes surrounding “nepotism babies.”
“It’s just a fact. My parents are renowned,” Leni added. “I did get help starting out, and I know that people would dream to start off with what I had. I’m so grateful that I’ve been able to take what was gifted to me by my mom. But I am doing the work and putting in the time. Now I’m working on my own, traveling alone, and going to school. My mom and I just have the same love for the same thing,” I said.
During an interview that took place in September with Insider, Heidi discussed the fact that she and her daughter do not always agree on “most” fashion trends, but she emphasized that “that’s the fun thing.”
The star of Project Runway shared, “She has her own point of view on fashion and what she loves and so do I.”She acts in accordance with her own whims. She is 18 years old, and I believe that she has an excellent eye for fashion. I like it.”