It is in full scandal that Heidi Klum spent her first pregnancy. The German model was just pregnant when photos of her partner, Italian Flavio Briatore, flirting with another woman, are published. Heidi Klum immediately decides to raise her daughter away from her businessman. And it’s better that way since when she’s five months pregnant, the model meets the English singer Seal, whose real name is Henry Samuel, and it’s love at first sight.
Leni Olumi Klum was born on May 4, 2004. The ocean-eyed blonde was adopted five years later by her mother’s boyfriend and has four half-siblings. Seal and Heidi Klum had three other children: Henry, born in 2005, Johan, born in 2006 and Lou, born in 2009. And from her biological father, Leni has a half-brother who is six years her junior, Nathan Briatore. A mixed family led by Leni Klum, the spitting image of her as her mother. With her princess-like appearance and her striking resemblance to Heidi Klum, Leni Klum knows from an early age that fashion will fit her like a glove.
In the footsteps of Heidi Klum
At 16, Leni Klum experienced her first international success in fashion. The young woman poses on the cover of German “Vogue” together with her greatest influence in her profession: Heidi Klum. The mother-daughter duo shakes the world with this historic magazine cover that launches Leni towards her destiny.
“My name is Leni Klum, I am 16 years old, I am a model and I am the daughter of Heidi Klum. Guest judge during season 16 of “Germany’s Next Top Model” (German television program in which dozens of candidates compete for the title of next German supermodel), Leni Klum already assumes responsibility in the profession, always alongside her mother (a member of the show jury).
Since then the fashion campaigns and the covers of the biggest magazines have followed quickly for Leni Klum, who is gaining more and more autonomy. First fashion show during Digital Fashion Week in Berlin in January 2021, first cover of the single for the German edition of “Glamor” (just twenty years from her mother) … But it is her presence on the Dolce & Gabbana catwalk for the Alta Mode fashion show in Venice in August 2021 which proves that Leni Klum is not a child star like any other. In front of Monica Bellucci, the duo Stefano Gabbana and Domenico Dolce, Jennifer Lopez and Heidi Klum, proud, the young 18-year-old woman walks the runway in a strapless blue silk mini dress. Needless to say, Leni Klum can definitely be the next it-girl to follow.
Entry into the major leagues
In 2022, Heidi Klum’s eldest daughter continues her rise. Dior Beauty’s first ambassador in April 2022, she recently signed a fairly large new contract. For its fall / winter 2022 collection, the Superga sneaker brand has called the young woman as an inspirational muse and ambassador. Alongside another little star, Iris Law, daughter of Jude Law, Leni Klum appropriates the countryside with her blue eyes and her breathtaking naturalness.
The teenager did not accept being a muse by accident. She chooses the brand because she shares her values. In fact, she produces her shoes with durable materials that are not dangerous for the environment. “My generation needs to think about sustainability and our responsibility towards the planet to build a better future for us”, said the model in a press release, “Superga is a brand that takes these issues into account in its design and in its practices, which is one of the reasons why I am delighted to become one of its ambassadors. “With this new position, Leni Klum succeeds Hailey Bieber in 2021 and Emily Ratajkowski during the spring-summer 2022 collection. Forever, she enters the big leagues.
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A new chapter
Like all young people of her age (within one and a half million members), Leni Klum now navigates this confused period between high school and university, between the end of adolescence and the discovery of the adult world. After graduating from high school in Santa Barbara (California), the girl opted for a university in New York. If the chosen school remained secret, Heidi Klum still wanted to announce the big news on Instagram: “Today you are moving for university. Sometimes I would like to keep you close to me forever, but it’s time to stand alone.” It is on the other side of the country that Leni Klum flies off to a new adventure.
From the height of her sixty-three meters, Leni Klum now walks the streets of the Big Apple, in search of education and knowledge, waiting to pose again for the biggest fashion campaigns in the world.