Who is Leni Klum? 5 fascinating facts about Heidi Klum's 16-year-old daughter who walked her first runway

Leni Klum recently made her modeling debut by opening the Berlin Fashion Week

                            Who is Leni Klum? 5 fascinating facts about Heidi Klum's 16-year-old daughter who walked her first runway
Leni Klum opened in Berlin Fashion Week (Leni Klum/Instagram)

Heidi Klum’s 16-year-old daughter Leni recently walked her first fashion week runway. Leni opened the Berlin Fashion Week, where she presented 25 outfits from several top designers from Germany, including Lala Berlin, Kavia Guache, and Michael Sontag. Leni Klum shared a couple of pictures on her Instagram where she looks just like her mother — confident, comfortable, and classy.

Leni used to get modeling offers when she was only 12 years old, but she never did take any modeling jobs until now. She has made her modeling debut in December on the cover of Vogue Germany’s January/February 2021 issue alongside Heidi, 47. Heidi and Leni are seen wearing colorful matching pantsuits in the cover picture.

Singer Seal and Leni Samuel (Getty Images)

Heidi shared a photo of a lengthy message to Leni on Instagram. The posted message is in the German language and is translated for better understanding.


"I'm so proud of you. 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 always know exactly what you want and what you don't want. You ain't no mini-me, and I'm happy for you that you can now show who YOU are," wrote ‘America’s Got Talent’ judge.

Leni's Secret Boyfriend

During her Vogue interview, Leni revealed that she wanted to have a matching tattoo in her mouth with her boyfriend. However, her mother did not think that it was a good idea to get her partner’s name inked on her body. As per Heidi, she has experienced firsthand that it hurts a lot more when removing the tattoo from the skin.


Even though Leni Klum did not reveal details about her partner, many speculate that she is in a relationship with someone. As per reports, Leni’s alleged boyfriend stays in Los Angeles and has already met her grandparents.

Secret behind Leni's dotted tattoo

While Heidi did not let Leni tattoo her boyfriend’s name on her skin, she did permit Leni when she decided to make three dots on her skin. As per Leni, she has three dots insider her finger representing her close bond with her stepfather Tom Kaulitz and step-uncle Bill Kaulitz. Leni’s biological father is allegedly Italian tycoon Flavio Briatore, but Heidi has maintained that not Briatore but musician Seal is Leni’s father. While talking about the secret tattoo, Heidi stated back then that Leni’s three-dot tattoo was “sweet and harmless.”

Afraid of needles and spiders

Despite getting a tattoo on her finger and requesting her mother to let the tattoo inside her mouth, Leni admitted that she is afraid of needles and syringes. When asked during her interview, Leni said she is scared of spiders, bees, and blood.

Heidi Klum attends the "America's Got Talent" Season 15 Kickoff (Getty Images)

Leni's First Modeling Offer

Brandy Melville reportedly offered Leni her first modeling contract at the age of 12. However, Heidi did not let Leni pursue the modeling job as she thought she was too young to face the camera. Leni accepted her mother’s decision as now she understands that “it would have been too early.”

What's in Leni's Closet?

One might assume that a supermodel’s daughter will have all the branded attire in her closet. But this is not the case with Leni, as she enjoys the simple things of life. During her Vogue interview, she added that she wears “streetwear [above all else]. Dickies, Wrangler or no-brand basics.” “My younger siblings love high fashion with logos — Supreme, Off-White, A Bathing Ape. I am less interested in those brands,” Leni said.

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