She is normally very recognizable as she models for big fashion houses in the US and Europe.
But on Thursday new images of this young star were shared where she did not look at all like herself.
Hint: her hair is normally not red and it’s usually much longer.
She comes from quite the background.
Her mother is a supermodel from Europe who came to fame posing in lingerie for Victoria’s Secret and looking seductive for the Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Edition. The mom then parlayed that fame into TV hosting gigs.
Her birth father is very wealthy and much older (73), but he is not in the public eye that often.
And the father who adopted her is a Grammy-winning singer who had massive hits in the 1990s and dated model Tyra Banks as well as Tamara Beckwith. He still performs to sold out shows today.
This teenager also has a new stepfather who is a popular musician in Europe.
Who is she?
She is normally very recognizable as she models for big fashion houses in the US and Europe. But on Thursday new images of this young star were shared where she did not look at all like herself.
Hints: Her mother is a supermodel, her birth father is very wealthy and much older, her adopted father is a Grammy-winning singer and she has a stepfather who is a musician
She is 19-year-old Leni Klum.
And the Los Angeles resident was seen in new edgy ads for Dior.
The young star has already worked for several big brands like Michael Kors and is considered one of the top new ‘nepo babies’ around.
Her mother is Heidi Klum, 50, who built a career as a fashion model. She landed on the covers of Vogue, Harper’s Bazaar and Marie Claire.
Then she started working as a TV host. She was on Project Runway, Making The Cut and now America’s Got Talent.
Leni’s biological father is 73-year-old Flavia Briatore, an Italian businessman.
He started his career as a restaurant manager and insurance salesman in Italy.
Briatore was convicted in Italy on several fraud charges in the 1980s, receiving two prison sentences, though the convictions were later extinguished by an amnesty.
Surprise! She is 19-year-old Leni Klum. And the Los Angeles resident was seen in new edge ads for Dior. The young star has already worked for several big brands like Michael Kors
Leni’s adoptive father is Seal, 60.
The artist adopted Leni when he was wed to Heidi. Heidi and Seal were wed from 2005 until 2014.
The crooner – full name Seal Henry Olusegun Olumide Adeola Samuel – is an English singer, songwriter and record producer.
He has sold over 20 million records worldwide. These include hit songs Crazy and Killer, the latter of which went to number one in the UK, and his most celebrated song, Kiss from a Rose, which was released in 1994.
Seal has three kids with Heidi: Johan, Henry and Lou.
Heidi is now wed to 33-year-old Tom Kaulitz, a singer with Tokio Hotel.
Leni has been getting a lot of media attention in the past year for her red carpet appearances and modeling jobs.
And she made headlines in June for a rare photo. The budding model shared an image where she had on not a spot of makeup. The Dior favorite wore her damp hair pulled back with a pink, purple and white headband with a bow on top so that fans could see her face well.
The teen looked beautiful with her fresh look as she added a pale gray robe.
She made no comment over the InstaStories post.
Her mother is Heidi Klum, 50, who built a career as a fashion model. She landed on the covers of Vogue, Harper’s Bazaar and Marie Claire. Then she started working as a TV host. She was on Project Runway, Making The Cut and now America’s Got Talent. Seen in May
All made up with mommy: Here the teen model is seen with her cover girl mom Heidi
Budding supermodel: Leni made her modeling debut with her mother Heidi on the cover of Vogue Germany in 2021
Mother-daughter: Leni with her mom in lingerie ads; they were criticized for this job
Leni has had a strong career so far.
Her modeling career kicked off two years ago when she appeared on the cover of Vogue Germany.
And Heidi was thrilled.
‘I’m so proud of you. And not because you chose this path. I know that no matter which way you go, it will be your own,’ she wrote in German on social media.
‘You always know exactly what you want and what you don’t want. You are not a mini-me. And I’m happy for you that you can now show who YOU are.’
She has gone on to work with Versace.
Daddy: Leni’s biological father is 73-year-old Flavia Briatore, an Italian businessman. He started his career as a restaurant manager and insurance salesman in Italy. Seen on July 2 in Austria
Second dad: Leni’s adoptive father is Seal, 60. The artist adopted Leni when he was wed to Heidi. Heidi and Seal were wed from 2005 until 2014. Seen this week in Switzerland
Third dad: Heidi is now wed to 33-year-old Tom Kaulitz, a singer with Tokio Hotel
But there have been some ups and downs.
Heidi was forced to turn off her Instagram comments after sharing a post of herself posing in lingerie alongside Leni.
The world-famous supermodel took to her social media platform to upload images from their latest Intimissimi campaign.
But Heidi faced a wave of backlash over the photoshoot which showed herself and her lookalike daughter Leni showing off their figures in lace lingerie.
The catwalk queen has since disabled comments after some fans labelled the photoshoot inappropriate.
Promoting their new Intimissimi campaign, Heidi took to Instagram to share an array of snaps from the shoot and urged people to tag them if they saw their billboards.
Clean: In June she shared an image where she had on not a spot of makeup
She penned: ‘Yiiiipppppiiiiiiii our new @intimissimiofficial campaign is here. You can discover #theartofitalianlingerie online and in all Intimissimi stores.
In the photos, German-American model Heidi flaunted her enviable physique in a blue lingerie set decorated with intricate white lace.
Leni stood alongside Heidi and sported a white underwear set with a satin shirt, while she posed holding hands with her mother.
While Heidi had deactivated comments on her Instagram, Leni has kept hers open and some fans slammed the campaign.
One wrote: ‘First thing I think of when I want to pose in my intimates: “my mom should be here!”, with another replying: ‘I know, kind of gross.’
Another follower typed: ‘I would not be proud to show my daughter off in this way. I would feel embarrassed and sad.’
However, other followers gushed over the campaign calling Heidi and Leni ‘beautiful’ and that they were a ‘gorgeous family’.
In June Heidi and Leni posed with Heidi’s mother Erna. All the mother of four had in her caption was three red hearts.
Three beauties: Klum made the rare move of posing with some of her family members this weekend. There were three generations in the new snapshot the German supermodel and TV posted to Instagram
In the new family portrait, Heidi had on a pale pink top with her hair very blonde and her face made up with light frosty pink tones.
Her daughter was in the middle as she wore her honey blonde hair down over her white lined shirt. She had on nude toned makeup that made the most of her natural beauty.
Mom Erna wore her white blonde hair shoulder length as she added a pretty pink floral print blouse with a graduated pearl necklace.
They were posed in front of a black and white photo of a woman with bare legs and strappy heels.
The image was likely of Klum who has been modeling for 35 years.
The last time all three were seen together in a photo was in 2020.
In the image, the three lookalike Klums beamed for the camera as Heidi, standing in the middle, captured the shot.
Leni captioned the post in German, her grandmother’s native tongue, writing: ‘I love you grandma and wish you a happy birthday’.
Heidi also shared an Instagram post to mark her mother’s birthday with some rare 70s and 80s throwback shots.
The supermodel shared a series of old pictures of her and her mother from her childhood, with the words: ‘Happy Birthday MAMA ❤️ I L❤️VE YOU’