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Heidi Klum Shares Adorable Selfie With Lookalike Daughter Leni

The supermodel's 16-year-old daughter recently launched a successful modeling career of her own.

Heidi Klum is one of the biggest names in the fashion industry, and it seems the apple doesn't fall far from the tree in the model's famous family. On March 20, Heidi shared an adorable selfie with her 16-year-old daughter, Leni Klum, on Instagram, and the resemblance is seriously uncanny.

Leni doesn't just look like her famous mom, however—she's also following in her footsteps, having recently started a career in both runway and print modeling. Read on to see the adorable photo and find out what Heidi really thinks about her daughter becoming a model. And for more celebrity lookalikes, Elizabeth Hurley Looks Just Like Her Mom in This New Throwback Photo.

Heidi and Leni have previously drawn attention for their resemblance.

heidi klum and leni klum outside shoulder hugging

From their hair color to their facial expressions, there's no doubt from the sweet photo Heidi posted that Leni's a chip off the old block.

Previously, in Jan. 2020, the lookalike pair posed together for a Vogue Germany cover, looking like sisters in brightly colored suits, with their long waist-length blonde hair worn down. "So excited for my first cover!! I had so much fun on set with @voguegermany couldn't dream of a better start!! Thank you for being by my side @heidiklum," Leni said of the shoot on Instagram. And for more celebrity news delivered straight to your inbox, sign up for our daily newsletter.

Leni has recently started a solo modeling career, as well.

leni klum getting her hair done

When she's not sharing the spotlight with her mom, Leni's making a name for herself on her own in the modeling world. On March 7, Leni announced on her Instagram that she had shot her first solo cover. While she didn't share which publication the photo was for, she teased that the shoot would be released four weeks from the date of her post. "Can't wait to share the other photos with you," Leni wrote.

And for another celebrity kid making their way in the modeling world, See Pierce Brosnan's Lookalike Son Paris on His Latest Magazine Cover.

Heidi made Leni wait to enter the industry until she turned 16.

leni klum holding a copy of vogue germany
© Leni Klum / Instagram

Heidi says she's supportive of Leni's choice to follow in her footsteps—but she still made her daughter wait until she was old enough to handle the challenges of the cutthroat business. In a Dec. 2020 interview with People, Heidi said that, at 16, Leni was finally old enough to start a career of her own.

"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," Heidi explained.

And for more celebs with a strong familial resemblance, Kelly Ripa and Her Mom Look Exactly Alike in These Throwback Photos.

Heidi has called watching Leni's career take off "mind-blowing."

leni klum and heidi klum taking selfie

On Jan. 20, 2021, Leni made her runway debut at Berlin Fashion Week, and her mom couldn't help but gush.

"She opened Berlin Fashion Week, where I saw her walk for the first time, in heels like as a real fashion model. It's mind-blowing to me to watch her work, especially [since] the first [shoot], I did together with her, and now she's doing things by herself," Heidi told People.

And for more celebrity kids joining the family business, See Vin Diesel's Lookalike Son Join the "Fast & Furious" Family.

Sarah Crow
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