Heidi Klum's Daughter Leni Addresses Lingerie Shoot Backlash

Heidi Klum's Daughter Leni Addresses Lingerie Shoot Backlash

Leni Klum is speaking out about the backlash from a joint shoot she did with her mom, model Heidi Klum, for the intimate wear brand Intimissimi.

The ad shows the 18-year-old model and her mom posing, dancing, and frolicking together in lingerie — which proved controversial for some. In a recent interview, Leni told People, "My mom and I are just completely comfortable around each other and we were dancing around the whole day. That was what we had to do, and we do that anyway, so it just fit right. It was just such a fun day."

In time for Halloween, Leni admits she hasn't yet been able to attend on of her mom's famous Halloween parties in LA because she's underage — but will be spending the holiday with friends of her own in her new home in New York City. "There's an open bar and I'm not 21, so as of now, I can't go," she said. "I've been asking my mom to go for a while, but in any case, I do have my own friends out here."

When asked about recent "nepo baby" comments directed at her online, asserting that she was only successful because of the nepotism of having famous parents, Leni said, "It's just a fact. My parents are famous. I did get help starting off, 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," she continued. "But I am doing the work and putting in the time."

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