Heidi Klum says her daughter Leni’s Abby Lee dance company training prepared her for the Dolce & Gabbana show
Leni Klum is already a catwalk pro—and her supermodel mom isn’t surprised!
The 17 year old walked the catwalk at the Dolce & Gabbana Alta Moda 2021 show Sunday in a bright blue satin corset dress and skirt topped with an exquisite gemstone crown, dangling earrings and a jaw-dropping necklace.
Heidi Klumwho watched the Venice fashion show from the front row, told PEOPLE she “wasn’t too nervous” because she knew her daughter was ready.
“I was excited,” she said. “I asked her before and she said, ‘No mum, I got it. I’m just gonna do it, you know? “
The TV personality, 48, shared that being a member of the Abby Lee Dance Company (yes, the studio made famous by dance moms) before getting into modeling groomed Leni for the star-studded cast of Dolce & Gabbana.
“There you have to learn really tough routines and you have to dance in front of all the judges,” Heidi explained. “She’s had a lot of trophies at home since that time.”
“She’s played before, so for her, I think it was like, ‘Okay, I walk and I pose.’ There’s not much to memorize,” Heidi continued. “She can walk in heels. She walks in the craziest heels she’s found in my closet since she started walking. And because she grew up with cameras around her, she doesn’t I’m not really intimidated by that kind of stuff.”
“I think she really enjoyed it, unlike when I think of myself when I’m doing a show, or whatever, I always get nervous,” the make the cut said the host. “Maybe because I wasn’t born with it, you know? I didn’t have all that around when I was little. I think for her it’s, ‘I got that, mom , Relax. “”
After the show, Heidi couldn’t contain her excitement and shared several photos and videos of Leni on instagram. “Proud mom,” she captioned a video, adding plenty of blue heart emojis.
She also shared a clip of Leni walking the runway outside her seat just as she caught Heidi’s eye. “The smile when she sees mom 😁❤️🥰 @leniklum“, Heidi said.
Sara Foster also helped Heidi capture a very special moment during the fashion show. When Leni posed on the runway right next to Heidi’s seat, Foster took a picture of the America’s Got Talent judge beaming as his daughter stood in the background.
“Happy 😃❤️🥰🙏🏻🚀 📹 @sarafoster Thank you for capturing this moment,” Heidi said. Foster also shared the photo and said, “@heidiklum look at the new Heidi Klum Aka her daughter! ❤️❤️.”
Over the past year, Leni has started to follow in her mother’s modeling footsteps and has already landed the covers of Vogue Germany (alongside her model mom) and Glamor Germanyflying solo for the first time. Luckily she has Heidi expertise to guide her along the way.
“I’ve helped her with business and she’s got so much going on,” said Heidi, who also shares kids Henry, 15, Johan, 14, and Lou, 11, with ex Seal. “It’s really exciting. She’s doing the things I’ve always dreamed of!”