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Leni Klum Gets Honest With Acne In Make-Up Free Selfie

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By Kristin Myers on June 20, 2023 at 4:15 PM EDT

Model Leni Klum is not afraid to be transparent with her Instagram followers about her breakouts.

The 19-year-old college student revealed that she can get severe acne too. She posted a photo to her Instagram Stories on Tuesday afternoon that featured her hair tied back after a shower, showing off the acne breakout for her followers.

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Heidi Klum's Daughter Leni Klum Reveals Acne Breakout In Make-Up Free Selfie

Leni Klum Shows Acne In Make-Up Free Selfie
Instagram Stories | Leni Klum

The young model took to her Instagram Stories on Tuesday afternoon to share a single snap that featured her stepping out of the shower and into a grey robe as she got ready to start her day. She has her wet wavy hair tied back out of her face with a towel as she gives fans a look at her skin without any makeup on.

She did not write anything over the post and simply let the photo speak for itself. Although Leni has received partnerships for make-up brands and usually flaunts her bright, glowing skin on magazine covers, fans appreciate her showing them a look at the "real" her.

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In an Instagram post captioned “A moment with” photographer Jonny Marlow, the 19-year-old model shared a photo of her staring into the camera with a face that was free of acne scars or blemishes. She matched dark mascara and long lashes with a bold red lip as she wore her hair sleeked back behind her.

“Beauty must come in families, but you have your own!” one fan exclaimed. “Sheesh!” another follower exclaimed. “Beautiful as always!” a third fan chimed in. However, some fans felt that she looked too perfect in the photo, with one user writing, “We need more brain and intellect, imperfection and edgy personalities. All these same looking plastic and boring beauties in this fast fashion industry......boring.”

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Leni Klum Knows That She Got A Helping Hand Into The Modeling World

Leni Klum brushes her teeth in red lingerie
Instagram | Leni Klum

Heidi Klum is the world's first German Victoria's Secret model and has appeared in many TV shows and magazines. Leni is her eldest daughter, and as such, she knows that she got a leg up into the modeling industry through her famous mom. In an interview with People magazine, she admitted that it's a "fact" that she is a "nepo baby" just based on who raised her.

"It's just a fact. My parents are famous," Leni told the publication. "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. But I am doing the work and putting in the time. Now I'm working on my own, traveling alone, going to school. My mom and I just have the same love for the same thing."

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Heidi and Leni Klum
Instagram | Leni Klum
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Although she and her mom both love modeling, it seems that her mother’s taste in furniture is so different from her own, that it’s prompted the aspiring model to move from Los Angeles to New York City in order to study interior design.

“My mom's house actually sparked my interest; I always talk about redoing it. I'm more a minimalist — a few pieces here and there that stand out — but we have completely different tastes,” she said. “She's a maximalist, with fashion too.”

She revealed that she doesn’t steal from her mother’s wardrobe either, although that’s mostly because the two wear different sizes. However, Leni confessed, “I do take her jewelry because that’ll fit no matter what.”

Heidi Klum and daughter Leni star in Intimissimi lingerie campaign
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Leni went on to say that her mom “keeps everything — even if it doesn't fit anymore or if she doesn't like it. Her closet is wild. It is huge. It's stacked. You can't even move. There's so much stuff. My closet is almost empty. There needs to be an inch in between each hanger, so I can see all of the pieces.”

Heidi and her daughter recently teamed up to model for the Italian lingerie brand Intimissimi. Although some fans felt that it was awkward seeing the two pose together in their underwear, Leni defended the campaign, saying, “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.”

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