Heidi Klum's daughter responds to criticism of 'weird' lingerie photoshoot with mum
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Heidi Klum’s daughter Leni has spoken out after a lingerie shoot she did with her mum was branded ‘weird’. Take a look at their controversial campaign below:
Heidi and Leni are the current brand ambassadors for Italian lingerie company Intimissimi, and the pair starred in a photoshoot together modelling some of the label’s wares.
Some people on social media seemed to take issue with mother and daughter posing together - even though two models doing a photoshoot isn’t really much to raise an eyebrow over.
One commenter wrote: “I like to think I’m progressive in these things but mom and daughter in lingerie in the same video shoot is just a bit ick.”
Another said: “Really weird. Mother and daughter dancing around in lingery [sic].”
Even veteran radio host Howard Stern piled on, saying on his show: “I looked at it and I thought, ‘This is so f—king’ out of line. It is so inappropriate. But you can’t stop looking at it.
“It looks like a guy’s fantasy. They’re kissing and they’re holding each other. And they’re frolicking.”
Well, Page Six caught up with Leni at her mum’s annual Halloween bash to ask her what she thought of the backlash.
Heidi was going about dressed as a gigantic worm at the time - the latest in a long line of very full-on Halloween get-ups - while Leni was sporting an outfit inspired by Michelle Pfeiffer’s Catwoman.
It turns out Leni hasn’t really been keeping up with the online commentary on the photo shoot - adding that ‘if I don’t look at it, I don’t have to pay any attention to it’ - but she did defend the shoot.
She said: “I am overall happy with the campaign and I had an amazing day with my mom. I think the photos turned out great, and we had an amazing time.”
Speaking about working with her mum, she added: “I love her. She’s an inspiration. Just the advice she gives me, the way she works, everything about her, I can go on and on.”
Meanwhile, Page Six reporters got the scoop we were all really after, asking Heidi how on earth she went to the bathroom in her worm costume.
She told reporters on the red carpet: "That’s going to be tricky. A lot of it has to come off.
"When I gotta go, I’ll have to de-strap and just make it happen somehow."
Considering the costume took 10 hours to complete, we can't imagine taking it all off and putting it back on again was an easy job for her.