Heidi Klum's daughter responds to backlash over lingerie photoshoot with her mum
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Heidi Klum's 18-year-old daughter has responded after receiving backlash for starring in a lingerie photoshoot with her mum.
Images and footage of Leni and her mum were released last month, showing the mum-and-daughter duo posing in underwear sets as the latest ambassadors for lingerie brand Intimissimi.
The family members were snapped with their arms wrapped around each other, with Intimissimi describing the images as 'a story of self-confidence, joy of life and love between a mother and a daughter'.
A later post explained the idea behind the campaign was to show the pair 'how they truly are', explaining they 'represent the strong bond between mother and daughter'.
Another added: "Unconventional love, friendship and support. The strong connection between @heidiklum and @leniklum is the protagonist of our new campaign together with our flawless collection."
However, some people found it difficult to focus on that more positive side of the campaign.
Social media users described the scenes as 'weird' and 'a bit ick', but Leni has now stressed she is proud of the campaign no matter what people say.
In an interview with Page Six, the model said she 'honestly didn’t look at a lot of the reactions'.
“I just don’t look at it, honestly,” she said. “If I don’t look at it, I don’t have to pay any attention to it, so I just don’t know what is there.”
Speaking at her mum's annual Halloween party, Leni said she is 'overall happy with the campaign', adding: "I had an amazing day with my mom. I think the photos turned out great, and we had an amazing time.”
"I had an amazing day, an amazing shoot, it’s out, I love it," she said.
The 18-year-old went on to describe her mum as an 'inspiration', saying: “I love her.... Just the advice she gives me, the way she works, everything about her, I can go on and on. I love shooting with her.”
Leni dressed up as Catwoman for the Halloween party, which this year was held at Tao Group Hospitality’s new Sake No Hana restaurant in Moxy’s Lower East Side hotel in New York.
After showing off her body in the lingerie campaign, Heidi herself did a complete U-turn as she dressed up as a giant worm, with even her face incorporated into the detailed, and admittedly slightly terrifying, outfit.
The party attracted a whole host of A-list guests including Elon Musk, musician Questlove, and actor Heather Graham.