Heidi Klum and lookalike model daughter Leni, 17, arrive in Venice ahead of 2021 Film Festival

She has been busy working on the latest series of America’s Got Talent over in the US. 

But taking time out of her gruelling filming schedule, Heidi Klum made sure to factor in some quality mother and daughter time, as she whisked her 17-year-old daughter Leni off to Venice on Friday. 

The supermodel, 48, was seen arriving in the Italian city with her lookalike daughter ahead of this year’s Venice Film Festival, which is set to take place from next week.  

Like mother, like daughter: Heidi Klum, 48, and her lookalike daughter Leni, 17, were seen arriving in Venice ahead of this year's film festival on Friday

Like mother, like daughter: The duo rocked up hand-in-hand and seemed fresh-faced after their long-haul flight

Like mother, like daughter: The duo rocked up hand-in-hand and seemed fresh-faced after their long-haul flight

Like mother, like daughter: Heidi Klum, 48, and her lookalike daughter Leni, 17, were seen arriving in Venice ahead of this year’s film festival on Friday

Catwalk star Heidi was beaming as she arrived with her luggage in tow, before boarding a water taxi with Leni.

The blonde beauty nailed casual chic for her travels, as she stepped out sporting a funky patchwork sweatshirt and jeans from designer Dolce & Gabbana. 

Heidi tied a denim jacket around her waist and finished off her look with military-style lace-up boots, with the star seeming nothing but fresh-faced after her long haul flight. 

The mum-of-four left her long blonde hair down and covered up with a white face covering over her nose and mouth amid the Covid pandemic. 

Family first: Taking time out of her gruelling filming schedule, Heidi Klum made sure to factor in some quality mother and daughter time as she and Leni headed overseas

Family first: Taking time out of her gruelling filming schedule, Heidi Klum made sure to factor in some quality mother and daughter time as she and Leni headed overseas

Family first: Taking time out of her gruelling filming schedule, Heidi Klum made sure to factor in some quality mother and daughter time as she and Leni headed overseas

Sweet: The duo proved how close they are as they cuddled up together for photos ahead of boarding a water taxi

Sweet: The duo proved how close they are as they cuddled up together for photos ahead of boarding a water taxi

Close: Heidi was seen affectionately holding Leni's face in her hands

Close: Heidi was seen affectionately holding Leni's face in her hands

Sweet: The duo proved how close they are as they cuddled up together for photos ahead of boarding a water taxi

Give us a wave: The pair seemed excited to have touched down in the water city, with both rocking stylish ensembles

Give us a wave: The pair seemed excited to have touched down in the water city, with both rocking stylish ensembles

Give us a wave: The pair seemed excited to have touched down in the water city, with both rocking stylish ensembles

Smiling from ear-to-ear she was seen strolling alongside mini-me Leni, who looked just as stylish as her fashionista mum in a pretty white floral pyjama suit and converse. 

The teen, who is following in her mum’s footsteps and previously appeared on the cover of Vogue Germany, wore a matching mask to Heidi and was seen cuddling up to her as they stopped for pictures on their arrival. 

Clearly excited about their trip overseas, the pair wore huge smiles as they then hopped onto a water taxi to take in the sights Venice has to offer.  

Model behaviour: Supermodel Heidi looked stylish in head-to-toe Dolce & Gabbana

Model behaviour: Supermodel Heidi looked stylish in head-to-toe Dolce & Gabbana

Model behaviour: Supermodel Heidi looked stylish in head-to-toe Dolce & Gabbana

All the details: She toted her essentials in a chic leather bag she wore across her body

All the details: She toted her essentials in a chic leather bag she wore across her body

Prepared for anything: Heidi was also seen with a denim jacket tied around her waist

Prepared for anything: Heidi was also seen with a denim jacket tied around her waist

All the details: She toted her essentials in a chic leather bag she wore across her body

Enjoying her front row seat to the city, Heidi shared a fun-loving snap of herself sitting atop of the water taxi and soaking up the sunshine, while sporting big shades and minimal make-up. 

Her appearance in Venice with Leni comes ahead of this year’s film festival which is due to run from 1 September until 11 September. 

Venice Film Festival is considered one of the three biggest festivals in the film world, alongside Berlin and Cannes.  

VIP guests: The pair were seen patiently waiting for their private water taxi transfer

VIP guests: The pair were seen patiently waiting for their private water taxi transfer

VIP guests: The pair were seen patiently waiting for their private water taxi transfer 

Good genes: Leni is following in Heidi's footsteps and has set her sights on making a name for herself as a model

Good genes: Leni is following in Heidi's footsteps and has set her sights on making a name for herself as a model

Good genes: Leni is following in Heidi’s footsteps and has set her sights on making a name for herself as a model

Only way is up: The teen model has already graced the cover of Vogue Germany with her supermodel mother

Only way is up: The teen model has already graced the cover of Vogue Germany with her supermodel mother

Only way is up: The teen model has already graced the cover of Vogue Germany with her supermodel mother

Every year it draws in the biggest names, with stars such as Basic Instinct actress Sharon Stone already seen descending on the city. 

While major events across the globe were forced to cancel due to the coronavirus pandemic, Venice Film Festival still went ahead with its 77th festival in 2020 albeit with a ‘restrained format’.  

It seems Leni will be Heidi’s plus one this year, with the duo sharing a close bond – so much so that Heidi has played a big role in Leni’s modelling career.  

Words of advice: Heidi is fully supportive of Leni's modelling career and revealed the key advice she has given her daughter

Words of advice: Heidi is fully supportive of Leni's modelling career and revealed the key advice she has given her daughter

Words of advice: Heidi is fully supportive of Leni’s modelling career and revealed the key advice she has given her daughter

'You don't always have to please people': Heidi insisted that she has taught Leni that it is 'ok to say no' and she should never do anything she doesn't want to do when it comes to modelling

'You don't always have to please people': Heidi insisted that she has taught Leni that it is 'ok to say no' and she should never do anything she doesn't want to do when it comes to modelling

Parenting: Heidi revealed in a recent interview, 'I said to her, at the end of the day you have to be happy with yourself and don't do anything you don't want to do'

Parenting: Heidi revealed in a recent interview, 'I said to her, at the end of the day you have to be happy with yourself and don't do anything you don't want to do'

‘You don’t always have to please people’: Heidi insisted that she has taught Leni that it is ‘ok to say no’ and she should never do anything she doesn’t want to do when it comes to modelling 

Show of support: Heidi is on hand to help Leni with her modelling career and insists she is 'always' with her daughter

Show of support: Heidi is on hand to help Leni with her modelling career and insists she is 'always' with her daughter

Show of support: Heidi is on hand to help Leni with her modelling career and insists she is ‘always’ with her daughter

Credit: The America's Got Talent judge insisted the teen has 'a good head on her shoulders' as she shared that for Leni modelling is a 'fun thing to do'

Credit: The America's Got Talent judge insisted the teen has 'a good head on her shoulders' as she shared that for Leni modelling is a 'fun thing to do'

Credit: The America’s Got Talent judge insisted the teen has ‘a good head on her shoulders’ as she shared that for Leni modelling is a ‘fun thing to do’

Mumma duties: Leni is Heidi's eldest child who she shares with ex Flavio Briatore - the model is also mum to three children she shares with her former husband Seal

Mumma duties: Leni is Heidi's eldest child who she shares with ex Flavio Briatore - the model is also mum to three children she shares with her former husband Seal

Look familiar? She and her teen daughter bare a striking resemblance to one another

Look familiar? She and her teen daughter bare a striking resemblance to one another

Mumma duties: Leni is Heidi’s eldest child who she shares with ex Flavio Briatore – the model is also mum to three children she shares with her former husband Seal

Soaking it all up: Heidi shared a snap of her sitting atop of her water taxi as she took in the sights of Venice

Soaking it all up: Heidi shared a snap of her sitting atop of her water taxi as she took in the sights of Venice

Soaking it all up: Heidi shared a snap of her sitting atop of her water taxi as she took in the sights of Venice

Kicking back: The catwalk star looked incredible as she basked in the sunshine during the boat ride

Kicking back: The catwalk star looked incredible as she basked in the sunshine during the boat ride

Kicking back: The catwalk star looked incredible as she basked in the sunshine during the boat ride

Sharing the advice she gave her teenage daughter, Heidi told People: ‘I said to her, at the end of the day you have to be happy with yourself and don’t do anything you don’t want to do. 

‘It’s okay to say no. You don’t always have to please people. But I’m always with Leni. And she has a very good head on her shoulders.’ 

Of Leni following her footsteps into the modelling world, Heidi said: ‘It’s a fun thing for her to do. She’s not afraid of cameras because she’s always come to my sets and my shows. 

Star-studded: Heidi and Leni are set to be among a whole host of celebs attending this year's Venice Film Festival

Star-studded: Heidi and Leni are set to be among a whole host of celebs attending this year's Venice Film Festival

Star-studded: Heidi and Leni are set to be among a whole host of celebs attending this year’s Venice Film Festival

Downtime: The festival is due to begin on Wednesday 1 September giving the pair some time to enjoy themselves first

Downtime: The festival is due to begin on Wednesday 1 September giving the pair some time to enjoy themselves first

Downtime: The festival is due to begin on Wednesday 1 September giving the pair some time to enjoy themselves first

Shades on: Heidi was seen adjusting her shades as she prepared to get comfortable in the water taxi

Shades on: Heidi was seen adjusting her shades as she prepared to get comfortable in the water taxi

Time well spent: She and Leni appeared to have their own private taxi to ferry them around

Time well spent: She and Leni appeared to have their own private taxi to ferry them around

Shades on: Heidi was seen adjusting her shades as she prepared to get comfortable in the water taxi

Life of luxury: Leni seemed in high spirits as she lapped up the sights from the water

Life of luxury: Leni seemed in high spirits as she lapped up the sights from the water

Life of luxury: Leni seemed in high spirits as she lapped up the sights from the water

Smile: The teen sat alongside her famous mum for the journey as they made the most of the Italian sunshine

Smile: The teen sat alongside her famous mum for the journey as they made the most of the Italian sunshine

Smile: The teen sat alongside her famous mum for the journey as they made the most of the Italian sunshine

Smile: The teen sat alongside her famous mum for the journey as they made the most of the Italian sunshine

Smile: The teen sat alongside her famous mum for the journey as they made the most of the Italian sunshine

Care to share? Heidi was seen laughing as she joked around with Leni during the journey

Care to share? Heidi was seen laughing as she joked around with Leni during the journey

Relaxing: The mum was seen holding herself up against the glass of the boat as she kicked back

Relaxing: The mum was seen holding herself up against the glass of the boat as she kicked back

Care to share? Heidi was seen laughing as she joked around with Leni during the journey

‘She’s quite strong in the sense where she plays with it,’ Heidi added, as she revealed she has been ‘helping’ Leni with securing deals and teased her daughter has plenty of things in the ‘pipeline’.

Heidi shares Leni with ex Flavio Briatore. She is also mum to three children she shares with ex-husband Seal; Henry, 15, Johan, 14 and Lou, 11. 

She and Seal split after seven years of marriage in 2012. Heidi has since gone on to remarry and privately wed guitarist Tom Kaulitz in February 2019. 

They later held a wedding ceremony of August that year in Italy on board a yacht. 

Taking a break: Heidi's trip to Venice comes as she has been busy filming for the latest series of America's Got Talent

Taking a break: Heidi's trip to Venice comes as she has been busy filming for the latest series of America's Got Talent

Taking a break: Heidi’s trip to Venice comes as she has been busy filming for the latest series of America’s Got Talent

Fan favourite: The model has been a judge on the talent series in the US for seven seasons now

Fan favourite: The model has been a judge on the talent series in the US for seven seasons now

Fan favourite: The model has been a judge on the talent series in the US for seven seasons now

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