AceShowbiz - Heidi Klum has told her daughter it's "okay to say no" to modelling jobs.
The 48-year-old model's daughter Leni, 17, is following in her footsteps by starting a modelling career of her own, and Heidi has said the most important advice she has for the teenager is to make sure she never does anything she doesn't want to do.
"I said to her, at the end of the day you have to be happy with yourself," she told People magazine. "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."
Heidi - who has Leni, as well as Henry, 15, Johan, 14 and Lou, 11, with her ex-husband Seal - also heaped praise on her daughter for taking charge of her career, and said the teenager has "so many things in the pipeline."
"It's a fun thing for her to do," she said. "She's not afraid of cameras because she's always come to my sets and my shows. She's quite strong in the sense where she plays with it!"
"I've been helping her with deals and she has so many things in the pipeline. It's really exciting. She's doing the things I was always dreaming to do!"
After her daughter launched her modelling career, Heidi Klum was embroiled in a legal feud with her father Gunther over the rights to Leni's name.
Gunther insisted he owned the rights to the name because Leni was named after his mother.