Leon to Attend the University of Michigan, Her Mom Madonna’s Old School

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25 Jun 2014 | Education

Lourdes Leon is returning to her mother’s Michigan roots…

The 17-year-old half-Cuban American fashionista, the daughter of pop star Madonna, has officially enrolled as a freshman at the University of Michigan, according to US Weekly.

Lourdes Leon

Leon’s mother, Madonna attended the university, located in Ann Arbor, in the late 1970s.

Leon, who will graduate from Fiorello H. LaGuardia High School of Music & Art and Performing Arts in New York City, registered in the undergraduate music, theatre and dance program at the university.

Currently running her own fashion line called Material Girl, Leon will pursue a bachelor’s degree in fine arts in musical theater. She chose to register under her nickname “Lola.”

Although Madonna never graduated from Michigan, she praised the college and admitted she wanted her daughter to attend.

“I keep telling her, Ann Arbor is an awesome place,” she said in 2012.

Last November, Madonna and her daughter toured the college before Leon made her final decision. Earlier this month, they returned to the campus, and Madonna shared a shot of The M Den, the University of Michigan’s merchandise store.

“I think I’ll stop in here,” she captioned the photo.

Lourdes Leon recently wrote a blog post reflecting on the upcoming change in her life. “I was so excited about being done with school,” she wrote. “And now that I’m actually done, I’m like clammy and sweating and nervous because…. WHAT?!?!”


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