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

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?!?!”

A Material Girl & More…

She’s only 14-years-old, but Lourdes “Lola” Leon is on the fast track to becoming a design superstar.

Last year, Lola, Madonna’s daughter with Cuban personal trainer and actor Carlos Leon, launched Material Girl, a fashion line of outerwear, party dresses and sleepwear geared towards teens that she created with her pop star mother. And, now she’s expanding the brand to feature skin care products and cosmetics.

The brand, sold exclusively at Macy’s, will now include scented body lotions, lip-glosses and nail polishes.

“It was so much fun getting to pick all of my favorite scents for the Material Girl body products and lip glosses,” Lola professes in a press release. “The body products have fun names like Wicked Watermelon, Flirty Fruit, Midnight Magnolia and Sinful Sugar. I chose scents that I loved.”

Lola, who says she really had a lot to learn when first launching Material Girl, now understands fashion “a lot better.”

“It was really hard at first because I didn’t know what I was doing,” Lola said in an interview with the Associated Press. “I was like, ‘You know, not a lot of people wear this. Let me just wear it.’ It wasn’t even that it looked good on me. I was just like, `Let me do this because not a lot of people are doing it.”

Lola, who works closely with her famous mom, admits the two of you don’t always agree on designs.

“I have to tell her, ‘Mom, it is the in thing. This is what kids are doing now. If you don’t do this, then it is going to suck.’ And then she usually gives in,” admits Lola.

So how does it feel to have a successful clothing line at such a young age?

“It is really cool,” admits Lola. “Also it is a lot of fun to know that my friends enjoy it, and to know that a lot of people enjoy it because it is also a lot of what I like.”

The new Material Girl beauty products will be available on August 15, while the outerwear and dress range won’t be in stores until October. All products are priced from $5-$89.50.