Lourdes Leon is the daughter of the Queen of Pop, Madonna. The full name of Madonna’s daughter is Lourdes Maria Ciccone Leon. Read on to know more about every aspect of Lourdes’s life.
Here’s all you need to know about Lourdes Leon
For those of you who don’t know, Lourdes Leon is a fashion model by profession. She was born on November 14, 1996, in Los Angeles, California, United States. She is the first and only child of Madonna from her relationship with fitness trainer Carlos Leon. Her parents met for the first time in the year 1994.
For most of her childhood, the 25-year-old was kept away from the spotlight while she completed her studies but then things took a turn for her last year. Out of nowhere, she joined Instagram and began shooting magazine editorials, covered Vogue, hit the runway, and slayed on the red carpet on various occasions.
We can say one thing just like her famous mom, Leon is set to carve her own path in the industry and she is not scared to cross boundaries for that. She stepped into the field of fashion in the year 2010 when she collaborated with her mother to launch Macy’s Material Girl fashion and beauty line.
Lourdes made her runway debut in 2018 at New York Fashion Week for Gypsy Sport. To date, she has starred in campaigns for Swarovski and Marc Jacobs and appeared on the cover of Vogue, and walked the runway for several renowned brands like Versace.
Lourdes paid her own university tuition fees
Yes, you heard it right. Lourdes is not a spoiled rich brat. During an interview with Interview magazine, Leon disclosed that she paid her own university tuition fees.
In addition to this, she also stated that while growing up she took care of her flat charge as well. She used her earnings from the Material Girl clothing line she founded with her mum in 2010.
Leon told the magazine, “We don’t get any handouts in my family. Obviously, I grew up with extreme privilege. There’s no denying that. But I think my mum saw all these other kids of famous people, and she was like, ‘My kids are not going to be like this.’”
Lourdes completed her studies in 2018
Lourdes went to the LaGuardia High School of Music & Art and Performing Arts. This school of Manhattan high school specializes in teaching and performing visual arts.
Post her graduation from the prestigious school, Leon attended the University of Michigan’s School of Music and Dance back in 2014 and completed her studies in 2014. Her mother Madonna also enrolled herself in the University of Michigan in the 1970s.
Lourdes dated Timothée Chalamet
At one point in time, Madonna’s daughter Lourdes was in a relationship with the Call Me By Your Name star Timothée Chalamet. She began dating the aspiring actor while they were both students at New York’s famed LaGuardia High School. In 2021, Lourdes told Vanity Fair that Chalamet was her first boyfriend.
Their classmates assumed that the two of them were very serious because they were always seen dancing and hanging out together at school. In an interaction with the Interview magazine, Leon talked about her romance with the Hollywood actor and she said, “I respect him a lot, we were a little item. My first boyfriend.”
During an interview in 2017, Chalamet also spilled the beans on his relationship with Lourdes and stated how he went to a party with Madonna and Lourdes. He said, “That was actually a really fun night … Madonna was kinda with us dancing, and my buddy Joey was there, and Lola was there too. I usually don’t talk about this stuff, but that was a good night.”
Lourdes shows off her unshaven armpits
Lourdes is not afraid to be involved in a controversy. Since the year 2018, Madonna’s daughter has caused a stir by flaunting her unshaved armpits and legs on red carpets, on the catwalk at New York Fashion Week, and even in last year’s fashion campaign for Marc Jacobs.
For those of you who don’t know, Madonna was one of the very first originators of the hairy armpit trend. During an interview with Harper’s Bazaar in 2011, she said, “I saw how popular girls had to behave to get the boys. I knew I couldn’t fit into that. So I decided to do the opposite. I refused to shave. I had hairy armpits.”
Lourdes launched her makeup line ‘Material Girl’ at 14
Lourdes had her own makeup line at the young age of 14. She named her makeup line Material Girl. Her beauty line debuted at Macy’s in the US. She said that she played a big part in choosing the pigments and scents of the line, which consisted of lip gloss, eyeshadows, and nail polishes.
Leon has worked with famous brands
As a fashion model, Lourdes has collaborated with many popular brands. To date, she has starred in campaigns for the likes of Miu Miu, Swarovski, and Stella McCartney and walked the runway at New York Fashion Week and Rihanna’s Savage X Fenty show.
In the past, Leon has been spotted sitting in the front row at Burberry, Alexander Wang, and Proenza Schouler’s events. She got the opportunity to become the face of Marc Jacobs’ spring 2021 campaign.
Lourdes has already bagged a ‘Vogue’ cover
Being on the cover of Vogue is a big deal for any model in the business. Lourdes was one of the eight models who appeared on the cover of Vogue’s September issue of 2021. The issue was for its Generation America: The Models Changing an Industry cover feature.
Leon was featured along with Kaia Gerber, Precious Lee, Bella Hadid, Anok Yai, Sherry Shi, Ariel Nicholson, and Yumi Nu on the cover of Vogue magazine.
We must say Lourdes has a strong personality and powerful aura just like her mom Madonna. Did you like the modeling journey of Lourdes Leon so far? Kindly let us know in the comments section below. Don’t forget to stay tuned with us for the latest updates from the world of showbiz.