Lourdes Leon and Madonna (Carlo Allegri / AP, file)
Like mother, like daughter: Madonna’s oldest child is headed to the University of Michigan.
Lourdes Ciccone Leon now is listed as an undergraduate student affiliated with the U-M School of Music, Theatre & Dance, according to the school’s student directory posted online.
It was unclear when the 17-year-old daughter of the Grammy-winning superstar — one of the school’s most well-known attendees — would start. Undergraduates admitted for the summer term, which begins Thursday, were scheduled to attend an orientation Monday through Wednesday, according to the U-M Office of New Student Programs.
In a recent posting for a blog associated with the Material Girl fashion line that Lourdes and her mom have launched, the teen noted how “very happy and slightly saddened I am that my High School years are now coming to an end.”
Whenever Lourdes officially joins other freshmen in Ann Arbor, her famous mom apparently was in town this week. Madonna posted a picture Tuesday on her Instagram page of the M Den, a merchandise store for U-M gear on State Street. The caption read: “I think ill stop in here!”
In a 2012 interview on the NFL Network, the entertainer said she hoped her daughter would also become a Wolverine.
The wish was natural. The Michigan native, who graduated from Rochester Adams High School, attended U-M on a dance scholarship in the 1970s before dropping out and relocating to New York to follow her dreams to become a dancer.
The return jaunt at her former stomping grounds follows a Metro Detroit visit on June 3, when the 55-year-old musical icon breezed through local spots including the Detroit Achievement Academy charter school and Ponyride, an incubator for arts-related groups where she met with the women of the Empowerment Plan.