Lourdes “Lola” Leon is Madonna’s first born and only child from her relationship with fitness trainer Carlos Leon. Following her birth in 1996, she was largely kept out of the spotlight while she completed her studies – but that all changed last year. Out of the blue, Leon joined Instagram, shot magazine editorials, covered Vogue , walked the runway and worked the red carpet. One thing is for sure – much like her famous mother, she is determined to make her own mark, and is not afraid to shock or cross boundaries. View this post on Instagram A post shared by LOLA (@lourdesleon) Here’s what you need to know about Madonna’s 25-year-old daughter … She’s not a spoiled rich kid During a recent interview with Interview magazine, Leon revealed she paid for her own university tuition fees and flat while growing up, using earnings from the Material Girl clothing line she founded with her mum in 2010. Meet Agnes Born, the star who plays Vereena in Netflix’s The Witcher “We don’t get any handouts in my family,” Leon said. “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.’” She’s a performer, just like mum At one point, Leon attended the LaGuardia High School of Music & Art and Performing Arts. As the name suggests, the Manhattan high school specialises in teaching visual and performing arts. After her graduation from the prestigious school, she enrolled at the University of Michigan’s School of Music and Dance back in 2014, and completed her studies in 2018. She dated Timothée Chalamet Yes, you read that correctly: Madonna’s daughter dated the Timothée Chalamet. When attending LaGuardia, Leon started dating the aspiring actor, and their fellow classmates considered it to be serious, because they were always seen dancing and hanging out together at school. Who is Ghislaine Maxwell’s secret husband? Meet Scott Borgerson Leon confirmed the relationship to Interview magazine. “I respect him a lot, we were a little item. My first boyfriend,” she admitted. Chalamet recalled during a 2017 interview how he went to a party with Leon and Madonna: “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.” The unshaven armpits statement If there’s one thing Leon takes after her mother in, it’s being able to stir up controversy. Since 2018, Leon has turned heads by showing off her unshaved armpits and legs on red carpets, the catwalk at New York Fashion Week and even in last year’s fashion campaign for Marc Jacobs. In fact, Madonna was one of the very first originators of the hairy armpit trend. “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,” she told Harper’s Bazaar in a 2011 interview. “I refused to shave. I had hairy armpits.” What you need to know about Tiger Woods’ mini-me son, Charlie She had her own make-up line at 14 Leon launched her own Material Girl make-up line at age 14, debuting it at Macy’s in the US. The teen claimed to have a big part in choosing the pigments and scents of the line, which included lip gloss, eyeshadows and nail polishes. Luxury brands galore These days, it’s less teenage make-up and more luxury fashion for the young starlet. Leon has recently starred in campaigns for the likes of Miu Miu, Swarovski and Stella McCartney, walking the runway at New York Fashion Week and Rihanna’s Savage X Fenty show, and even sitting in the front row at Burberry, Alexander Wang and Proenza Schouler’s events. That’s not all. She also became the face of Marc Jacobs’ spring 2021 campaign – not bad for someone who only joined Instagram in January 2021. How to get Gemma Chan’s dazzling Eternals red carpet look She’s already bagged a Vogue cover View this post on Instagram A post shared by LOLA (@lourdesleon) Leon was one the eight models who appeared on the cover of Vogue ’s most recent September issue, for its Generation America: The Models Changing an Industry cover feature. Leon was snapped alongside Kaia Gerber, Precious Lee, Bella Hadid, Anok Yai, Sherry Shi, Ariel Nicholson and Yumi Nu. Want more stories like this? Follow STYLE on Facebook , Instagram , YouTube and Twitter .