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Lourdes Leon, Madonna's Daughter, Opens Up In New Interview

Madonna’s daughter tells all to Debi Mazar.

Lourdes Leon is perhaps best-known as the Queen of Pop Madonna's oldest child. However, she's also begun to break out on her own, doing modeling and attending the Met Gala. Leon just did a big interview for Interview Magazine, with her mother's best friend, actress Debi Mazar. Read on to see 5 ways Lourdes Leon stays herself and the photos that prove they work—and to get beach-ready yourself, don't miss these essential 30 Best-Ever Celebrity Bathing Suit Photos!


She Dances

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Leon and Mazar revealed that the former loves to dance, a lot like her mother, in their chat together. Mazar revealed that Leon studied dance in college, saying, "Ever since you were a child, you've been dancing your butt off. I love that you went to college for dance." Leon said "I can hustle much better than I can salsa. Yeah, I can do a little something, something. I'm comfortable on the dance floor."


She's Spiritual

Leon says that she is working to connect more to her religion and her spirituality, as it is important to her. "I need to carve out more time to nourish my soul, because I am a woman of God for sure," she says. "I love being in churches. I love being in synagogues. I love being in places of worship."


She's Independent

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Despite being the daughter of one of the most famous singers of all time, Leon says that she maintains an independent spirit, due to her upbringing. Leon even says that she paid for her college tuition. "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 mom saw all these other kids of famous people, and she was like, 'My kids are not going to be like this.' Also, I feel like if your parents pay for things, then it gives them leverage over you."


She Values Her Privacy

Leon says that she values her privacy, and tries to stay out of the public eye for her mental health. "It's kind of a nightmare, but I think it would have been worse if I hadn't kept my life as private as possible. I've been judged from a young age, but I think that privacy is the reason why I was able to keep my wits about me and not find myself in a mental asylum. I want to figure out who …I am before I let anyone else try to tell me who I am, you know?"


She Stays True To Herself

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Leon says that she tries to be as honest as she can, even on social media, and isn't trying to let the industry change her. She says, "Instagram is not real. It's the biggest lie of all time. People create personas on Instagram that are nothing like who they are in person, and it's the scariest thing to me, because I'm the same everywhere.


Anna Bechtel
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