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I don't know how I do it, but I always end up betrayed and disappointed by the very people that I have fully supported. But I'm done.
— Lucrecia Montesinos Hendrich, in "84 hours missing"

Lucrecia "Lu" Montesinos Hendrich is a main character on the Netflix series Elite. Raised in an upper class family, she is the daughter of the Mexican ambassador in Spain. She attended Las Encinas and has since graduated to study at Columbia University in New York. She is portrayed by Danna Paola.



Lu's parents are diplomats, so she has lived in many countries including Spain, the United Arab Emirates, and Mexico. From spending time in the UAE, she acquired Arabic, which she once used to communicate with Omar over dinner. She has a half-brother named Valerio, who later attends Las Encinas with her. It's obvious they have feelings for each other, but their familial relationship causes problems as the season progresses.

Throughout the Series[]

Season 1[]

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Lu is not happy when new students arrive. First, because she is reluctant to rub shoulders with people from a different background, and also because she fears school competition, especially from Nadia. When Nadia caught Lu and Guzmán having sex in the bathroom, Lu urges Guzmán to seduce Nadia to humiliate her. When he feels real feelings for Nadia, Lu gets jealous.

Season 2[]

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In Season 2, Lu has her brother, Valerio, back in her life. They have a secret romantic relationship that is very taboo. She hooks up with Valerio while continuing to date Guzmán. She comforts Guzmán after Marina's death and spent the summer in Asturias with his family. Lu is completely dedicated to Guzmán, but realizing he doesn't love her - he dumps her for Nadia.

Lu befriends Cayetana during the season, while her friendship with Carla continues to suffer. Upon finding out that Cayetana is a liar, Lu publicly shames her and everyone else who has crossed her in her life at a public event.

Season 3[]

When Valerio returns, Lu confronts him and asks him what he's doing back at school. She finds out he is living in a car and she convinces him to come home when their father is out of town to stay. She tricked him into talking to their father to resolve things - but their father just gets more upset and kicks him out. Lu confronts him saying she is not innocent in all of this. Her father tells her that if she is such an adult, then she can finance her own life and cuts her off.

Realizing that she won't be able to pay for university, Lu realizes she needs to apply for a scholarship. She applies for the Columbia University scholarship, the same one that Nadia wants. They compete for the scholarship throughout the season but Nadia wins it. Nadia and Lu started to form a friendship despite all of this, and Nadia agrees to share the scholarship, 50-50.

At the graduation party, Lu gets in a verbal argument with Polo. She was holding a broken champagne bottle and without fully realizing what she was doing, stabbed him. Polo dies and Lu freaks out. All of her friends band together to make sure that Lu doesn't receive the blame.

At the end of Season 3, Lu goes with Nadia to the airport to fly to New York.

Physical Appearance[]

Lu is an attractive eighteen-year-old with long dark brown hair. Her eyes are dark brown as well. She is of average height and is always seen sporting luxury items; even while in school uniform. She often accessorizes her outfit with headbands and hair clips.

In Season 1, she has wavy brown hair styled with designer headbands. In Season 2, her hair is straight and she starts wearing hairclips. In Season 3, her hair is wavy again.

In terms of makeup, Lu often wears eye liner, false eyelashes and a little bit of lip gloss or red lipstick.


Lu strives to be the best and is highly competitive. When Nadia arrives, Lu, used to being number one in her class, sees her as a threat, and complains to the headmaster and her teacher about Nadia's hijab due to her prejudice about Islamic culture. She often blackmails people (like Martín, the English teacher) to get what she wants. Lu can be witty and humorous, but her friendly side is quickly overshadowed by her cockiness and ambition.

Lu is also extremely loyal and territorial. She protects those close to her and is hesitant to allow people to interfere in her social circle, unless befriending them would benefit her, as seen with how she acts toward Cayetana during season 3. During the interrogation scenes, Lu compares the scholarship students arriving at Las Encinas to "introducing a new species" and claims that it alters the environment. However, those who are close to her receive unconditional support and care from her.


Lu and Guzmán[]

Guzmán and Lu were in a relationship in Season 1 and Season 2. After Marina's death, they spent a significant amount of time together at Guzmán's grandparents house over the summer break.

During the Halloween party in 63 hours missing, Guzmán confessed to cheating on Lu with Nadia and revealed that he didn't love Lu. They broke up.

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Lu and Nadia[]

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Lu appears to strongly dislike Nadia from the moment Nadia enters the halls of Las Encinas, most likely due to Nadia threatening her academic status and her anti-Muslim sentiment. Lu even goes as far as complaining about Nadia's hijab to the principal, who forces Nadia to take it off if she wants to remain a student at the school. Lu very much sees Nadia as competition, both for the top spot in their class and for the affection of Lu's boyfriend, Guzmán, who develops feelings for Nadia throughout the first season and consequently leaves Lu for Nadia.


  • Lu speaks three confirmed languages: English, Spanish and Arabic (to the surprise of the Shanna family).
  • She lived two years in Abu Dhabi.
  • Like another well-known Lucrecia/Lucrezia (Borgia), Lu has engaged in incest.
  • Lu initially wanted to attend St. Andrews University, but after her father, Felipe, cut her off from the family fortune, she decided to aim for the scholarship to Columbia University instead.[4]
  • It's not explored in the series but Lu has some sort of eating disorder since she doesn't eat breakfast or eat dinner and she constantly tries to be fit. She it's shown stress eating in Cayetana's party after seeing Guzman partying too hard because of Valerio's drugs.[5]
  • She is the second person to commit murder.
    • So far, Lu is the only female main character to commit murder.
    • She is also the first person to leave unharmed after covering up the crime.
  • In Season 3, Lucrecria's Instagram account was revealed.


Season 1[]

Season 2[]

Season 3[]






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