Zimbabwean Teen Model is the New Face for Louis Vuitton A/W 2011 Campaign

16 year old fresh-faced beauty Nyasha Matonhodze (Northampton-based, Zimbabwean-born) has just landed herself one of the most coveted positions in the modeling industry.
Nyasha has been chosen to appear in the Louis Vuitton‘s autumn/winter 2011 campaign, shot by renowned fashion photographer, Steven Meisel. Nyasha was spotted by Creative Director, Marc Jacobs at her modelling agency (Elite). She walked at the LV A/W 2011 show in Paris. (Haute Fashion Africa)

“age: 16
hometown: Northampton, England
big break: “I won the U.K. Elite Model Look 2009 contest. They had to call my name twice, because I didn’t believe it! It was so surreal.”
runway ritual: “There’s a lot of pressure when doing a show, so before I walk out there, I always pray and remind myself that I’ve been put in that moment for a reason. When I did Louis Vuitton last year, I was so excited that everything was a blur!”
self-esteem tip: “Whenever I didn’t get a job, I used to think, What’s wrong with me? But I’ve learned that it’s not because I’m not good enough; they’re just going for a different look. Remembering that modeling is a business helps me keep confident.”
Mungwadzi Godwin

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