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FRESH FACE: YBF Model Nyasha Matonhodze Nabs Louis Vuitton Campaign

Who's Nyasha Matonhodze? A YBF chick who is burning up the catwalks of the fashion industry.  And she's only 16.  Find out about this fresh face, and what major luxury campaign she just landed inside...

Hailing from Zimbabwe, Nyasha Matonhodze, a British-raised sixteen-year-old, has been chosen as one of the new faces of Louis Vuitton, and stars in the company's fall/winter advertising campaign.

With credits in Teen Vogue and Harper's Bazaar to her name, Nyasha is making a big name for herself on the runway.  So how does she feel about the campaign and all the attention lavished on her?  She told The Telegraph,

"My eyes filled up with tears and I thought 'Lord you are lucky!' It didn't actually hit me until I was sat in a Rolls Royce sitting eye-to-eye with [famed fashion photographer Stephen] Meisel."

But she admits the industry can be brutal.  She told The Cut,

"If you're not strong-minded, modeling can knock your confidence quite harshly. Every day you're judged on your look, and more so today you're judged on your personality. With that said, a lot of us are 15 or 16 years old, so some girls could really take the criticism personally. What we have to understand is that there's not something wrong with us per se, we just aren't a right fit with the client."

 

Pics of Nyasha hitting the runways these past few fashion seasons:

Beautiful.  Congrats to YBF CHick Nyasha!

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Oh its great, it seem like

Oh its great, it seem like the States makes supermodels, n Africa makes haute couture models, so Evrybodi happy, its all Realli good
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@ LetsGetitt, everytime i

@ LetsGetitt, everytime i read one of your post i can't help laughing until it hurts. You are a complete neanderthal.
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Beautiful Girl. Congrats to

Beautiful Girl. Congrats to her!
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YBF...........INDEED...BEAUTI

YBF...........INDEED...BEAUTIFUL TOOOOO. iTS ABOUT TIME lOUIS HAS A BLACK FACE..REP'N
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Congrats to her! She is very

Congrats to her! She is very pretty.
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Gorgeous young lady. Smiles

Gorgeous young lady. Smiles at the cute little Scottish Terrier in the first photo.
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Anonymous's picture

Zim stand up!!! Congrats

Zim stand up!!! Congrats Nyasha
Anonymous's picture

go Nasha..xx

go Nasha..xx
jan's picture

She looks like a cross

She looks like a cross between Naomi and Tyra in the Louie Pic
Anonymous2's picture

Oh pleazzzz

Oh pleazzzz
Anonymous's picture

African beauty

African beauty >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>..
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She's a goddess!!

She's a goddess!!
Devin's picture

MAMMA IS LOVELY!!! LOVE ITT

MAMMA IS LOVELY!!! LOVE ITT
Hansome225's picture

Mwana wedu iyeye. Zvaitwa

Mwana wedu iyeye. Zvaitwa indeed!Wish her the best of luck!
Anonymous's picture

Wow she's only 16? Go girl!

Wow she's only 16? Go girl!
thisizkim's picture

wooohooo!!!!!!!!!! zimbos

wooohooo!!!!!!!!!! zimbos thats how we do!!!! and the rest of ya'll....go look at a map of africa please.
Anonymous's picture

Yayyyyy! Thank you LV. Now

Yayyyyy! Thank you LV. Now no need to feel guilty about my LV purchases.
Anonymousity's picture

the fact that some of y'all

the fact that some of y'all are 'correcting' others facts kill me. next time, take some time to look up the fact that Sudan is indeed in Africa. whoo lawd.
PGRIP's picture

No we know it is in Africa,

No we know it is in Africa, but what "mastermind" did was she named all the counties the other models were from like Naomi (England) Iman (Ethiopia)"which is also in Africa"... But when it came to Alek , she didn't say which country she was from she just said "Africa" lollll like alek alone represents Africa nooooo she don't
LetsGetItt's picture

Mastermind is a dumbass black

Mastermind is a dumbass black man just like you!
betterunited's picture

Ummm...Iman is from Somalia.

Ummm...Iman is from Somalia. Just sayin.
Anonymous's picture

I know thattttttttt, but

I know thattttttttt, but "mastermind" put Ethiopiaaaa
LetsGetItt's picture

You GO Girl!!!!! Black women

You GO Girl!!!!! Black women represent!!!!! Black = Beauty!!!
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Anonymous's picture

What a beautiful young

What a beautiful young lady!!! She has the right attitude to make it in the industry, I wish her all the best and congrats on the lucrative contract, WOW!!
Yardy's picture

Well done homegirl. We behind

Well done homegirl. We behind you ,goodluck wiv everyhting you do
starr09's picture

good for her! she definately

good for her! she definately recognizes that this is a business so she's already well on her way! good luck nyasha and congrads!
ooooimTELLIN's picture

There is something so organic

There is something so organic about her beauty, as though she were created with the purest beauty. She and Alek Wek have that quality. Just organic, distilled, unpolluted beauty.
ExtravaganzaEleganza!'s picture

She's cute and looks 16 not

She's cute and looks 16 not 16 going on 26. But sadly this just confirms my belief that if she was from Compton or the Bronx she wouldn't have made it this far. black girls in the FASHION industry are only "exotic" when they came from anyplace other than America. I.E. Naomi (England) Iman (Ethiopia) Alec (Africa) ALL couture models vogue covers. Tyra Banks - Sports Illustrated (swim suit edition) and Victoria Secrets.
MasterMind's picture

Alek is from Sudan SMH!

Alek is from Sudan SMH!
Porky Pig Eubanks's picture

IS the Sudan is Europe? Asia?

IS the Sudan is Europe? Asia? The Americas? No the Middle East . . . sorry SMH
MasterMind's picture

Man you're so goddamn

Man you're so goddamn dumb!!!But you want to tell people about themselves. They telling you that Alek is from the country sudannnnnn . Not just fucking Africa. Its funny how you told which country Naomi (England) Iman (Ethiopia) "which is a country in africa". But when it came to Alek ....you didnt say which country you just said AFRICA lolllllllllll wtf like she represent what the whole continent of Africa suppose to look like
LetsGetItt's picture

I did not list it as ANYTHING

I did not list it as ANYTHING it didn't follow pattern is all which didn't not invalidate the information is the point. I did not know which country she was from so I went to the next reference point. I listed Iman as Ethiopian didn't I? I didn't think I had to break everything down for people. ONLY the pretentious ones on here think education is indicative of intelligence. There are people that can't read or write that are smarter than people with PhD's they just didn't have the opportunity to go to school. I'm not ashamed to say that I haven't memorized EVERY country in AFRICA. why would I? I'm United state of American LOL (NOT invalid statement)
MasterMind's picture

Because they put a negative

Because they put a negative image on black Americans around the globeeee, They control our image over here, we dont controll our own imageeee. That is the problemmmm!!!!I been all over the country and the American black image is lil wayne and gang banging niggas doing drive by's. So when you say Compton Or Bronx, you don't think model or somebody that's making moves.I mean they not putting the image of Black Wall Street Tulsa Oak, or Us making our own moves in Businesses out there!!So who the hell would want to associated with uss????We nicki manajs/ lil kims and beyonce dingy ass!!!Thats the images thats put out there. Control our own image and modeling agencies we wont have this problem
LetsGetItt's picture

Au contraire mon ami (on the

Au contraire mon ami (on the contrary) if it werent for the following African American models there would be no Naomi Campbell, Alek Wek, or Tyra Banks: Alva Chin, Beverly Johnson, Naomi Sims and Pat Cleveland - look them up - all Black 'American' models - they paved the way for the rest - no one was going outside of America to get black models as they were all here - check your history...and facts.
As an Observer's picture

her name is Alek...and she's

her name is Alek...and she's Sudanese..
Liz E's picture

WHATEVER THE POINT IS SHE

WHATEVER THE POINT IS SHE (ALEK/ALEC) LOOKS LIKE SOMETHING THEY SNATCHED OFF A TREE. IF SHE WAS FROM THE BACK WOODS OF ALABAMA THAT'S EXACTLY WHAT THEY WOULD HAVE THOUGHT IN THE FASHION HOUSES OF PARIS AND MILAN.
MasterMind's picture

you get dumber and dumber as

you get dumber and dumber as the days go by. I thought you kneew black she beautiful? Ok I am so shocked that i'm about to say this but i Agree with LetsGetit. You are dumb as fuck!
betterunited's picture

DEAD @ "snatched off a tree",

DEAD @ "snatched off a tree", whew chile! That was a good one...
Alrighty Then...'s picture

Ummm… the Sudan is in Africa.

Ummm… the Sudan is in Africa. Learn your geography!
Anonymous's picture

You are a giant

You are a giant ignoramus!!!!! Sudan is indeed in Africa but you listed it as a country. Dumb ass
Porky Pig Eubanks's picture

I did not list it as ANYTHING

I did not list it as ANYTHING it didn't follow pattern is all which didn't not invalidate the information is the point. I did not know which country she was from so I went to the next reference point. I listed Iman as Ethiopian didn't I? I didn't think I had to break everything down for people. ONLY the pretentious ones on here think education is indicative of intelligence. There are people that can't read or write that are smarter than people with PhD's they just didn't have the opportunity to go to school. I'm not ashamed to say that I haven't memorized EVERY country in AFRICA. why would I? I'm United state of American LOL (NOT invalid statement)
MasterMind's picture

Fabolous.............

Fabolous............. representin Zim stand up!!!!!
tasha's picture

She's pretty. Best of luck to

She's pretty. Best of luck to her. In a split second she kind of reminds me of Michelle Obama in the red/black dress.
Angelita's picture

go head now....go Africa

go head now....go Africa
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Beautifully gorgeous!!!!!

Beautifully gorgeous!!!!! She had that Michelle Obama look to her. Someone to look out for!!!!
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Nyasha is a beautiful Zimbo!!

Nyasha is a beautiful Zimbo!! Congrats from a fellow Zimbo! Zvaitwa!!
Porky Pig Eubanks's picture

Nobody fucking with MOMMA

Nobody fucking with MOMMA AFRICA PERIOD!!!!!!!These crakkkkas are scared of the original black woman taking over they RUN WAYS,MODEL INDUSTRIES and shit, so what do?? They do try to break the AFRICAN SPIRIT!!!!! BUT YOU CRAKKKAS CANT BREAK A WARRIOR SPIRIT!!!!!That's why i wake up everyday THANKING GOD I GOT THE BLOOD OF A AFRICAN RUNNING THROUGH MY VEINS. Unlike these black women who hate it to deathhhh and want claim anything but it !!when they damn near more African than africannnnnns, but they let these crakkkas dictate who they are, what they should look like, how they should dress, etc...That's why imma have my black daughter and anybody she associate with shitting on these devils!!!!!They think they run shit now, mutha fuckers gone fear usss!!!!!! While yall waiting on the next or trying to create the next beyonce and nicki manaj. Goddamnit im working on the next qqueeen that going make my ppl look good and feel good!!!!!!!! Uhuru Sasaaaaa Letsgetit im outttttt
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