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Nyasha Matonhodze, 16 Years Old, On Bagging Louis Vuitton Campaign: I Thought 'Lord You Are Lucky!' (PHOTOS)

Huffington Post     First Posted: 05/24/2011 3:00 pm   Updated: 07/24/2011 5:12 am

A Zimbabwean-born, British-raised sixteen-year-old model has been chosen as one of the new faces of Louis Vuitton, starring in the maison's fall/winter advertising campaign.

Discovered only last year, fresh-faced Nyasha Matonhodze has already starred in a handful of magazine editorials, including some big-name magazines such as Teen Vogue and Harper's Bazaar, and has walked in dozens of runway shows.

Upon learning that she had been selected as one of the stars of the upcoming Vuitton campaign, Nyasha 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."

She previously 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."

This rising star certainly has a promising career ahead of her, as evidenced by her breathtaking Vuitton ad and fierce runway walk. Take a look at some of Nyasha's photos below:


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