Zimbabwean newcomer Nyasha Matonhodze sauntered into our offices with confidence, poise, and maturity that belies her 16 years of age. It’s her statuesque grace (she’s five foot eleven) and sweet-as-pie personality that’s made her the new favorite of fashion editor Katie Grand, who kick-started Matonhodze’s career during her debut spring 2011 season when she booked the young model for Louis Vuitton, Emanuel Ungaro, and Loewe — all shows that Grand styles. After those key catwalk sightings, Matonhodze shot spreads for Harper’s Bazaar, Teen Vogue, and V magazine. Better yet, Matonhodze is now rumored to star in a major campaign shot by Steven Meisel and styled by Karl Templer.
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