Over the weekend, at Zimbabwe Achievers Awards, model du jour and the 2011 Face of Louis Vuitton Nyasha Matonhodze won the Young Achievers Award. Unfortunately, the high flyer that the 17-year-old already is, she was en route to New York and unable to pick up her award in person.

Today we bring you this brand new black and white images of Nyasha photographed by Niclas Heikkinen along with Nyasha’s career highlights to date.

31 JUL, 1994
Born in Zimbabwe
Becomes finalist in Elite Model Look
Signs contract with Elite Models in Paris and Milan
SEP 2010
Debuts at the spring Louis Gray show in London; also walks for Loewe, Jonathan Saunders, Emanuel Ungaro, and Louis Vuitton
NOV 2010
Appears in Wonderland editorial, photographed by Xevi Muntane
Signs contract with Marilyn Agency
Appears in spring issue of V, photographed by Peter Funch
FEB 2011
Walks the fall Halston, Marc by Marc Jacobs, Michael Kors, Emanuel Ungaro, Loewe, and Louis Vuitton shows in New York and Paris
MAR 2011
Appears in editorials for Harper’s Bazaar and Teen Vogue
APR 2011
Teen Vogue features Matonhodze as a face to watch
Featured on the fall cover of Love, photographed by Mert Alas and Marcus Piggott
Models for the Louis Vuitton fall ad campaign
SEP 2011
Matonhodze records her New York Fashion Week for The Cut Video»
OCT 2011
Closes the spring Balenciaga show in Paris
OCT 2011
Appears in editorials for W and Numero
NOV 2011
Appears in editorials for Vogue and Numero
DEC 2011
Appears in Vogue editorial, photographed by Norman Jean Roy
Click here for New York Magazine’s interview with Nyasha from May 2011.

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