Londiwe Simelane, South African Model - Travel portrait photography by Lola Akinmade ÅkerströmLondiwe Simelane, South African Model - Travel portrait photography by Lola Akinmade ÅkerströmLondiwe Simelane, South African Model - Travel portrait photography by Lola Akinmade Åkerström

Meet Londiwe “Londy” Simelane; a South African beauty I got to spend some time with while in Durban. According to Londy, growing up, she was the tallest in her class and was often called funny names for it.

“It was then that I wanted to do something amazing with my height,” says Londy. “I started my modeling career with the ambition to make it specifically into the fitness modeling industry 12 years ago.”

I was in South Africa filming “Through the Lens” in partnership with South African Tourism and National Geographic Channel. Read more about this exciting project.