Frederique van der Wal

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Frederique van der Wal
Born (1967-08-30) August 30, 1967 (age 49)
The Hague, Zuid-Holland, The Netherlands
Modeling information
Height 5 ft 11 in (1.80 m)
Hair color blonde
Eye color blue-green
This is a Dutch name; the family name is van der Wal, not Wal.

Frederique van der Wal (also Frédérique van der Wal[1]) (born August 30, 1967) is a Dutch model, businesswoman and entrepreneur best known for her appearances in Victoria's Secret, and the covers of such magazines as Cosmopolitan and Vogue. Van der Wal grew up in The Hague. Van der Wal is the only sister of the well-known Brooklyn, New York independent art advisor and curator Michiel van der Wal.


Frederique van der Wal, has taken her success in fashion and beauty, and translated it into a career that spans the worlds of fashion, film, television and business.

She has appeared in prestigious campaigns for Revlon, Guess?, MCI, and Victoria's Secret, and has been profiled in such varied magazines as Forbes and InStyle.[2]

In 2003, Van der Wal appeared in a stage production of The Vagina Monologues (Washington D.C.), and has performed in feature films by acclaimed directors Barry Sonnenfeld (The Wild, Wild West), Woody Allen (Celebrity), James Toback (Two Girls and a Guy) and Wim Wenders. Van der Wal has also appeared on programs including The Oprah Winfrey Show, Entertainment Tonight, Access Hollywood, GMA, The Today Show, E!, VH-1, The Late Show with David Letterman, The Tonight Show with Jay Leno, the Bloomberg Network, and CNN.[2]

She has produced and hosted numerous television shows and segments varying from EXTRA to FOX along with such shows as "World Class with Frederique" for the Scripts network, The Ultimate Holiday Towns USA, a two-hour special for A&E, as well as a number of television programs in her native Holland. She was the Mole in the Hawaii celebrity edition of ABC’s popular TV series The Mole, and was the host and producer of Discovery TLC'sCover Shot, wherein she assembled an expert team of make-up artists and stylists to transform an everyday woman into a cover model.[2] Frederique is currently a featured host on RTL 5's The Face.

Frederique has also been recognized as an entrepreneur, as a guest lecturer at Harvard University, and in 2011, as the recipient of the Marie Claire Entrepreneur of the Year award. In the past, Frederique has been involved in licensing deals carrying her name as diverse as a line of lingerie, sleepwear and loungewear, a bathing suit line, a workout video, a signature fragrance, and a calendar. [3]

In 2005, Frederique's native Holland bestowed the great distinction of naming a lily in her honor. The Frederique’s Choice Lily was unveiled at a ceremony in Amsterdam, and inspired her to develop, produce and host a television program called The Invisible Journey with the Discovery Channel, which traced the route a flower travels from the growing fields of Africa, through the markets and auction houses in the Netherlands, to a special event in New York City.[3]

The Invisible Journey led Frederique to create a lifestyle brand within the flower industry, Frederique’s Choice. Since its launch in Europe during the spring of 2008, Frederique's Choice has been featured internationally to great acclaim. Frederique's Choice ships to Belgium, Germany and The Netherlands. In 2011, to launch the German extension of Frederique's Choice, van der Wal appeared in the season finale of Germany's Next Top Model with host Heidi Klum[4]

Van der Wal has a daughter with screenwriter Nicholas Klein named Scyler.



  1. ^ Sean Penn and Veronique Vial. Women Before 10 a.m.; powerHouse Books; 2001; Page 60 ISBN 1-57687-120-7; ISBN 978-1-57687-120-1
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