Frederique van der Wal

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Frederique van der Wal
Born (1967-08-30) 30 August 1967 (age 51)
Modeling information
  • Visage Management (Zurich) [1]

Frederique van der Wal (also Frédérique van der Wal[2]) (born 30 August 1967) is a former model from The Netherlands, known for having appeared in Victoria's Secret, and the covers of magazines such as Cosmopolitan and Vogue. She grew up in The Hague.


Van der Wal has appeared in campaigns for Revlon, Guess?, and Victoria's Secret. She has also been profiled in Forbes and InStyle.[3]

In 2003, van der Wal appeared in a stage production of The Vagina Monologues (Washington D.C.), and has performed in films by directors Barry Sonnenfeld (Wild Wild West), Woody Allen (Celebrity), James Toback (Two Girls and a Guy) and Wim Wenders.

She has produced and appeared on television programs including "World Class with Frederique" for the Scripts network, The Ultimate Holiday Towns USA, a two-hour special for A&E, as well as broadcasts 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.[3] Van der Wal is currently a featured host on RTL 5's The Face.

Van der Wal has also been a guest lecturer at Harvard University, and in 2011, as the recipient of the Marie Claire Entrepreneur of the Year award. She has previously 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.[4]

In 2005, her native Holland named 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.[4]

Subsequently, she created 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, and she launched the company in the US in the end of 2015. With the launch of the US business she executive produced and hosted a tv show called HomeGrownMakeover with Frederique and Carter which aired in 2016 on AETN’s ,FYI channel, a 10-episode TV series. The program transforms homes by using flowers and plants, bringing the outdoors in. [5]

Her business also appeared in the season finale of Germany's Next Topmodel with host Heidi Klum.[6]

Personal life[edit]

Van der Wal has a daughter with her partner Nicholas Klein, Scyler Pim van der Wal Klein.[citation needed] Her brother is the New York independent art advisor and curator Michiel van der Wal.



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  2. ^ 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.
  3. ^ a b ""Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2012-07-15. Retrieved 2012-01-03.CS1 maint: Archived copy as title (link)
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  6. ^ <"Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2012-07-12. Retrieved 2012-01-03.CS1 maint: Archived copy as title (link)>

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