Frederique van der Wal

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Frederique van der Wal
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Modeling information
Agency
  • Iconicfocus Models (New York)
  • Visage Management (Zurich) [1]

Frederique van der Wal (also Frédérique van der Wal[2]) (born 30 August 1967) is a Dutch former model, known for having appeared in Victoria's Secret, and the covers of magazines such as Cosmopolitan and Vogue. She grew up in The Hague. Her brother is the New York independent art advisor and curator Michiel van der Wal.

Career[edit]

Van der Wal has appeared in campaigns for Revlon, Guess?, and Victoria's Secret, and, according to her web site, she has 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 (The Wild, Wild West), Woody Allen (Celebrity), James Toback (Two Girls and a Guy) and Wim Wenders.

She has produced and been 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 entitled "Frederique's Choice". van der Wal and her business appeared in the season finale of Germany's Next Topmodel with host Heidi Klum.[5]

Personal life[edit]

Van der Wal has a daughter with her partner Nicholas Klein.[citation needed]

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