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?, Microwave Communications Incorporated, and Victoria"s Secret, and has been profiled in such varied magazines as "Forbes" and "InStyle."
In 2003, Van der Wal appeared in a stage production of The Vagina Monologues (Washington District of Columbia), and has performed in feature films by acclaimed directors Barry Sonnenfeld ("The Wild, Wild West"), Woody Allen ("Celebrity"), James Toback ("Two Girls & A Guy") and Wim Wenders. Van der Wal has also appeared on programs including: Oprah, Entertainment Tonight, Access Hollywood, Global Media Arts, The Today Show, East!, Human immunoglobulin heavy-chain-variable region -1, The Late Show with David Letterman, The Tonight Show with Jay Leno, the Bloomberg Network, and Cable News Network. 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 Scripps network, The Ultimate Holiday Towns United States of America, a two-hour special for A&East, as well as a number of television programs in her native Holland.
She was The Mole in the Hawaii celebrity edition of American Broadcasting Company’s popular television series, The Mole, and was the host and producer of Discovery TLC"s Cover Shot, wherein she assembled an expert team of make-up artists and stylists to transform an everyday woman into a cover model.
Frederique is currently a featured host on RTL5"s The Face. Frederique has also been recognized as an entrepreneur - as a guest lecturer at Harvard University, and in 2011, 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. 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.
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
Van der Wal has a daughter with screenwriter Nicholas Klein, named Scyler.