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Frederique van der Wal, Former Victoria's Secret Model

We have a former Victoria Secret Model. Anyone here remember getting the catalogue growing up in the 90’s? We used to get the catalogue and it wasn’t very risqué back then. The woman who was in that catalogue more than any other woman that I remember growing up was Frederique. She was a famous super model back then.

Little did I know, this woman was quite the entrepreneur as well. Back then, models were starting to become more household names. They were more than just a face and a body, they were individuals that had personalities and you knew where they were from and maybe they had some side businesses. Now, 30 years later (probably) here I am interviewing the one and only Frederique.

She’s doing some press right now because she’s promoting a new E-commerce site that she created called Frederique’s Choice. It’s the ultimate location for beautiful curated flowers, directly from the growers and where every bouquet tells a story. So, I’m curious to find out why Frederique wanted to start this particular kind of business? Also, since she began her journey as a model, how she parleyed that into entrepreneurship and what kind of business she likes to go in to. Also how did modeling create a platform for her to be able to be a business woman. Frederique is from Holland and she really believes growing up in that country gave her this down to earthiness that she was able to use as an asset, as a model and then later as an entrepreneur.

If you’d like to learn more about Frederique, visit her website www.frederique.com or follow her on Twitter @frederiquevdwal.

One of my favorite quotes from the interview: “It’s very empowering when you make your own money.” – Click To Tweet

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