Our ambassador is Frederique van der Wal. She is a supermodel, entrepreneur, producer and host. She has appeared on the covers and inside the pages of beauty and fashion magazines worldwide, including Vogue, Harper’s Bazaar and Cosmopolitan as well as big campaigns ranging from Victoria’s Secret to Revlon. She has also been profiled in magazines as Forbes and Instyle. She has taken her global success in fashion and beauty and translated it into an entrepreneurial career that spans the international world of print, film, television and the flower company Frederique’s Choice.
She is very active in the social field with a special focus on the conservation of nature. She is very important for our foundation and we are incredibly happy to have her, thank you Frederique!
"In 2010 I was asked for the television series ‘Waar is de Mol?' with tv personality Johnny de Mol in the Netherlands. I was allowed to choose the location anywhere in the world. My dream and deepest wish was to go to the Amazon and be able to meet an indigenous tribe. That dream became a reality and changed me profoundly. We went to Ecuador into the heart of the Amazon. I was so moved by the magic of the incredible biodiverse and mighty forest. I was in awe of the Huaorani people and their way of living.
Stalin was an amazing guide who used to live with them and taught me a lot about their way of life and whats happening. Realizing that the Huaorani’s way of life is threatened and destroyed every day by oil companies and loggers and the disappearing of this pristine forest is disastrous for us all. Upon return I was so moved by my trip and the fate of the Huaorani’s and the Amazon,I felt compelled to do something to help.
So I told myself, if there is anything I can do, I will. I became the ambassador to the Save The Native Forest. I was able to raise funds for the foundation through a collaboration with Samsung and I have continued my support in many ways to raise awareness and funds."