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Frederique van der Wal laughs heartily

Model Frederique van der Wal shares a hearty laugh with photographers at the 2008 World Ocean Day at Rockefeller Center in New York City. The date was June 4, 2008. Frederique van der Wal was born in 1967, so she turned 41 the year this photo was taken. During her years as a model for Victoria's Secret lingerie, Frederique was known for her serene (even solemn) closed-lipped glances at the camera. So it's nice to see her laugh. On her official site she says, "One of the great gifts of getting older is that you stop taking yourself so damn serious. Laughter and being curious are my go-to now.”

See our biography of Frederique Van der Wal