That's how to make a comeback! WAG Sylvie Van Der Vaart returns to the catwalk for lingerie show three years after battling breast cancer
13:55 GMT, 5 July 2012
It is not unusual to see a WAG posing happily in her underwear.
But this statuesque blonde has more reason to smile than most, as just three years ago she was battling cancer after finding a lump in her breast.
Walking for lingerie brand Hunkemolle at Berlin's fashion week last night Dutch model Sylvie Van Der Vart made a sensational comeback as she posed in a black feathered underwear set studded with diamonds.
Comeback: WAG Sylvie Van Der Vaart made a sensational comeback walking in Berlin Fashion Week last night, three years after battling breast cancer
Lucky man: Sylvie blows a kiss to her footballer husband in her black outfit, before changing into a stunning dress for a later part of the show
Later she closed the show in a dramatic
peach lace gown and corset top to huge cheers from the audience,
especially husband – and Tottenham midfielder Rafael van der Haart – who
planted a huge kiss on the 34-year-old in front of delighted
photographers on the red carpet.
After finding a lump in her breast in 2009, model and TV presenter Sylvie underwent surgery and a gruelling six months of post-operation chemotherapy which saw her lose her famous blonde locks.
After having her head shaved, the mother-of-one wore wigs until husband Rafael persuaded her to go natural while appearing on the German version of Let's Dance.
Finale: The corset top and full skirt combination highlighted Sylvie's petite frame
Dramatic: Sylvie posed up in front of the lingerie models and men on pink motorbikes as she closed the show
Golden couple: a kiss from husband Rafael
Speaking previously about her cancer diagnosis, Sylvie said: 'All the luxuries in the world are no protection against that
moment when you are told the diagnosis. Then you are just a woman.
me, it was as if a bomb had gone off under our lives. Whether you are
rich or poor, beautiful or ugly, young or old, cancer knows no
Since declaring herself cancer-free
and moving to the UK, the glamorous blonde has bounced back and is
making the most of her life a one of the 'new Beckhams' with husband
The Dutch couple
jetted to St Tropez as soon as the Holland team crashed out of the Euro
2012 football championship, and Sylvie loves showing off her glamorous
lifestyle to her 64,000 Twitter followers – often posting pictures of
photo shoots, private jets, lunches and parties that she attends.
Going for the natural look: Sylvie's husband Rafael persuaded her to unveil her short hair on Germany's Let's Dance after she lost her locks due to chemotherapy