Nicole ScherzingerPosted in Pics on September 20th, 2010 by Jody
Nicole Prescovia Elikolani Valiente Scherzinger is best known as the lead singer of the Pussycat Dolls. She was born in Honolulu to a Filipino father and a Hawaiian/Russian mother. She grew up in Louisville, Kentucky, where she was raised by her mother and stepfather (from whom she received her German last name), and she went to college at Wright State University.
She got her start in the music industry as a backing vocalist for Days of the New. She later competed in the original version of WB’s Popstars, earning a spot on the girl group Eden’s Crush. After the group folded, she worked on a few other projects before becoming the lead singer of the Pussycat Dolls, which up until that point had been exclusively a burlesque group. Their biggest hit, “Don’t Cha”, is a play on Sir Mix-A-Lot’s classic jam “Swass”. She has also had success as a solo artist.
More recently, she was the winner of season 10 of Dancing with the Stars, starred in a production of the musical Rent with fellow part-Filipina singer/actress Vanessa Hudgens, and is reportedly set to be a judge on the US version of Simon Cowell’s X-Factor (she was previously a guest judge on the UK version of the show).
Like fellow half-Asian beauty Jessica Michibata (who is dating Jenson Button), Nicole is dating a Formula One race car driver (Lewis Hamilton).
Pictures after the jump.
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