Nicole Scherzinger, American singer with Russian roots
Nicole Scherzinger is an American singer, songwriter, dancer, choreographer, record producer, model, television personality and actress. Scherzinger is well known as the lead singer of the Pussycat Dolls.
Nicole (her full name is Nicole Prescovia Elikolani Valiente) was born on June 29, 1978 in Honolulu, Hawaii, into a staunchly Roman Catholic family. Her father, Alfonso Valiente, is of Filipino descent, and her mother, Rosemary, is mixed Hawaiian and Russian descent, as Nicole’s grandmother was Russian while her grandfather is Hawaiian.
In December 2010 Scherzinger left the group and began a solo career with the release of her debut studio album Killer Love. Her single Don’t Hold Your Breath was number one on the UK Singles Chart.
In early 2010 Scherzinger became the winner of the tenth season of Dancing with the Stars and in the next year she was a judge on the first season of The X Factor USA.
As a teenager, Scherzinger was the first runner-up at the 1996 Kentucky State Fair’s Coca-Cola Talent Classic contest.
Scherzinger was offered to become the fourth member of The Black Eyed Peas, but she had to refuse because she was a member of Eden’s Crush and was under contract. After leaving Eden’s Crush Nicole made a few promotional solo appearances under the stage name of Nicole Kea.
Scherzinger appeared in the TV comedy, Half & Half, My Wife and Kids and the 2003 film, Love Don’t Cost a Thing. She also made an appearance in the Nickelodeon show, Big Time Rush, as herself.
She appeared on the covers of numerous Cosmopolitan editions (British, Bulgarian, Croatian, Estonian, Italian, Indonesian, Latvian, Lithuanian, Mexican, Mongolian, Portuguese, Romanian, Spanish and others). Scherzinger is one of the 100 Sexiest Women according to FHM Magazine.
For three years Nicole was together with 311 singer, Nick Hexum.
She had a brief relationship with reality TV star, Talan Torriero.
In 2008 Scherzinger began dating 2008 Formula One World Champion, Lewis Hamilton. The singer met him in November 2007 at the European Music Awards in Munich. The couple split in January 2010 when they had been together for 20 months. Then they were together again, and then split again. The couple blamed their hectic lifestyles for the on-off relationship.
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