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Overview (4)

Date of Birth 29 June 1978Honolulu, Hawaii, USA
Birth NameNicole Elikolani Valiente Prescovia Scherzinger
Nicknames Cola
Elikolani
The Lead Pussycat
Nikki
Height 5' 5" (1.65 m)

Mini Bio (1)

Nicole Scherzinger was born on June 29 in Honolulu, and raised in Louisville, Kentucky. While attending a performing arts high school, she won the Coca-Cola Classic Talent Contest and performed in many plays at The Actors Theatre of Louisville. She then furthered her studies majoring in theater arts at Wright State University before entering the premiere season of the WB's television show, Popstars (2000), where she earned the role of lead vocalist in the female pop group, "Eden's Crush".

Outside of her work with The Pussycat Dolls, Nicole recently performed with Japanese superstar, Yoshiki Hayashi, at the Tokyo International Forum of Japan and had guest appearances on My Wife and Kids (2001) and Wanda at Large (2003). Nicole also has a single, "Breakfast in Bed", out on Adam Sandler's 50 First Dates (2004) soundtrack.

- IMDb Mini Biography By: AlishaSquarePants

Trade Mark (1)

Long dark hair

Trivia (25)

Mother was a professional hula dancer.
Former member of teen pop group "Eden's Crush".
Attended Wright State University in Fairborn, Ohio
Is a member of The Pussycat Dolls.
She was born in Honolulu, Hawaii, and was raised in Louisville, Kentucky. Her father is of Filipino descent, from Batanes Island, Philippines. Her mother has Native Hawaiian and Ukrainian ancestry. One of Nicole's maternal great-grandfathers, John Ivan Lenchanko, was born in 1913, in Keanae, Maui, to Niketa Dimtri Lenchanko and Paraskovia Zenchenko, who were Ukrainian immigrants.
Even though she is of Filipino, Native Hawaiian, and Ukrainian descent, she played a Puerto Rican in 2003's Chasing Papi (2003).
Has a younger sister named Ke'ala.
Her mother's name is Rosemary, and her step-dad's name is Gary.
Joined the infamous Burlesque group The Pussycat Dolls under the stage name Nicole Kea.
Opened for *NSYNC on their "Pop Odessey Tour" as a member of Eden's Crush.
Toured with Days of the New as a female background vocalist.
Has worked with the The Black Eyed Peas, Busta Rhymes and Timberland.
Song "Don't Cha", with The Pussycat Dolls, went to number one in America.
She majored in theater during her college years and she's planning on going back to stage on Broadway.
She describes herself as a spiritual, hardworking, and passionate person.
Her favorite bands are U2 and The Black Eyed Peas.
Her favorite movie is Napoleon Dynamite (2004).
Her favorite Pussycat Doll song from PCD is "Feelin' Good".
Ranked #22 on the Maxim magazine Hot 100 of 2007 list.
Often confused with model/actress Alexandra Cheron and vice versa because they look so much alike.
Auditioned for the musical, "Miss Saigon", because she was inspired by Lea Salonga. She did not know how she fared in the audition because by then, she was accepted as member of The Pussycat Dolls.
Was a last minute addition to US: The X Factor (2004) after Cheryl Cole was dropped.
Doing some final touches on her solo album due for release before Christmas [November 2006]
Working on The Pussycat Dolls' second album, that is due for release in the middle of next year. [October 2006]
Admires actresses Marion Cotillard and Cameron Diaz.

Personal Quotes (48)

Once you stay true to just having a good time and being honest to your fans and your audience, you can't go wrong.
Dancing is another way to communicate. That's what separates The Pussycat Dolls from other groups.
I'm a strong believer in 'everything is meant to be for a reason.'
I think shoulders are sexier than cleavage.
I see lots of women having beautiful children later in life. And, if not, just freeze your eggs!
I love what I do and I strive to be better; that's what keeps me going. I'm never a slacker, always a striver.
I love making down-home Southern cooking, and just chilling out and having cakes and pies and baking stuff, you know. I'm a pretty simple girl.
In normal life people say, 'You're so different than on stage!' Offstage I'm down to earth, simple and a very goofy girl... I like to make goofy faces, be dorky and not take things too seriously. I just love to laugh.
If believing in yourself and going after what you want in life and realizing your worth is ruthless and selfish, then I'm definitely ruthless and selfish.
I love a man with a great sense of humor and who is intelligent - a man who has a great smile. He has to make me laugh. I like a man who is very ambitious and driven and who has a good heart and makes me feel safe. I like a man who is very strong and independent and confident - that is very sexy - but at the same time, he's very kind to people.
It's important for a woman to feel good in her clothes. It's OK to have curves and to work them.
You cry and you scream and you stomp your feet and you shout. You say, 'You know what? I'm giving up, I don't care.' And then you go to bed and you wake up and it's a brand new day, and you pick yourself back up again.
I don't really believe in diets. I love food... If I deprive myself, I'm going to want it more. I snack on yogurt, raw cashews and cherry tomatoes.
I can be quite daring with my clothes but I believe that you have to feel comfortable and confident to carry off whatever it is you're wearing.
Girl power is about loving yourself and having confidence and strength from within, so even if you're not wearing a sexy outfit, you feel sexy.
Confidence comes with maturity, being more accepting of yourself.
A lot of songs are empowering because everybody who has been through a hard time in a relationship or in their lives can relate to it.
I'm definitely not the type to have a sing-off. I'm not catty like that. I sing for the right reasons.
I've always had a fighter's spark in me. I was born with it. I think it's in my blood.
I've never seen myself as sexy. I see myself as a goofball.
It takes time to really understand your body shape and it's taken me years to know what I can and can't pull off.
Music is my passion - it's what I love and it's in my blood. You can never take me away from my work.
My bulimia was my addiction. Hurting myself was my addiction... The music is what saved me. That's the only thing I can trust.
My favorite songs are the ones that really come from the heart.
To be honest, I miss the old Hollywood way of having some mystique about the star.
You know, I try to avoid Googling myself, but sometimes I slip up. Sometimes I just want to see how the world is viewing me on a particular day.
Although religion was around me my whole life I never felt it was forced upon me. It is my centering, my grounding, the soul of me. I feel I'm nothing without it.
Growing up, I was very conservative in my wardrobe, so when I first joined The Pussycat Dolls, the biggest challenge was wearing those cabaret costumes. I didn't feel comfortable showing my body so much, showing my legs and butt, chest and midriff.
Growing up, my mom was very strict about how I dressed and how I behaved, and I said to myself that I wasn't going to be like that. But now I know I'm going to be exactly like my mom. I'm going to be worse!
I come from a strong religious background, and I had a very conservative upbringing. So I was nervous, and confused. Here I was wanting to be Whitney Houston, so why did I have to dress in lingerie to do that? I didn't get it.
I definitely have the eye of the tiger. I've fought my way to where I am and will continue to do so. I'm a hard worker - I get it from my family. We only know work. Nothing was handed to us. When I believe in something, I go after it. It's very hard to tell me 'no.'
I don't like my thighs, the back of my legs or my chubby knees. I wear clothes that show off my legs in pictures and videos but not often when I'm appearing live.
I never know if a song's going to be popular so I don't select them with that in mind. All I can do is follow my heart and my gut and go for songs that make me feel great.
I think the sexiest thing about a man is that he's confident. Sure, sometimes you meet someone and you see his appearance first, but then you get to know him, and he looks completely different to you.
I was a shy kid, but somehow I knew I would make it as a performer. I'd always be telling my mum that I was going to be a famous singer. In my school yearbooks I would write, 'Remember me when I'm famous.' I knew I had a gift.
I was a very quiet, shy child. I grew up in a small town, Louisville, Kentucky, and there weren't too many Hawaiian-Filipino girls, so I stuck out like a sore thumb. I didn't look like everyone else and didn't feel I belonged... But these things only build character and make you stronger. It taught me to grow into the woman I was to become.
I would be a horrible lip-syncher. I would only ever sing live - that's why people come and see the show. It's not the easiest thing in the world to sing and dance at the same time, which is why I'm grateful to be able to do both.
I'm going to take care of the man I'm with. I grew up in a household where my mum takes care of my dad - she cooks, she does everything - and that's the kind of girl I am.
I'm no diva but I can be annoying in a recording studio. Of course I try to be a diva in terms of confidence of performance and owning a song but I've never behaved like one in terms of the negative connotations of the word.
I'm way better in person than I am on things like Twitter. I know Twitter is the best and fastest way to connect with fans who really appreciate you but I'm still not cool with it - although I am trying! I try my best but I'm a one-on-one person and I don't want to tell people I'm on the toilet or I just brushed my teeth.
I've always been too hard on myself to behave like I've arrived or even to enjoy whatever success I've had. I've always envisioned myself higher than where I was and I still do. With each success I think, 'That's nice but I'm supposed to go there!'
It turns out that understanding the British public is not rocket science. The British appreciate honesty and they also have a bonkers, off-the-wall sense of humor like me.
Love makes me vulnerable. In business I'm tough on myself - I'm like a drill sergeant. If I'm down, I'm used to getting right back up, but when it comes to love, your heart can't do that.
The problem is I'm a perfectionist, so the producer might say he's happy with my vocal take but I'll say, 'No, it can be better.' I'll do it again and again until I feel I've got the truth out of a song.
When I hit my thirties, that's when I calmed down and I wasn't so tough on myself. I wasn't doing the yo-yo dieting any more. I gave myself a break. I think that, if you're more accepting of yourself, you're more free and open and can just allow more people in.
When I'm a mum, I'm not going to be one of those mums who has nannies. Actually, I might have nannies - never say never - but I'm not having someone else raise my kids.
When you break a sweat you just feel great. You've got your endorphins going. You feel better. You look better. And if you aren't able to get a workout in, try to find a steam room somewhere. You just look and feel so much better after a sweat.
[webchat with Stylist Magazine, June 2014]) I would really love to dabble in acting - I'd love to do films but that will take time. An actress I really admire is Marion Cotillard, also Cameron Diaz. Beautiful strong women who aren't afraid to be goofy...

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