Born Nicole Prascovia Elikolani Valiente on June 29, 1978, Nicole Scherzinger is an American singer, songwriter, dancer, actress, and television personality. She was reared in Louisville, Kentucky, and was born in Honolulu, Hawaii.
She started acting at the age of 14 and attended Wright State University to study musical theatre.
Scherzinger dropped out of college to focus on music and toured with Days of the New before achieving small success with Eden’s Crush, a girl group formed through The WB’s Popstars.
Nicole Scherzinger’s Early Life
Nicole Prascovia Elikolani Valiente was born on June 29, 1978, in Honolulu, Hawaii. She is the daughter of Rosemary Elikolani Frederick and Alfonso Valiente, both of Filipino origin.
When Nicole was two years old, Alfonso abandoned the family. Rosemary later wed German-American Gary Scherzinger, who adopted Nicole, and she eventually assumed his last name.
Nicole Scherzinger’s Personal Life
Since Scherzinger believes herself to be timid, she keeps her private affairs to herself and avoids discussing them in interviews. Scherzinger responds, “My music is the one place I’m upfront about it,” when questioned.
From 2000 to 2004, Scherzinger dated Nick Hexum, the main singer of the band 311, and the two got engaged. Scherzinger and Formula 1 World Champion Lewis Hamilton first crossed paths at the 2007 MTV Europe Music Awards in Munich, where they later began a public romance.
Their seven-year on-and-off relationship was a tabloid staple in the British press. In February 2015, they finally parted ways. She began dating the Bulgarian tennis player Grigor Dimitrov in 2016, however, their relationship terminated in early 2019.
Thom Evans, a former Scottish rugby player, and Scherzinger’s relationship was officially announced in January 2020.
Nicole Scherzinger’s Career
Scherzinger gained notoriety as the lead vocalist of the Pussycat Dolls, one of the most successful girl groups of all time, after taking on a few small acting roles.
She played a prominent part in the organization, which caused internal conflict and ultimately led to its collapse in 2009. Despite widespread popularity, Scherzinger has had difficulty establishing a successful singing career on her own.
Her name is Nicole, and her debut EP, was a failure, so she put her first attempt on hold and moved on to somewhat successful studio albums Killer Love (2011) and Big Fat Lie (2014). The popular singles “Poison,” “Right There,” and “Don’t Hold Your Breath” are all from the album Killer Love.
Nicole Scherzinger’s Idol
Whitney Houston is Scherzinger’s main inspiration and her idol. She praised the singer’s singing prowess and stage presence while claiming that when she was younger, she wanted to be Whitney Houston.
She said, “Nobody can sing her songs as well as she can. She had such a strong energy that when she sang, it seemed as though she had wings; her voice covered the entire world.
Hers was a magnificent gift that also occurred to be wrapped up in the most exquisite manner.” She admitted that the song that inspired her to pursue music was Whitney Houston’s “The Greatest Love of All.”
Nicole Scherzinger’s Featured Movies
Nicole Scherzinger won Dancing with the Stars in 2010 and dabbled in television, acting as a judge on The Sing-Off (2009–2010), The X Factor US (2011), The X Factor UK (2012–2013, 2016–2017, 2019), and Australia’s Got Talent (2019).
She also had her West End debut in the 2014 revival of the musical Cats, and she appeared in the television movies Dirty Dancing (2017) and Annie Live! (2016) as well as the Disney animated picture Moana (2016).
Following a successful rating run as a panelist on The Masked Singer in 2019, Scherzinger returned with the Pussycat Dolls for a 2020 hour.
The tour and reunion were postponed, nevertheless, because of the COVID-19 outbreak and a legal battle between Scherzinger and Robin Antin, the group’s founding member. In 2022, Scherzinger first hinted at a solo comeback.
Scherzinger has amassed over 16 million album sales to date in her solo career and has been nominated for Grammy and Laurence Olivier Awards.
Along with running a fragrance and running gear lines, she also supports UNICEF UK and is an ambassador for the Special Olympics.
Nicole Scherzinger’s Political Involvement
Scherzinger participated in the music video for will. i.am’s song “Yes We Can” (2008), was inspired by Barack Obama’s address following the 2008 New Hampshire primary, and she supported Obama’s presidential campaign in 2008.
She has publicly opposed abortion and refuses to identify as a feminist. Instead, she declares, “I’m solely for ladies. I also support the human race as a whole.
In 2017, Scherzinger issued a “love letter” to the LGBTQ community through Billboard in which she complimented the community for “standing strong against adversity and for being a group that unites for change.” She is an advocate for LGBTQ rights.
Nicole Scherzinger’s Endorsements
Scherzinger collaborated with Unilever to record “Rio” by Duran Duran (1982). Scherzinger has her own trademark series and started advertising the imPress Nails manicure product in December 2011.
Scherzinger served as Herbal Essences’ ambassador from 2012 until 2014. She was introduced as a British Airways ambassador in March 2013 to promote first-class flights to Moscow.
Scherzinger will be the spokesperson for Müller Corner, a line of upscale yogurts, and will appear in print and television advertisements, it was revealed in April 2013. Scherzinger began working with Proactiv+ as the brand’s new celebrity ambassador in September 2014.
Scherzinger was introduced as the new face of the vitamin product Perfectil on November 29, 2016.
In March 2017, she appeared in a television advertisement for Vitabiotics’ new Perfectil marketing campaign.
Nicole Scherzinger’s Net Worth
Nicole Scherzinger is an American actress and singing singer with a $14 million dollar net worth.
Scherzinger put a lot of effort into pursuing a career in music, and when she joined the girl group the Pussycat Dolls, which was initially started as a burlesque troupe, she finally became an international success.
Nicole Scherzinger’s net worth is projected to be around $14 million as of July 2022.
American singer, songwriter, dancer, actress, and television personality Nicole Scherzinger hails from Honolulu.
As the Pussycat Dolls’ lead singer, Scherzinger gained notoriety and helped the group become one of the best-selling girl groups in history by releasing the albums “PCD” and “Doll Domination.”