Nicole Prescovia Elikolani Valiente Scherzinger,(born June 29, 1978) is an American entertainer who is best known as the lead singer of the Pussycat Dolls.
Scherzinger became the winner of the tenth season of Dancing with the Stars in early 2010, and was hailed by judge Carrie Ann Inaba, "by far the best dancer we've ever had on the show." She will judge the American version of The X Factor which will air in fall 2011.
Scherzinger competed in the premiere season of The WB's television show Popstars, on which she earned a spot in the all-girl pop group Eden's Crush. She became one of the main vocalists for the group. Their 2001 US single "Get Over Yourself (Goodbye)" peaked at number one in sales and hit the top ten on Billboard Hot 100.
Pussycat Dolls - Jai Ho Offical Music Video
Nicole Scherzinger was born in Honolulu, Hawaii. Her father, Alfonso Valiente, is of Filipino descent, and her mother, Rosemary, is a mix of Hawaiian and Russian descent.Her mother was eighteen at the time of Scherzinger's birth and lived in an inner city neighborhood.
Scherzinger joined the Pussycat Dolls burlesque troupe, who were being re-cast as recording artists. She had first seen them performing on The Late Show with David Letterman in November 2002, where Carmen Electra sang "Big Spender" from the Bob Fosse musical Sweet Charity.
Scherzinger has frequently appeared in FHM Magazine's 100 Sexiest Women poll, ranking at 73 #in 2010, #60 in 2009, #49 in 2008, #22 in 2007 and #49 in 2006. In 2011 she jumped 64 places to rank number nine.