The 43-year-old American fame, Nicole Scherzinger, is a singer, songwriter, and television personality. She started acting in plays right from the beginning of her teenage before stepping into music as her career. She began her musical career with an American rock band called Days of The New. In 2001, she won a place in Eden’s Crush, a girl group created by The WB’s Popstars. Nicole achieved definite recognition when she was placed as the lead singer of The Pussycat Dolls. And her album PCD was released in the year 2005. In 2008, she released another album called Doll Domination which became one of the best-selling girl groups.
In 2011, she released her solo album Killer Love, which contained the number-one single Don’t Hold Your Breath. And in 2014, she released another album, The Big Fat Lie. On television, she won the dance competition in the show Dancing with the Stars in 2010. Thereafter, she judged many dancing reality shows like The Sing-Off, Australia’s Got Talent, The X Factor UK for four seasons, etc. She was one of the members of the panelist on the shoe The Masked Singer. She made her debut into the acting world with a 2014 revival of the musical Cats. She also received a nomination for her acting in Lawrence Oliver Award for Best Actress in Supporting Role.
Nicole’s early life
She was born on 29th June 1978 in Honolulu, Hawaii. Her full name initially was Nicole Prascovia Elikolani Valiente. Nicole was born when her mother was seventeen years old, and her mother considered for an abortion. Her biological father left them when she was two years old. Later her mother married an American-German Gary Scherzinger. He adopted Nicole, and she also took after his title.
When she was fourteen years old, she enrolled herself in the Actors Theatre of Louisville. There she played the first-ever role of her career in a play named La Bete. She graduated from the Youth Performing Arts School (YPAS) in 1996 at DuPont Manual High School, where she participated in many dramas. She also played the role of Alice in the play Alice in Wonderland. After earning a Scholarship, she attended Wright State University, where she majored in theatre arts with a dance minor. In 2018, she was awarded the 2017 Alumna of the Year Award from the Wright State Alumni Association.
Nicole considers herself to be introverted and shy. She keeps her personal life totally up to herself, and whenever asked questions in an interview about her private life, she prefers to skip the questions. Whenever she is asked questions, she replies that her music is the only open place.
Nicole dated the lead singer of 311, Nick Hexum, from 2000 to 2004. They also got engaged to each other. Later she was in a high-profile relationship with Formula 1 World Champion Lewis Hamilton. After an on-and-off relationship of seven years, they finally separated in 2015.
She addressed her experiences with Bulimia. She fought with body dysmorphia before a photoshoot with the group that triggered her bulimic behavior. This lasted for almost a decade.
She was one of the famous personalities who endorsed Barack Obama’s presidential campaign in the year 2008.
After the 2010 Haiti earthquake, she was one of the many artists featured on the charity single, We Are the World 25 for Haiti. she participated in several shows to raise funds for orphan children. One such show is The Rocky Horror Picture Show. She is also the global ambassador for the Special Olympics. She also recorded several singles for charity shows. She recorded the song, O Holy Night, to benefit an NGO. Since 2014, she has supported UNICEF UK and has traveled to many places like the Philippines, Manila, Kenya to spread awareness about several matters.
Net worth and other ventures
Her current net worth is $14 million. And it seems that her net worth only seems to increase given the amount of work she has been doing and the projects she has been assigned to. In 2010, she signed up with a clothing brand store C&A to launch her own signature collection of clothing. In her line exclusive collection of shoes, handbags, jewelry will be found in Brazilian stores.
She has endorsed a lot of products. From 2012 to 2014, she was the brand ambassador for Herbal Essences. In 2013, she was also announced to be the brand ambassador for British Airways that promoted first-class routes to Moscow.