Nicole Scherzinger is a Actor American born on 29 june 1978 at Honolulu (USA)
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Birth name Nicole Prascovia Elikolani Valiente ScherzingerNationality USABirth 29 june 1978
(41 years) at Honolulu (USA
Nicole Scherzinger (/niˈkoʊl ˈʃɜrzɪŋər/; born Nicole Prescovia Elikolani Valiente; June 29, 1978) is an American singer, dancer, actress and television personality. After reaching one-hit wonder success with girl group Eden's Crush, she signed with Interscope Records in 2003 as a member of the Pussycat Dolls, a burlesque troupe-turned-recording act. During her time as lead singer, Scherzinger generated controversy concerning the emphasis of her role in the group. The group established themselves as a prominent girl group with the release of their debut album, PCD (2005) which spawned the top five hits "Don't Cha" and "Stickwitu". Scherzinger can now be seen as co-host alongside Neil Patrick Harris on the hit variety show Best Time Ever with Neil Patrick Harris, which airs live Tuesday nights on NBC.
The group's second and final studio album, Doll Domination (2008) spawned the worldwide hits "When I Grow Up" and "I Hate This Part" and a collaboration with A. R. Rahman on a pop version of "Jai Ho" entitled "Jai Ho! (You Are My Destiny)" from Slumdog Millionaire (2008), established Scherzinger as a solo artist. Following her departure, Scherzinger won season ten of Dancing with the Stars (2010). In 2011 she released her long-awaited debut studio album, Killer Love to resulting success in sales and on the charts. It featured singles "Don't Hold Your Breath" and "Right There". Scherzinger left Interscope Records in late 2013, signed a multimillion-dollar contract with Sony Music Entertainment and released her second studio album, Big Fat Lie (2014). From 2012 to 2013, Scherzinger served as a judge on the UK version of The X Factor and won with James Arthur in her first year, in a season where all three of her acts made it to the top 5, and also helped Jahméne Douglas to second place, and Ryan Clark to fifth place; Scherzinger was also a judge for one season on the American X Factor in 2011. As an actress she appeared in films such as Men in Black 3 (2011) and received critical acclaim for her performances in Rent (2010) and her West End debut starring as Grizabella for the revival of the musical Cats (2014–15) for which she received a nomination for the Laurence Olivier Award for Best Actress in a Supporting Role in a Musical. In 2015, Scherzinger took part in an action-variety show called I Can Do That (U.S. TV series) where she became its first-ever champion.
Throughout a career spanning 13 years, she has had 3 UK number one singles, sold over 16 million albums and over 37 million singles worldwide and 16 million records as a solo artist, and a further 54 million with Pussycat Dolls, making the group one of the best-selling girl groups of all time. Since her first chart entry in 2005, Scherzinger has also scored 20 top 20 hits on the UK Singles Chart. Outside of her work in the entertainment industry, Nicole has many other ventures like Herbal Essences, Müller (company) and more. She is also is an Ambassador for UNICEF and a Global Ambassador for the Special Olympics and is involved in charitable activities.
From 2007 to 2010, Scherzinger was in a relationship with Formula 1 World Champion, Lewis Hamilton. In January 2010, it was announced that Hamilton and Scherzinger had split up. The couple reunited until another split in 2011 due to conflicting work schedules. They reportedly reunited again in January 2012, but by July 2013 they had once more ended the relationship but got back together again in March 2014. In February 2015, Scherzinger and Hamilton split up again.
In 2014 Scherzinger and Hamilton went on a pilgrimage to the Vatican. They viewed a papal chalice and met with Pope Francis for a blessing on their engagement.
In 2012, Scherzinger publicly revealed her eight-year struggle with bulimia, explaining how during her time in the Pussycat Dolls, "I just hated myself. I was in a group but I never felt so alone in my life... I never did drugs, but hurting myself was my addiction. The music is what saved me. That's the only thing I can trust." Paula Abdul applauded Scherzinger for overcoming her bulimia addiction. Scherzinger is a distant cousin of Korean underground rapper Dok2.
The X Factor controversies
In week 7 of The X Factor (U.S.), L.A. Reid voted to eliminate contestant Rachel Crow from the show over Marcus Canty, who had two votes; Scherzinger, not wanting to send either home, cast the second vote against Rachel, which took the results to deadlock. Immediately after the public results were revealed and Crow was eliminated, she collapsed onstage and cried inconsolably. Steve Jones asked Scherzinger whether she had anything to say, but she was too upset to respond and shook her head and turned away. Scherzinger was booed off the stage and rumors spread that her future on the show was now in jeopardy. She subsequently received death threats from some viewers, to which fellow judge Simon Cowell defended her, saying "If there are death threats and stuff like that, it's crazy. Nicole is not a vindictive person." According to an interview with People Magazine, Scherzinger admitted feeling regrets voting Crow off the show and felt like she let her down. "When I saw that look on her face [I felt] that I let her down, like I dropped her. I could have been holding on and I dropped her," Scherzinger told People. On September 30, 2012, Scherzinger decided to put Rylan Clark through to live shows on The X Factor (UK), which caused controversy for both.