Nicole Scherzinger born Nicole Prescovia Elikolani Valiente June 29, 1978, 41 year old is an American singer, songwriter, dancer, actress and television personality. Born in Honolulu, Hawaii, and raised in Louisville, Kentucky, she initially performed in high school at Clark AB plays and studied at Wright State University before dropping out to pursue a musical career touring alongside American rock band Days of the New and through Popstars, became part of the short-lived girl group Eden’s Crush. Scherzinger rose to fame as the lead singer of the Pussycat Dolls and released the albums PCD (2005) and Doll Domination (2008) becoming one of the world’s best-selling girl groups of all time.
Nicole Prescovia Elikolani Valiente was born in Honolulu, on the island of Oahu, Hawai’i, into a Catholic family on June 29, 1978. Her father, Alfonso Valiente, is of Filipino descent, while her mother, Rosemary Elikolani, has Native Hawaiian, Samoan and Ukrainian ancestry. Scherzinger’s parents separated when she was still a baby. When she was six years old, her maternal family moved to Louisville, Kentucky,with her sister, Keala, and her German American stepfather, Gary Scherzinger.She took her stepfather’s surname after he adopted her. She first attended Bowen Elementary, and later attended Meyzeek Middle School as an adolescent. Scherzinger states that, growing up, her family did not have a lot of money, and she credits her mother for supporting her to become what she is today. Scherzinger began performing in Louisville, attending the Youth Performing Arts School at duPont Manual High School, and performing with Actors Theatre of Louisville.
Scherzinger’s early years in the Pussycat Dolls were marred with difficulties. During her first photo shoot with the group, she was required to wear nothing more than a bra, underwear and garters; uncomfortable with her own body she started to suffer from bulimia. In order to overcome her struggle with bulimia, she saw therapists and life coaches and recorded a PSA for the website Half of Us to raise awareness about the eating disorder. The eating disorder lasted for eight years, remarking that it would have destroyed her life.
Nicole Scherzinger devastated by Cats film snub – Nicole Scherzinger was “devastated” that she couldn’t audition for the ‘Cats’ movie.
The ‘Pussycat Dolls’ singer previously played during the show’s West End run in 2014, but casting directors were not interested in seeing her …
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