Nicole Elikolani Prescovia Scherzinger (born June 29, 1978), also known Nicole Kea, is an American singer-songwriter/dancer and actress best known for her work as the lead vocalist for The Pussycat Dolls.
Scherzinger was born in Honolulu, Hawaii to a Filipino father and a Hawaiian/Russian mother. She grew up in Louisville, Kentucky with stepfather Gary Scherzinger, who is of German descent, mother Rosemary and sister Ke'ala. Nicole took her step-father's surname, as he raised her and she has always considered him to be her father. She began her life as a performer in Louisville, attending the Youth Performing Arts School at duPont Manual High School and performing with Actors Theatre of Louisville. Scherzinger majored in theater arts at Wright State University, but put her studies on hold in 1999 to sing backing vocals for the rock band Days of the New.
Nicole Scherzinger in the Pussycat Dolls
After a series of performances on shows such as The Tonight Show with Jay Leno and Jimmy Kimmel Live, Nicole and the Pussycat Dolls began work on their debut album. PCD was released in September 2005 to critical and financial acclaim. As for Nicole's private life, she prefers to stay out of the limelight -- doubtless a difficult task during her brief engagement to Nick Hexum, the lead singer of 311.
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- Nicole Scherzinger moves in perfect sync with shirtless beau Thom Evans in couples' workout - Daily Mail
- Nicole Scherzinger goes for a cheeky grab of beau Thom Evans' bottom during romantic Yosemite trip - Daily Mail
- Nicole Scherzinger and boyfriend Thom Evans go house hunting in Los Angeles - Daily Mail
- Age-defying Nicole Scherzinger looks 'otherworldly' in striking bare-faced snap - Mirror Online
- Nicole Scherzinger sizzles in crop top and leggings for latest workout photoshoot - Mirror Online
- Nicole Scherzinger does the splits upside down and says she’s ‘unstoppable’ amid pregnancy rumours - The Sun
- Nicole Scherzinger sizzles in a metallic swimsuit as she enjoys a freezing ice bath - Daily Mail
- Nicole Scherzinger and Thom Evans explore Yosemite National Park - Daily Mail
- Nicole Scherzinger deletes Instagram pic after fans say she’s showing a baby bump before reposting it later - The Sun
- Nicole Scherzinger and Thom Evans cuddle up as they house-hunt in LA ahead of moving in together - The Sun
- Simon Ourian's Coolaser Transforms Nicole Scherzinger - California Herald
- Nicole Scherzinger pulls off impressive yoga pose to kickstart her week - Daily Mail
- Nicole Scherzinger grabs boyfriend Thom Evans’ bum in loved-up video from Yosemite getaway - The Sun
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