Nicole Scherzinger brings F1 and Dancing With The Stars chic to X Factor –
With a recently released solo album, being the long time lead singer for the Pussycat Dolls, Mirror Ball Trophy winner of the 2010 television season of Dancing With the Stars, songwriter, and occasional actress Nicole Scherzinger can now add title of Judge for the 2011 television season of X Factor (USA) to her impressive resume. Following weeks of rumors, Fox FREMANTLEMEDIA NORTH AMERICA AND SYCO TV made its official announcement June 6 that Scherzinger will indeed join former American Idol judge Simon Cowell, L.A. Reid, and Paula Abdul on their search across America to find the next global superstar or group to win the life-changing $5 million dollar recording deal. Amazingly enough, this Pussycat caught wind of the change in her position from host to judge while reading her daily SUN. A few of Nicole’s more recent achievements include being on the cover of Women’s Fitness Magazine New Year 2011 as a celebrity health and fitness role model. The March 2011 release of her long-awaited solo-debut album, Killer Lover that boasts 14 tracks including Scherzinger’s sultry duet ‘Right There’ with 50 Cent is expected to be wildly popular for years to come — making her a great pop music judge for Simon Cowell’s X Factor project for America. And watch for her upcoming cameo in the beginning of Men in Black III when she shows her stuff in what Scherzinger calls a badass outfit that is a lot of leather.
Being a judge on X Factor should be a piece of cake for this veteran Hollywood star celeb, considering Nicole Scherzinger has previously joined Simon Cowell as a guest judge on The X Factor UK back in 2010. Let’s hope so, because rumors swirling on June 7 and 8 were that Cheryl Cole got fired in her first weeks for having thin skin and a weak constitution (physically and emotionally). Battling clinical depression and a mean case of the blues, Cheryl Cole allegedly did not get along with perky Nicole Scherzinger. Adding the age old odd-man-out triangle scenario between Cole, Scherzinger, and fellow judge Paula Abdul, Nicole was moves from role of host to judge while Cheryl Cole was kicked off. But Who is Nicole Scherzinger, really — when cameras are not rolling or the media is not looking? Will she be able to hold up to Simon’s inevitable criticism and the grueling demands of the production and filming season?
Nicole Scherzinger was born on June 29, 1978 in Honolulu, Hawaii and raised in Louisville, Kentucky. Though most famous for her singing and dancing career, she attended a perfroming arts high school and participated in many plays at The Actors Theatre of Louisville. Scherzinger then furthered her studies majoring in theater arts at Wright State University in Fairborn, Ohio before entering the premiere season of the WB’s television show, “Popstars” (2000/I), where she earned the role of lead vocalist in the female pop group, “Eden’s Crush”.
Born Nicole Elikolani Valiente Prescovia, Scherzinger, is often mistaken as being from Pakistan but her father, Alfonso Valiente, is of Filipino descent, and her mother, Rosemary, is of Hawaiian and Russian descent. Her mother was eighteen at the time of Scherzinger’s birth and lived in an inner city neighborhood. Nicole’s parents separated when she was still a baby. She stands a mere 5’5” tall but is a glamazon powerhouse when it comes to chic celebrity style, attitude, and personal fashion.
Nicole Scherzinger is also not the kind of girl to ride shotgun in the passenger seat. She is engaged to McLaren Formula One driver, Lewis Hamilton — and is rumored to enjoy life in the fast lane.
GREEN CELEBRITY STATS: NICOLE SCHERZINGER
No stranger to a green view on life Scherzinger is a supporter of Global Green USA. She’s been spotted on the green carpet as recently as 2010 at the 7th annual Pre-Oscar party at the Avalon Hollywood doing her part to help raise funds and awareness for Global Green’s national initiatives to fight climate change.