Tuesday, July 31, 2012

Nicole Scherzinger: Nicole Scherzinger

Nicole Scherzinger: Nicole Scherzinger: Early life Nicole Scherzinger was born in Honolulu, Hawaii . Her father, Alfonso Valiente, is Filipino , and her mother, Rosemary, is a ...



Saturday, July 16, 2011

Nicole Scherzinger

Early life
Nicole Scherzinger was born in Honolulu, Hawaii.

Her father, Alfonso Valiente, is Filipino,

and her mother, Rosemary, is a mix 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.

When she was six years old, her maternal family moved to Louisville, Kentucky,

with her half-sister Ke'ala and her German American stepfather Gary Scherzinger.
She first attended Meyzeek Middle School as an adolescent.

Growing up Scherzinger states that she did not have a lot of money and the singer thanks her mom for all the support she gave 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. As a teenager, Scherzinger was the first runner-up at the 1996 Kentucky State Fair's Coca-Cola Talent Classic contest. Scherzinger majored in acting and musical theatre at Wright State University, where she played Velma Kelly in Chicago and Julie La Verne in Show Boat but put her studies on hold in 1999 to sing backing vocals for the rock band Days of the New.

Nicole Prescovia Elikolani Valiente Scherzinger,

(born June 29, 1978)

is an American entertainer who is best known

as the lead singer of the Pussycat Dolls.

Award Winner

Scherzinger became the winner of the tenth season of Dancing with the Stars in early 2010, and was hailed by judge Carrie Ann Inaba, "by far the best dancer we've ever had on the show." She will judge the American version of The X Factor which will air in fall 2011.