Nicole Elikolani Valiente Prescovia Scherzinger; June 29, 1978; is an American singer, songwriter, dancer, record producer, model and actress. Scherzinger is well known as the lead singer of The Pussycat Dolls. Previously, Scherzinger was a backing vocalist for the late-1990s rock group Days of the New and was a part of reality TV girl group Eden's Crush. After the disbandment of the group, she joined the Pussycat Dolls and became the group's lead vocalist during their transition into a career in music.
Nicole Scherzinger was born Nicole Elikolani Prescovia Valiente in Honolulu, Hawaii, into a staunchly Roman Catholic family. Her father, Alfonso Valiente, is of Filipino descent, and her mother, Rosemary, is a mix of Hawaiian and Russian descent, as Nicole's grandmother was Russian while her grandfather is Hawaiian.