Nicole Scherzinger Covers 'Shape' December 2011
Here’s what the 33-year-old X Factor judge shared:
On auditioning for the burlesque pop group Pussycat Dolls in 2003: “I’ll never forget it. I walked into the room, and there were the Dolls’ producers and Jimmy Iovine [credited with turning Eminem and Lady Gaga into superstars]. Jimmy told them, ‘Whatever you do, don’t let this girl go. She’s going to be the leader of this group.’ ”
On judging alongside L.A. Reid, Paula Abdul, and The X Factor’s creator, Simon Cowell: “I come from the same place these contestants do. I empathize with them because I know what it’s like to be up there, proving yourself.”
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