You ask, we answer. Lots of email asking about the X Factor judge and her background. Her life as a Pussycat Doll is pretty well documented, but that's recent history. You want to know her ancestry.
Nicole was born in Hawaii as Nicole Prescovia Elikolani Valiente to a Filipino father and a Russian/Hawaiian mother. When Nicole was very young, her mother remarried and moved the family to Kentucky. Nicole was adopted by her step-father and took his last name, Scherzinger.
So, if you were wondering why a woman with the features of a Pacific Islander had a German last name, now you know!