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The X Factor

What is Nicole Scherzinger’s Ethnicity?

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!

Keep those questions coming!

Source: The Sun

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11.8.2011 / 06:46 AM EDT by Addison Walker
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