'Awkward' teenager Nicole Scherzinger

  • Bang Showbiz
  • 16 November 2008
Nicole Scherzinger

'Awkward' teenager Nicole Scherzinger

Pussycat Dolls beauty Nicole Scherzinger says she grew up feeling "awkward" about her looks

Nicole Scherzinger grew up feeling "awkward" about her looks.

The Pussycat Dolls beauty, who is dating Formula 1 racing driver Lewis Hamilton, never felt like she fitted in when she was a teenager.

Nicole, who was born in Hawaii, said: "We always say that inside every woman there is a Pussycat Doll, but I don't always know that about myself. I always grew up feeling awkward because I came from a town where not everybody looked like me.

"I found myself in something that I was passionate about, which was singing, and dancing. I focused on that. I put my heart, and soul into it."

The 30-year-old singer has also urged her fans to embrace their bodies and realise everyone has their own unique beauty.

Nicole added: "Stay true to who you are. Keep the faith. Be yourself, and love yourself.

"You are beautiful. Just find it from within, and so you can then shine your beauty on to other people."

The Pussycat Dolls

Ex-burlesque troupe-turned-nouveau Spice Girls.

Nicole Scherzinger

The American singer and Pussycat Doll member performs chart-topping pop and R&B from her debut album, Killer Love.

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