You know her as the sexy Pussycat Doll lead singer, Filipino-Russian Nicole Scherzinger (she took her stepdadÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s name). Now sheÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s in Ã¢â‚¬Å“Dancing with the Stars,Ã¢â‚¬Â as one of the dancing contestants.
Hollywood showbiz reporter Janet Nepales said NicoleÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s Filipino roots can be traced to her Filipino father, Alfonso Valiente. Her mother, Rosemary Elikolani, is of Russian and Hawaiian descent.
Nicole said she dreams of singing the national anthem for her sports hero, Filipino boxer, Manny Pacquiao, one day. She was quoted by Nepales as saying, Ã¢â‚¬Å“It would be an honor to sing the national anthem in a Manny Pacquiao fight. IÃ¢â‚¬â„¢m so proud of him! IÃ¢â‚¬â„¢ve been following him religiously. So letÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s make it happen!Ã¢â‚¬Â
Who doesnÃ¢â‚¬â„¢t admire Pacquiao, except perhaps Floyd Mayweather. CÃ¢â‚¬â„¢mon, Floyd, make the fight happen and weÃ¢â‚¬â„¢ll see if Nicole can do the Philippine National Anthem.
This 31-year-old performer has made commercials in the Philippines for Bench Body underwear and Clear Shampoo and Conditioner that were aired all over Southeast Asia.
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