Here are some facts about Nicole Scherzinger. She has nice hair, a lovely singing voice and, when the mood takes her, she can bash off an amazing song like nobody’s business.
The mood has obviously been taking her of late because her current single ‘Your Love’ is a thing of pure wonder built around a wordless chorus that miraculously still doesn’t grate after the fiftieth listen.
To celebrate (take advantage of promo time relating to) Nicole’s new single we asked her 100 questions that were in urgent need of 100 answers.
Here’s what happened.
Where’s the strangest place you’ve ever put your hand?
I’m sorry? Where’s the strangest place I’ve put my HAND? (Thinks for ages) Simon Cowell’s cheeks. On his face.
The title of your autobiography would be…
Nicole The Great? (Thinks) No. Balls To The Wall.
Is it time for people to stop wearing stripes?
Have you ever seen a ghost?
Ellen or Oprah?
Did you go anywhere nice on your holidays?
What is your favourite chocolate bar?
Picnic. So good.
Which animal would you gladly never encounter in your lifetime?
Are there any animals that fart or are smelly? Eels.
Who is your best friend?
I’ve got a bunch of best friends. I’ll say my sister.
What’s the first thing you do when you wake up?
I put eye drops in my eyes.
Who do you think has a perfect face?
Are you in love?
Could you write Britney Spears a hit single?
What’s the strangest thing you’ve ever put in your mouth?
The strangest thing I’ve ever put in my mouth? Oh my God… Blowfish semen. It’s a delicacy in Tokyo! Don’t do it when you’re drunk man.
Do you worry about your weight?
Yes and no.
What did you have for breakfast?
Eggs and avocado and toast and custard croissant.
When did you last take a ‘selfie’?
Yesterday on a double-decker bus because I’d never been on one and I was super stoked.
What does Simon Cowell smell like?
How many pints can you drink before you fall over?
Endless. No I don’t drink that many pints.
What would you like for dinner tonight?
I’d love a truffle pasta but that’s not going to happen.
Where is your favourite place to be on a Sunday?
How old is too old for a man to go skateboarding?
Never too old.
How do you feel about flip-flops?
Live for them. I’m Hawaiian. I live for flip-flops.
Which member of your family is the worst cook?
No answer, everyone’s a good cook in my family.
What colour are your pillows?
What was your worst subject at school?
In college I got an F or an X in Economics once because I couldn’t stand the teacher so I went back to show off and got an A+.
What is the worst day of the week?
Oh fart, well Taco Tuesdays is pretty cool but Mondays aren’t that great.
Which side of the bed do you sleep on?
X Factor or The Voice?
Sea or swimming pool?
What’s your favourite cereal?
Surf or turf?
What’s your favourite breed of dog?
Do you ever feel like a plastic bag?
A plastic bag? What’s that? [Is regaled with a bit of Katy Perry's 'Firework'] No. I’ve felt many things but I don’t know if I’ve ever felt like a plastic bag.
How many hours’ sleep do you need in order to function properly?
One or none. I don’t need to.
Are you left or right handed?
I’m right handed.
How often do you get your haircut?
Like never. Until somebody’s like ‘your hair’s looking really scraggly’.
What’s the best freebie you’ve ever been given?
I love it when I’m given diamonds.
What’s the hardest word to spell?
What is the rudest word you know?
The c-word. [She means cunt]
Have you got any tattoos?
Are you bored of these questions yet?
If you could force two popstars to mate who would you choose?
Prince and Whitney Houston. Or, like, Michael Jackson and Whitney.
Did you expect the Lady Gaga album to do better or worse than it did?
I don’t know how it did. But I would only wish her the best.
New York, London, Paris or Munich?
Right now, London.
What does TMZ mean to you?
What’s the best day of the week?
Saturday even though I’m usually working. Actually Sunday.
At what age were you happiest?
Oh fart. I’ll say, now.
Double denim – amazing or awful?
I know it’s fashionable but I’m a bit scared. It could be amazing or it could be awful.
What’s wrong with pop?
That it doesn’t always think outside of the box.
What’s right with pop?
It’s what we thrive off of. It’s what’s infectious.
Are you good in a fight?
Can you ride a bike?
What word do people incorrectly use to describe you?
What word do people correctly use to describe you?
Sweet. Or compassionate. Or goofy and funny.
What is your favourite flavour of yoghurt?
What is the most expensive thing you have ever bought?
What is your favourite fruit?
Would you rather not eat or not speak for 24 hours?
What is your least favourite TV show?
I don’t watch TV.
What was the last thing you read about yourself on the internet?
Oh shit what did I read? I think you guys. You wrote about it being a strong song to come back with.
Bath or shower?
Diet or full fat Coke?
Would you rather have no teeth or no hair?
That’s horrible. I guess no teeth.
Why do we have dreams?
To live in our subconscious minds.
Commercial success or critical acclaim?
When was the last time you wet yourself?
Oh my gosh. When I was laughing really hard.
Fried, boiled, poached or scrambled?
I like the six minutes eggs, whatever those are. Boiled.
What was the last film you watched and enjoyed?
That movie… Fart. What’s that movie? Think Like A Man Too.
Dogs or cats?
Rock or roll?
Rock and roll. No, I’ll say rock.
What are the names of the people you live with?
My cousins are staying with me, but they don’t pay rent.
What do you have on your bedroom walls?
Do you pair up your socks before you put them away?
Do you iron your underwear?
What did you do yesterday?
I worked all day doing promo then I practiced acoustic and then I practiced dance and then I went to see Dionne Warwick perform at the Arts Club.
Christmas or birthday?
Town or country?
Comics or cartoons?
Biscuit or cake?
What do you say to people who think pop is for teenage girls?
Oh that’s foolish – look at Michael Jackson, he’s the King Of Pop.
Which supermarket do you shop in?
Where do you buy your pants?
Which reality TV show do you most want to go on?
I don’t watch TV but I’m going to create a show called The Ass Factor and I’m going to go on that. I’m joking.
How fast is too fast?
Never go too fast.
Three words that best describe you in the morning are…
Oh god, in the morning… A Hot Mess. (Thinks) No. Fresh Hot Mess.
Have you ever fallen off a ledge?
What is the name of the first person you kissed?
You must be bored of these questions now?
What was your worst ever injury?
I haven’t had a lot of injuries but I was burnt as a child and have a big scar on my hand because of it. I was also burnt on my face and my Grandmother put this Hawaiian plant on it and it healed.
How much money have you got on you?
What’s the worst Pussycat Dolls song?
Are you a fan of Soduku?
Oh yeah, I like those.
Which member will be the first to leave One Direction?
Harry. Even though [HERE COMES A MASSIVE CLANG] when I put the group together, Liam was hesitant about it because he wanted to go solo.
Twitter or Instagram?
If you were twice as talented would you sell twice as many records?
No, I still wouldn’t because that’s not how the industry is, dammit!
What percentage do you tip in a restaurant?
20% always, or more.
Would you like to do some more acting?
What could you do to get played on the radio more?
I can’t even say that. No, just be great!
Can you parallel park?
Like a hot crazy bitch.