Nicole Scherzinger: It's very hard to tell me 'no'
August 10th, 2011
01:12 PM ET

Nicole Scherzinger: It's very hard to tell me 'no'

Nicole Scherzinger may not be accustomed to hearing the word "no" very often, but it sounds like that's because she doesn't accept that two-letter word as an answer.

"I definitely have the eye of the tiger," Scherzinger tells Marie Claire. "I've fought my way to where I am and will continue to do so. I'm a hard worker — I get it from my family. We only know work. Nothing was handed to us. When I believe in something, I go after it. It's very hard to tell me 'no.'"

The 33-year-old has replaced Cheryl Cole as a judge for "The X Factor," and while she's well-known from her time with the lip-glossed pop group The Pussycat Dolls, Simon Cowell's reality competition will surely let her shine in a new light.

The singer, who's latest effort is her solo album "Killer Love," laughs when she thinks about how far she's come.

"Crazy, isn't it? My friends from high school were like, 'Oh, my gosh, our sweet little Nicole!'" she tells the magazine. "It's growing up, though, right?...I've been working toward this my whole life. This album is my dream. Everything is timing. My music is the driving engine, and 'The X Factor' is where I can give back to the contestants — pay it forward, since I got my start on reality shows. I'm ready to take it all on."

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  1. Scott Pilgrim beat The World

    Lucky for her she's as attractive as she is, it seems to reduce the amount of "no's" in ones life. Of course, I wouldn't turn her down either, given the chance, but that's a different matter entirely.

    August 11, 2011 at 9:24 am | Report abuse |
  2. The Måd Råp3r

    No means no, nicole. That being said, yes, oh god yes!

    August 10, 2011 at 2:54 pm | Report abuse |
  3. brathead

    Very proud to see a strong woman make it big from my hometown!

    August 10, 2011 at 2:41 pm | Report abuse |
  4. alecia

    More power to you Nicole!

    August 10, 2011 at 2:41 pm | Report abuse |
  5. jujubeans

    I'd like to get ahold of her scherzinger!

    August 10, 2011 at 2:31 pm | Report abuse |
  6. Penis Wrangler

    But she loves being called Ho.

    August 10, 2011 at 2:11 pm | Report abuse |
  7. Vip

    I'm glad she's not in the real world because most times, "no" has to be accepted here...

    August 10, 2011 at 2:07 pm | Report abuse |
  8. Marty Fox

    Very beautiful and talented

    August 10, 2011 at 1:28 pm | Report abuse |
    • Homer

      Well now what damn man would want to tell you know? I'll change my name to Yes for ya.

      August 11, 2011 at 5:53 am | Report abuse |

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