Nicole Scherzinger Laments Lack of “Slutty” Persona
She’s never been shy about showing off her sexy side, but Nicole Scherzinger is convinced if she was more revealing she may have had an easier climb to fame.
In her new interview with The Independent, the "Boomerang" singer talked about her “Right There” duet with 50 Cent. "With these kind of songs, I don't feel I have to justify myself to anyone. I come from the most religious family – my grandfather is a priest – and if they support me in all this, and they do, then I'm OK. I'm being sassy and classy; I'm having fun. I'm not coming from a dark place. To be honest with you, I sometimes wish I were more slutty. I'd probably be a lot more successful if I were."
Nicole also declared that to become a superstar “you have to sell your soul to the Devil.” When asked if she has done so, Scherzinger replied, "No, I haven't. That's probably why I haven't quite reached the top of my mountain. I mean, where's my Tony Award, my Grammy, my Oscar? Why don't I have any of those things yet?”
Back in her Pussycat Dolls days, Nicole shared she was harassed about her weight. "You know, I didn't have the confidence to go around in all that lingerie. I'm a crazy b**** now, of course, and I'm all over that, I love it, I embrace it. But back then? Back then, I wasn't comfortable at all. I'd never worn stuff like that in my life."
Regarding her eating disorder admission on a VH1 documentary, she noted, "As soon as I did open up about it I regretted it. I felt humiliated; I didn't want it to be screened. I didn't want the world to see that side of me. But now I'm so glad they have. The impact I've had on other sufferers is just… I can't tell you, it's so amazing. That I am now in a position to give strength, and support, to others… It's awesome."