Nicole Scherzinger covers Cosmopolitan’s UK September 2012 issue, looking ultra-chic in the photoshoot, as usual. Inside the magazine, the 34-year-old hottie dishes on her boyfriend Lewis Hamilton, X Faxtor, trustworthiness, and working hard. Take a look at the cover story below!
As Nicole confesses in the interview, “My family wasn’t given anything for free. We only knew one word: work. I don’t know when to stop.”
The beautiful singer admits that she wasn’t always so strong. “No. I was always insecure. I was blessed with having drive [to be a singer] from a young age and I was successful in all the theatre stuff I did. But I found many of my classmates didn’t like many young women – I wanted everyone to like me; I was really soft-spoken and unsure. It wasn’t until I went through some tough times I changed,” she told the magazine.
Talking about her relationship with boyfriend Lewis Hamilton, Nicole reveals that, “We’re there for one another even though we have long, enduring schedules. But you have to be there for your mate, you know?”
On what he taught her about life, Nicole says: “Well, I didn’t know anything about Formula One until I met him [laughs]. We’re from similar upbringings, so we share a similar outlook. We’re kindred spirits and hearts – that’s what ultimately connects us. I’m very close with his family too; we’re all close.”
When asked what she considers important in a relationship, Nicole answered: “Ultimately, you want to be with someone you can be yourself around. My grandma taught me the person you want to be with isn’t going to be Prince Charming – it’s going to be the person you’re going to be able to work on a relationship with. It’s always a work in progress, like everything.”
But is she ready to start a family? “I always read in the papers that ‘Nicole wants babies’, and I’ve never said I wanted babies now [laughs]. I’m not ready yet, but as I come from a big family, one day I’d like to have my own,” Nicole told Cosmopolitan.
Talking about her mother, Nicole confesses that she is her inspiration. “My mum is my everything. Recently she came to UK and I took her to an X Factor audition in Newcastle. It was the first stamp on her passport. That was really special. I thought it was going to be too much for her because it was a short trip, but she was so excited,” she says.
As for her beauty secrets, she said: “I’ve lived many years of being strict with my diet. But now I’m about balance. So I eat sweets, cakes and I work hard. I loved the cake so much yesterday [on her Cosmo cover shoot] I asked for the recipe – it was beautiful.”
In the interview, Nicole says that she is now the happiest person in the world and enjoys her life. “I’m probably in one of the best places of my life. Life gets easier the more you’ve been through. I wasn’t able to always enjoy things because I worked too hard. Now I’m able to enjoy life, it’s awesome. And I have so many things I still want to accomplish. I always say, ‘I’m just getting started,’” she told the magazine.
Learn more about Nicole’s interview in the September 2012 issue of Cosmopolitan UK.
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