Birth Name: Nicole Prescovia Elikolani Valiente
Place of Birth: Honolulu, Hawaii, United States
Date of Birth: June 29, 1978
*Native Hawaiian, Ukrainian, possibly other (mother)
Nicole Scherzinger is an American singer, dancer, television personality, and actress. She is famous for being the lead vocalist of The Pussycat Dolls, a band whose members also included Carmit Bachar, Ashley Roberts, Jessica Sutta, Melody Thornton, Kimberly Wyatt, and, originally, Kaya Jones.
She is the daughter of Rosemary Elikalani (Frederick) Scherzinger and Alfonso Valiente. Her father is Filipino and her mother has Native Hawaiian and Ukrainian ancestry. Her mother was a professional hula dancer. Nicole’s surname comes from her stepfather, Gary Scherzinger.
Nicole’s maternal grandfather’s surname was Frederick. Nicole’s maternal grandmother, Katherine Lenchanko (now “Katherine Frederick”), was the daughter of John Ivan Lenchanko, Sr., who was of Ukrainian descent, and Angeline Kawailani Lenchanko Kea, who was of Native Hawaiian background. John’s parents, Niketa Dimtri Lenchanko and Paraskovia Zenchenko, were ethnic Ukrainian immigrants, from Kiev.
Sources: Genealogy of Nicole’s mother (focusing on her own mother’s side) – http://www.myheritage.com
Obituary of Nicole’s maternal great-grandfather, John Ivan Lenchanko, Sr. – http://archives.starbulletin.com