Nicole Scherzinger

by ethnic on January 27, 2008

Birth Name: Nicole Prescovia Elikolani Valiente

Place of Birth: Honolulu, Hawaii, United States

Date of Birth: June 29, 1978

*Filipino (father)
*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) –

Obituary of Nicole’s maternal great-grandfather, John Ivan Lenchanko, Sr. –

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Daron May 27, 2016 at 11:44 am

She looks Hispanic.

bablah April 26, 2016 at 10:30 am

Should link other members of PSD on this page and their respective pages.
Currently, besides N.S. Carmit Bachar, Jessica Sutta and Melody Thornton have ethnicelebs pages.
Kimberly Wyatt and Ashley Roberts are still missing.

madman April 26, 2016 at 6:02 am

She is the daughter of Rosemary Elikalani (Frederick) Scherzinger and Alfonso Valiente. Her paternal grandfather’s ancestry is not known, therefore it should say: Native Hawaiian, Ukrainian, other. “Frederick” might be German or English.

lelo4 October 19, 2015 at 6:31 pm

are people really dumb enough to think she is part african? lol

bakchoyhurl February 6, 2016 at 11:11 am

My guess would have been a stereotypical mexican or from the indo-china region, with the heavy eye makeup she ends up looking indian/middleastern

memphis September 14, 2016 at 4:59 pm

Africans have a variety of looks because it’s a continent. Some Africans have “Asian” features like the Bushmen or mixed South Africans (Coloured) of Indian and Khoisan ancestry. I generally thought that Nicole was a Dougla mixed Indian and West Indian Guyanese because of her dark skin not a mixed Filipino which she is but there are many dark skinned Asians.

fuzzybear44 September 15, 2016 at 1:35 am


There are also a lot of mixed Filipinos with recent Afro- ancestry(although they like talking about it). She could be descended from one of them(who knows)

Capricious October 8, 2015 at 10:51 pm

Looks full Filipino to me.

xoxo October 29, 2015 at 12:48 am

Bullshit. She doesn’t look Asian at all, she looks Indian.


spiritcrusher December 24, 2015 at 12:59 am

Most of the world doesn’t consider Indians as Asians? You’ve got to be kidding me. Only the US of A refuses to acknowledge South Asian individuals as Asians. Majority of the world considers South Asians, or as your ignorant self refers to them by the term “Indians”, are actually Asians.

Look at the continent of Asia. Asia happens to be the biggest continent of the world; and yet, ignorant a-holes such as yourself, refuse to acknowledge it. You somehow have manged to convince yourself that East Asia represents the entire Asian continent. Asian isn’t even a race. It’s a geographical term.

South Asians are Indo-Caucasians; whereas, East Asians are oriental.

If anyone is from the continent of Asia, they’re Asian. It’s simple as that. Is that too difficult to comprehend?

abbracci August 21, 2015 at 5:12 pm

She’s not Black. She has dark skin because of the Filipino in her. Eurasians are beautiful. Nicole is breathtakingly beautiful.

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