Nicole Scherzinger is Maxim Magazine’s July Cover Girl. Gracing the cover wearing a wet t-shirt, Nicole talks about what’s next for the Pussycat Dolls, winning Dancing with The Stars (DWTS), and her boyfriend F1 racer Lewis Hamilton.
But when you’re doing your own thing onstage, you completely let yourself go?
Yeah, I transport to another place. I don’t know what my body is gonna do. I just listen to what the music tells me and kind of blank out. I turn into a beast.
Say we’re in a club. Should a guy dance like there’s nobody watching? Would that catch your eye?
Uh, that might scare me. Sometimes guys take it too far when they’re dancing. I’d be like, “OK, dude. You need to settle down and have some control.”
What’s going on with the Pussycat Dolls?
A couple of the girls have left the group, but I’m still the lead singer, and I’m still working on music right now. I think the next single will be under my name.
Your boyfriend is F1 racer Lewis Hamilton, one of the best drivers in the world. What does he think of your skills behind the wheel?
He’s more afraid when he’s with me and I’m driving than he is during a race. He gives me pointers, but at the end of the day he’s like, “Babe, you’re driving with your knees!” I’m doing my makeup, changing the radio…I guess it’s appropriate that I just did a song with Slash and Alice Cooper called “Baby Can’t Drive.”
Got any girl crushes?
Halle Berry. She’s just naturally gorgeous…I love her smile. Wait, I sound like a dude; I’ve got to snap out of it!