Nicole Scherzinger: Pipe Dreams (2006 Cover Story & Gallery)

Nicole Scherzinger: Pipe Dreams (2006 Cover Story & Gallery)By Nate Denver; Photographs by Randall Slavin; Click Here For Styling Credits.

Do you abstain from sex before big shows the way boxers do before a big fight?
To be honest with you, I don’t get to have sex much, because I’m always working! Thank God the stage gets me excited, ’cause I’m always on stage.

Is it a similar type of satisfaction?
It can be. It’s like this high, you know?

Afterwards you feel relaxed?
It’s actually while I’m on stage. Afterwards you come down from the high.

Who’s better at sex, ballerinas or strippers?
Ballerinas. Without a doubt. Are you kidding?

I think you’re right.

When I’m on stage, I’m on, like, super-woman steroids. It’s like the ooze that the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles used to take.

Oh my gosh, I know so. I’ve studied ballet. No, I’m just joking! Ballerinas are just fierce! They’re strong, they’ve got a lot of stamina, they’re fit, they’re very flexible, and they know how to move. There’s something sexy about people who are more reserved, because there’s a mystery.

Have you ever been to a topless beach?
Nope.

If you did, would you drop your top?
No, I wouldn’t. But don’t get a few drinks in me, though. No, I’m just joking.

Do you think about your role as an empowered sexy woman?
I just do what I do. What you see is what you get. I see myself as the biggest nerd ever. When I’m on stage, I’m on, like, super-woman steroids. It’s like the ooze that the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles used to take. I’m just like, me, but on steroids. Does that sound really bad?

No, being intimately familiar with the TMNT is sexy. Are you intuitive?
Very. It’s kinda trippy. When I was younger, I felt like I had this, I don’t want to sound cheesy…yeah, I am an intuitive person. I feel people, I’m a feeler. I can usually read people very well.

Have you ever seen a ghost?
No.

Do you believe in ghosts?
Sure. I’m a spiritual person. I grew up Catholic, so I have a strong faith in God. I’d rather see angels than ghosts, but I do believe.

Do you think about God as a protector and the Devil as a corruptor?
Yeah. This is for Complex magazine? This is very complex [laughs]! I have a good relationship with God. I don’t want to say the word “devil,” because sometimes that scares people, but I know that there is evil out there. I just really have a strong faith. My faith is what has gotten me to where I am today.

That’s a good place to end.
Yeah, ya think?

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ADDITIONAL CREDITS:
Styling by Jewels/The Wall Group; Hair by Frankie Payne/Luxe Management; Makeup by Mathu Anderson/MargaretMaldonado.com; Manicure by Jamayka; Production Design by Sara Catullo/Frank Management.

First & Fourth Image: Corset by Syren; Bra by Luvelle; Sweater by BCBG Max Azria; Panties by Victoria's Secret; Boots by Alexander McQueen

Second, Fifth, Sixth, Seventh & Cover Image: Dress by Syren

Third Image: Jacket by Dolce & Gabbana; Panties and bra by Victoria's Secret; Boots by Marc Jacobs

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