She has super confidence when she’s performing on stage or appearing in her music videos, but Nicole Scherzinger insists she’s actually pretty shy at heart.
Despite winning over viewers of the UK version of The X Factor as a judge this year, the Poison singer admits that off screen she’s not all that confident.
“I’m a very private person and only have a handful of friends,” Nicole confessed to Fabulous magazine.
“I get very shy if I have to go to an event or walk a red carpet and be around a lot of people. It takes me a while to come out of my shell.”
Scherzinger continued: “I’m a loner – in the (Pussycat) Dolls, when I was in college, always a loner.”
Revealing why she thinks she has few friends, the Don’t Hold Your Breath star says it’s because she’s too focused on her career.
“I think it’s because I’m always in work mode with a million things in my head,” she added.
“It’s just how I was made. It’s got me to where I am today.”
Nicole recently revealed her second solo album is recorded and will be released this year.
“My album’s actually finished,” she said. “I finished it before I started the show (X Factor) but I’m so involved with the show [that] I’ve kind of put it on the back burner.”
The record is the follow-up to her debut album Killer Love, which she released in 2011.