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Nicole Scherzinger Answers in Her Own Words

The one food I’ll never give up is…

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"red velvet cake." The singer had a large lavender cake during her daytime birthday party at Marquee on June 25, 2011 in Las Vegas.

Something you don’t know about me is…

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"I’m a classically trained opera singer." You’d never know at performances like this one at the Hard Rock Cafe on August 3, 2011 in Hollywood.

The celebrity bodies I most admire are…

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"Halle Berry and Jennifer Lopez". Here, the former Pussycat Doll admires more beautiful bodies at the launch of The Beauty Book For Brain Cancer at Grauman's Chinese Theatre on November 14, 2011 in Hollywood.

My go-to stress relievers are…

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"yoga, music, and Skyping with my nieces." That yoga’s really paying off. Check out her moves at Reebok’s Fit to Flex at the Fitness Factory on April 12, 2010 in LA.

The smartest healthy change I’ve made was…

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"adding sleep to my life. It has really helped to add a lot of balance." But late night's aren't out of the question! The X Factor judge stayed out late for her birthday at TAO Nightclub at the Venetian on June 25, 2011 in Las Vegas.

The most inspirational person I know is…

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"my mom." Here, the singer performs with another inspiration, Steven Tyler, at the iHeartRadio Music Festival at the MGM Grand Garden Arena September 24, 2011 in Las Vegas.

I instantly feel better when I…

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see Justin Timberlake in person—no wait, that’s us SHAPE girls! Nicole’s answer: "Get exercise—it’s a natural high for me and I start to think positive." Here, she chats with Timberlake at GQ's 2011 'Men of the Year' Party held at Chateau Marmont on November 17, 2011 in LA.

When I’m tempted to skip a workout, I tell myself…

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"to put on music that motivates me." There’s no doubt music motivates the performer to move. Here, she rocks out with her dancers at the iHeartRadio Music Festival at the MGM Grand Garden Arena September 24, 2011 in Las Vegas.

My “on the go” snack is…

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"raw nuts, fruits, and coconut water." But the svelte singer also makes time for a couple of sweets—at least when she’s visiting the Sugar Factory at the Paris Las Vegas like she did on September 2, 2011.

I have always wanted to learn how to…

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"surf on a shortboard." She’s surfed on stage as seen here, at a performance in London on September 13, 2011. Why not give a shortboard a try?

If I could be anything besides a singer…

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"I would work with special needs kids." And don’t forget her other gig, judging on the hit series X Factor alongside Paula Abdul and Simon Cowell.