Nicole Scherzinger's flag tribute
Nicole Scherzinger has spoken about how ''special'' a group of her fans made her feel when they created a flag dedicated to her.
Nicole Scherzinger has her own flag.
The 'Don't Cha' singer - who rose to fame in Pussycat Dolls - said a group of Portuguese fans who follow her around the world have designed their own flag in tribute to her.
Nicole, 32, explained: "I have these fans from Portugal and a couple of times they have travelled around the world to follow me, and one time they brought this Portuguese flag.
"They make me feel so special when they are holding up a huge flag of their country with my face and name on it. It's like I've got my own country! Well, I have my own flag at least."
Nicole is of mixed heritage herself, and although she grew up in the US, her biological mother was of Russian and Hawaiian descent and her father of Filipino heritage. The Scherzinger part of her name comes from her stepfather, who is German-American.
She said she is most proud of her Hawaiian heritage, however, and loves to represent the country, where she lived until she was six.
Nicole added: "I most associate with the Hawaiian part. That's where I was born. My family still live there. The best part of being Hawaiian is the food.
"I think it's hard to find people who have Hawaiian in their blood. You don't hear of many people coming from Hawaii. But I find I represent my people."