How Nicole was rejected for dancing toothbrush ad

Updated: Mar 09, 2011, 18:57 PM IST

London: Nicole Scherzinger is better known as a Pussycat Doll, a successful solo pop star and Formula 1 ace Lewis Hamilton`s stunning girlfriend.

Now, she has revealed that losing out on a TV advert as a dancing toothbrush motivated her to become successful.
The 32-year-old star said that she ended up in tears when Colgate refused to cast her for an advert.

“I missed out on a couple of big movies when I was on the audition trail early in my career. I got really close but didn`t ever get the big job,” she told a daily in an exclusive interview.

“For TV stuff I auditioned for this Colgate commercial once. I was really desperate for the job. They didn`t cast me as the dancing toothbrush and I would have been spectacular,” she added.

The singer added that missing out on that particular job hit her hard because she needed the money, but it turned out to be the final push she needed to achieve her dreams.

“The thing is, I could have used that money at that time. I was struggling and I tried so hard for the job. They were teaching us this choreography for the dancing toothbrush and just turned to me and said, ‘No’. It was crushing,” she said.

"But I just felt at that moment I was going to prove them wrong. One day they would see I was SO that dancing toothbrush - and so much more. I could have been the best dancing toothbrush ever,” she added.

Scherzinger, from Hawaii, used the knock-back as motivation to win a place in Pussycat Dolls, who became a worldwide sensation - selling more than nine million copies of debut album PCD and follow-up Doll Domination.