London: Pop star Nicole Scherzinger has a Portuguese flag dedicated to her which was specially designed by a group of fans.
The `Dont Cha` singer, who rose to fame as a Pussycat Dolls member, felt "special" when a group of Portuguese fans created a flag in tribute to her, reported Contactmusic.
"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," said the 32-year-old singer.
"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," she added.
Nicole is of mixed heritage herself. 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.
"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," said Nicole.