Nicole Scherzinger Picks Her Favorite ‘Dancing With The Stars’ Contestant

'I fell in love with Cloris Leachman,' Pussycat Dolls frontwoman says of the season-seven dancer.

Nicole Scherzinger is up against a number of celebs this season on “Dancing With the Stars,” including Buzz Aldrin, Shannen Doherty and Pamela Anderson . But the celebrity dancer who still stands out as the Pussycat Doll’s favorite is the one and only Cloris Leachman, who danced on the show back in season seven.

Scherzinger said she’s taking some cues from Leachman during her “DWTS” run.

“I fell in love with Cloris Leachman when I saw her on ‘Dancing With the Stars,’ ” she told MTV News. “She did things and had stamina at her age [83] that I don’t even know I can do at my age [31].”

What impressed the Pussycat Dolls frontwoman about the octogenarian actress? “Just the personality she brought to the performances was so infectious,” she said. “I commend her, and I look up to her for that.”

This season, Scherzinger has her eye on Anderson , who she thinks will bring the most sex appeal to the dance floor. “She is just fierce to me,” she said. “I’m scared of her, actually. She is the one. I don’t know if I’ll be able to take her down, but she’s going to be hot and sizzling. She’s gonna do her thing.

“I will leave the sexy part to Pamela Anderson! Because she’s the hottest chick out there,” Scherzinger continued. “For one, I never tried to be sexy or anything — for me the music’s what brings out that sensuality. I’m just gonna be myself. [I'm] just gonna have fun with it. In the show, I’ll be able to connect with everyone in a completely different light.”

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