Nicole Scherzinger shows a softer side as she hugs fans… after getting her claws into Cheryl Cole"s X Factor job

Nicole Scherzinger shows a softer side as she hugs fans… after getting her claws into Cheryl Cole"s X Factor job

Pussycat Nicole Scherzinger shows a softer side as she hugs fans… after getting her claws into Cheryl Cole”s X Factor job

1:05 AM on 1st June 2011

Nicole Scherzinger

Me, ruthless Nicole Scherzinger, who is set to replace Cheryl Cole as a judge on the U.S. X Factor, puts on an affectionate show with fans outside her hotel in Paris, France, today

Check me out: The singer showed off her toned figure in a form-fitting beige dress and thigh-skimming animal print botsCheck me out: The singer showed off her toned figure in a form-fitting beige dress and thigh-skimming animal print botsCheck me out: The singer showed off her toned figure in a form-fitting beige dress and thigh-skimming animal print bots

Check me out: The singer showed off her toned figure in a form-fitting beige dress and thigh-skimming animal print bots

Moving on up: Nicole pictured last month with Cole (R), Simon Cowell, Paula Abdul, LA Ried and Steve Jones (L)

Moving on up: Nicole pictured last month with Cole (R), Simon Cowell, Paula Abdul, LA Ried and Steve Jones (L)

Queen bee: As the former frontwoman of the Pussycat Dolls, Nicole isn

Queen bee: As the former frontwoman of the Pussycat Dolls, Nicole isn”t used to taking second place