33. Nicole Scherzinger
Say what you will about the artistic merit of this former Pussycat Dolls leader, Sherzinger is a beauty with the will to claw her way to the top. So far, that has meant wading her way through the jungles of reality TV, first as a contestant (and eventual champion) of “Dancing with the Stars,” then as a judge on the a capella show “The Sing-Off” and, briefly, Simon Cowell's “The X Factor,” from which she was unceremoniously cut earlier this year. Ever the fighter, Scherzinger is now prepping her second solo album and is enjoying a new gig as host of "The X Factor UK."—Jeff Royer
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