Nicole Scherzinger: Mayfair Hotel Hottie

Nicole Scherzinger: Mayfair Hotel Hottie

Tending to her promotional obligations, Nicole Scherzinger showed up at the X Factor press launch in London, England on Thursday (August 29).

The gorgeous former Pussycat Doll smiled for the shutterbugs in her navy blue jumpsuit teamed with red heels while cohorts Sharon Osbourne, Gary Barlow, and Louis Walsh hammed it up nearby.

According to a report, Nicole almost had to fly coach when she made the trip from Los Angeles to London earlier this week.

Apparently, the folks at the X Factor booked her an economy ticket, and Scherzinger was forced to fork over more than $5000 to secure a seat in the First Class cabin.

An insider shared, “She always flies first-class but she was amazed to find that she had been booked into economy. The X Factor books all of her flights but she hadn”t expected this. Nicole spent 20 minutes trying to get BA to upgrade her but in the end she had to put her hand in her pocket. There were a few mutterings about Simon Cowell being a tightwad.”