Nicole Scherzinger has admitted that she was shocked by the Pussycat Dolls' sexy stage outfits when she first joined the group.

The popstar claimed that her religious background was what caused her to be embarrassed by the girl group's gear.

She is quoted as saying: "I come from a very religious, strict upbringing in Hawaii. My grandfather is a preacher.

"The first time I saw one of the stage outfits I had to wear for the Pussycat Dolls I screamed. But now I really love doing this."