Nicole Camille Escovedo was born in Berkeley, California, on September 21, 1981. Her biological parents were named Peter Michael Escovedo, who was a member of Lionel Richie’s group and brother of the famous pop percussionist of the 80s, Sheila E. His mother she was an anonymous backstage assistant. At the age of 3, for financial reasons, Nicole had to move into the home of Lionel Richie and his then-wife, Brenda Harvey-Richie. Six years later, Lionel Richie officially adopted Nicole. Growing up in influential circles provided him with a multitude of privileges. Nicole was educated at a prestigious Los Angeles school called Buckley School, where she met the heir to the Hilton empire, Paris Hiltonwith whom he struck up a friendship.
But money is also synonymous with living too fast, and in her teens, Nicole began to party from party to party and experiment with drugs and alcohol. After graduating from high school in 2000, he decided to go to the University of Arizona, the same university where basketball player Luke Walton and actress Heather Blair studied. Nicole dropped out of school two years after starting. At that time, with ideas still fresh on her mind, Nicole decided to become a singer.
He founded a rock band called 2Darling “with model Josie Maranand the sisters Soleil and Sofía Alberti, regulars of social life. At her own risk, Nicole never broke the patterns she had trailed since her teens. In February 2003, she was detained by the police in Malibu. After being questioned, the police officers discovered that she was driving with a suspended license. After searching her brand new Mercedes-Benz, the police found heroin in the car and Nicole was immediately arrested. She was found guilty on all charges and sentenced to probation and to attend a drug rehab program.
Richie was originally hired for the show “The Simple Life” as a replacement for Paris Hilton’s sister.Nicky, who despite being tempted by FOX executives was not interested in participating. The show first aired in December 2003 and was successful enough to continue on the air and justify a sequel, which aired the following summer. The fame that “The Simple Life” gave Nicole, allowed her to broaden her horizons. She made appearances on different shows such as “Eve” (starring as rapper Eve), “Punk´d”, “Rock Me baby” and “MADtv”. She was later cast alongside Julie Bowen for “Kids In America” and is still working to successfully break into the world of music. Reviewed by Mar R. Valderas