1. She wants to dominate Broadway
When it comes to her future ambitions, she quipped 'the sky's the limit... My dream would be to have my own Broadway show'. Don't worry Nicole, you can count on us to be there on opening night...
2. What makes her relationship with Formula One ace Lewis Hamilton 'work'
Nicole reveals that although they grew up on different sides of the world, their upbringings were remarkably similar and have, in turn, given them the same fierce work-ethic and unflappable determination. Now that they're back together (hopefully for good this time) she also confides on the struggles they have faced reigniting their relationship.
3. That she's a poster girl for the American Dream
Unlike other celebrities, Nicole has a real rags to riches story. From her initial move to the mainland United States at the age of six, her only goal was to succeed. And what she has done for her mum since she made it big will amaze you...
4. The real reason she left the X-Factor
'I put 110 percent into everything I do' but due to work commitments and getting her new album underway, she felt like she couldn't give everything she wanted to her role as a judge. However, she still has a thing our two to say about Gary Barlow, Sharon Osborne and the only judge returning to this year's show, Louis Walsh...
5. What she does to get herself back on track
'Last night, I felt a little overwhelmed, so I put on some of my own music that's slightly depressing and I wallowed in it. I woke up feeling great!'
Plus, don't miss in this month's issue:
Our Big Accssories Edit
Stomping boots, mini bags and glam flats; we've got the lot nailed
Gwyneth's Fitness Rules
Ms Paltrow shows you how to get fit, the A-List way
One Girl, Seven Trends, One Week
Our new TV crush Laura Jackson gives her wardrobe an injection of a/w 2014 with a little help from InStyle
The October issue of InStyle is available to buy or download now...
By Maxine Eggenberger