Don't Cha Wish Your Girlfriend Was Hot Like Lewis Hamilton's?

Antony HerbertAnalyst IIIMay 30, 2010

ISTANBUL, TURKEY - MAY 30:  Lewis Hamilton of Great Britain and McLaren Mercedes and his girlfriend Nicole Scherzinger of the Pussycat Dolls talk on the grid before the Turkish Formula One Grand Prix at Istanbul Park on May 30, 2010, in Istanbul, Turkey.  (Photo by Mark Thompson/Getty Images)
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Whilst watching Nicole Scherzinger’s ditsy and somewhat cringe worthy commentary on her beau Lewis Hamilton’s chances before the start of the Grand Prix, it’s not difficult to wonder what the Brit sees in her.

Yet beyond the obvious beauty on the outside, she seemingly fills the high heeled and stereotypical boots often associated with the WAGs of sportsmen.

During her interview, she seemed partially clueless to the trials and tribulations of the drivers, making jokes that only she found funny.

Yet what sets her apart from most of the wives and girlfriends is that she is famous in her own right. She is a widely recognised popstar, with a collection of number one singles and multi-million selling albums as a lead singer of the Pussycat Dolls.  She has her own fortune.

Still, these credentials would do little do dispell the myth that WAGs supposedly mooch off of their other halves more inspiring reputations.

Even Victoria Beckham could never please the media and the supporters of husband David. Despite living a lifestyle of the rich and famous years before David was creating a revolution on the pitch, people still accused her of using reflected glory to her own gain.

Never mind that she made up one fifth of the biggest girl group of all time, selling out stadiums and music outlets. Arguably she was the weakest singer, barely afforded a lead vocal on the groups signature tunes, but she worked her way into the position that afforded her a life of luxury.

Pop bands, contrary to popular opinion, were moulded into their being through months and sometimes years of rehearsals. Sadly shows like X-Factor and American Idol have given a quicker alternative to hard work, but the route is still there for those who want to work for it.

It is always easy to demean those in similar positions. They will always be compared negatively to their other halves if their partners excel in sport.

This is because to be a successful sportsman we know you have to encompass many things.

Firstly you require the talent to suceed on a global scale. Additional to this you are expected to sustain a level of fitness that enables a consistent degree of performance.

Finally you need the determination to prosper as either an individual or in a team collective.

It is easy to understand therefore the common gold digger accusations that befall upon a WAG.

They don't earn a living, they spend a living.

There are many wives and girlfriends who do indeed live like this. They have no further aspirations than to splash someone else's money on themselves and get into Heat magazine. 

Despite their occasional stutters on our sporting radar however, the likes of Nicole Scherzinger, Louise Redknapp, and Victoria Beckham deserve at least some credit.

Each has been effective in earning their own income, no matter how shallow the occurrence of it coming into fruition may be.

It is the WAGs who visibly live off their boyfriends or husbands income that sadly give these ‘stars’ their bad reputation. They show no shame in benefiting from their persistent holidaying and attempts at creating celebrity status out of very little.

Victoria had to evidently rebuild her reputation after her marriage to David left most of her credibility in tatters. The fact that she has successfully rebuilt her illustrious income is a testament to her adaptability and team behind her lucrative brand.

Nicole faces an easier challenge due to the media showering nowhere near as much attention onto the Wags club of Formula 1.

So maybe, if she could just steer clear of any interviews for Formula 1, she would avoid a similarly derogatory public opinion.

No doubt, she will continue to appear frequently within the Mclaren garage as Lewis puts her through his nail biting competition.

As a supporter she is intriguing to watch in this role, with her heart on her sleeve and her beauty seen but barely heard.