Flashback Friday: ‘X Factor’ Judge Nicole Scherzinger in Eden’s Crush (VIDEO)

Before she was a judge on X Factor, before she her solo albums, even before she was a Pussycat Doll, Nicole Scherzinger was still “crush” worthy!

Back in the day — a year before American Idol debuted — there as another pop star reality show aptly called Popstars. A then unknown Nicole auditioned for the show, blowing the competition out of the water with an a cappella version of “I Will Always Love You.”

She won a coveted spot in the group, known as Eden’s Crush — and they became one hit wonders with “Get Over Yourself.”

Oh, the early aughts! Relive the magic with the Celebuzz Flashback Friday!

Nicole has come a long way, baby. One thing is for sure, she has always been able to rock a pair of tight pants. Work it girlfriend!