Photo Credit: Raphael Mazzucco
Gorgeous X Factor judge Nicole Scherzinger is baring it all -- from the back, anyhow. But it's not a Playboy pictorial, it's an artsy photography book dedicated to the butt.
The Pussycats Dolls' star is one of the many sexy subjects showcased in renowned fashion photographer Raphael Mazzucco's new coffee-table tome Culo by Mazzucco -- a 248-page tribute to women's rear ends. The photo book was edited by Sean "Diddy" Combs, as well as Interscope-Geffen-A&M chairman Jimmy Iovine.
In 33-year-old Scherzinger's sepia-toned photo, the native Hawaiian is shown nude (from behind, naturally) wearing several leis that drape down her back and a traditional Hawaiian headpiece. Scherzinger also sports henna tattoos on her legs, lower back and the body part in question, her bum.
And Scherzinger is far from the only celebrity to strip for Mazzucco. According to E! News, Lady Gaga is one of the first celebrities featured inthe book (culo means buttocks in Italian). Gaga's black-and-white photo shows her wearing a simple bra while lowering her thong to reveal her derriere in all its glory.
Another star who showed off her assets is The Black Eyed Peas frontwoman Fergie, whose photo captures her leaning against a wall with her arms and legs spread. The "Big Girls Don't Cry" singer's spread is decorated with images of butterflies and shades of gold, orange and green paint.
Singer-songwriter Sarah McLachlan also makes a surprising appearance in the book, posing nude on a bed next to an acoustic guitar.
The hardcover Culo, which retails for $65, just hit bookstores on Nov. 22 -- just in time for holiday shopping!