11/23/2011 AT 8:00 AM ET
Talk about the bella vita.
The X Factor judge and former Pussycat Doll Nicole Scherzinger shows off her greatest assets as she poses in the nude for a new coffee table book celebrating the female backside.
Scherzinger, 33, pays homage to her hometown, Honolulu, Hawaii, in a sepia portrait appearing in the book, which is a collaboration between Sean “Diddy, Interscope-Geffen-A&M Chairman Jimmy Iovine and fashion photographer Raphael Mazzucco (available in stores now).
With a lei wrapped around her neck and her skin decorated with henna tattoos, Scherzinger turns her bare back to the camera.
“Raphael is a true artist,” Diddy says of the famed fashion photographer in a press release for the book. “He relies on instinct, capturing a raw, natural sense of beauty through his lens.”
And for those who want a bottom like Scherzinger, the Hollywood hard body recently revealed her secrets. “My new motto is: Stay active, eat everything in moderation and stop being so tough on myself,” she told Shape. “It’s taken a long time to get here.”