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Nicole Scherzinger attempted to go incognito and casual in Hollywood yesterday, but as soon as we got a peek at her insane abs, we knew exactly who it was!

The Dancing With The Stars champ is keeping busy prepping for her role as Maureen in RENT, which will run August 6-8 at the Hollywood Bowl. Neil Patrick Harris, who starred in the musical in 1997, will direct the show, and he recently joked in an interview, "Nicole had a wonderful audition – she was well prepared, sang beautifully, and had us all laughing. If only she was somewhat attractive and didn’t have two left feet..."

So is the stunning songbird just as popular now that she's a respected solo artist? Or did you like her better with her fellow Dolls?