She has also been likened to celebrities because of her glamorous image.
In January 2008 it was announced that ex-Neighbours star Tessa James had been cast as Nicole.
James and the writing team took the storyline "very seriously" and conducted research to portray the issue sensitively.
She debuted on-screen during the episode airing on 18 April 2008.TV Week were neutral to aspects of her pregnancy plot but opined James was one of the serials best actress'.The Daily Record said that being single was good for the character.Executive producer Cameron Welsh said "She is an exciting talent and I think audiences are going to love her character and respond really well to her." Nicole has been portrayed as a party girl, feisty and has had many boyfriends in a short space of time.James has described Nicole stating: "I love playing Nicole because she's feisty and fun, and doesn't mind pushing the boundaries.And she dresses stylishly – she's very high maintenance, which is fun to play." The serial's official website describe her as: "Nicole might come off as a bitchy princess to some people, she's not malicious.