Nicole was born in the Carpathian mountains area of western Ukraine. She is one of 4 children in her family. Nicole has been growing up without a father. Her family moved to central Ukraine when Nicole was just 8 months old. When the war with russia started the family did not move anywhere as it was relatively safe in their area. Nicole likes to dance, and used to go to a dance studio and perform for others on holidays. Nicole wants to continue her studies to become a make-up artist, which is her dream. Nicole’s mom is unemployed now, family needs money to pay for utilities and buy firewood, warm clothes, shoes and groceries.