Nicole was introduced by executive producer Cameron Welsh.Nicole was mentioned various times before appearing on-screen, James was cast in the role and described by Welsh as an "exciting talent".And, of course, she thinks you're worth her attention.Nicole is a girl who knows exactly who she is and where she stands: at the centre of the universe." Whilst interviewed by The Daily Telegraph, James stated: "I think she's the best character, I get to have so much fun being a princess and a prima donna. She's very high maintenance, which is fun to play." She also stated she enjoys Nicole's "promiscuous side" because she seems to have another boyfriend every week.
Another relationship Nicole pursued was with Aden Jefferies, her longtime closest friend.
He predicted that the viewers would respond "really well" to her.
Nicole was initially portrayed as a shallow "party girl" with "wild ways".
Nicole has also been featured in various other romantic storylines, such as a brief fling with Liam Murphy, James said that he was compatible with Nicole because he had "the edge she was after".
She also dated Trey Palmer and they became involved in sex tape storyline, many newspapers reported on the plot because it "echoed" co-star Lewis' real life sex tape scandal.