We understand that, for people in Hollywood, there's a ton of pressure to look a certain way. With your entire appearance constantly scrutinized by the public, it can be easy to cave to societal pressures. But, sometimes, trying to look "good for your age" can actually look, well, kind of bad. And the latest celeb to fall victim to this phenomenon? Talent show bad boy, Simon Cowell.
He's always been partial to the odd cosmetic procedure (just check out his Day-Glo teeth). But last month, Simon went even further with his transformation, and subsequently left people completely baffled by his bizarre new face.
And now, he's finally spoken out about the entire botch... but the reasons behind it aren't exactly what we expected to hear.
Simon Cowell is no stranger to internet controversy.As a judge on huge shows like The X Factor and America's Got Talent, he's cultivated a reputation as something of a loveable rogue.
And there's something else that Simon is pretty well known for.For as long as he's been in the public eye, he's always had a very distinctive (and some would say, kind of bizarre) appearance. His oddly tent-like t-shirts combined with high-waisted trousers and brush-like hair means that he's always recognizable.
He's also no stranger to the odd bit of... help.
I can't believe over a million Botox treatments a year are now taking place. How does Simon Cowell fit them into his punishing schedule?— Patrick Strudwick (@Patrick Strudwick)1280483991.0
And, as you'd expect, there have been some truly excellent reactions.
@AliseNavidad He showed the plastic surgeon this picture: https://t.co/lL14149l0v— Heshy Tischler stan account 💞 (@Heshy Tischler stan account 💞)1565804660.0
There have been some other hilarious comparisons.Here, Cowell is compared to a piece of skin with a face on it, first seen on sci-fi show, Dr. Who.
His appearance has been combined with another of this week's top memes.
me looking at new simon cowell https://t.co/axBQpV64v9— helen (@helen)1565894892.0
Many have some serious questions.
Simon Cowell’s plastic surgeon after seeing the results https://t.co/etuYdhxXKz— tez (@tez)1565792153.0
Here's the horrific side-by-side comparison.
What has Simon Cowell done? I can’t tell what it is but something is different https://t.co/iywLjjAKjq— shannen (@shannen)1565829353.0
And to make matters even more horrifying?Someone used the beloved Faceapp to show us what Simon Cowell would look like if he was sixty... oh wait, he is almost sixty... ok... what he would look like if he was normal.
Others made this comparison.
Madame Tussaud’s begins expensive restoration project after fire damage to Simon Cowell waxwork https://t.co/I72ahzFJGP— Crowby (@Crowby)1565774304.0
Luckily, we have an expert on hand.
I’m going with: new veneers, fillers in the cheek, Botox in the forehead and a possible eye job too! What do U thin… https://t.co/9p6TvTT1xK— Perez (@Perez)1565803204.0
Simon has attributed his change in appearance to a "vegan diet" and lots of exercise.But let's just say that the internet isn't buying it. That may have a positive impact on the aging process, but it doesn't result in a completely new face, does it?
Regardless, he kept pushing this new, vegan diet.
This prompted him to make some drastic lifestyle changes.
There's one bad habit he hasn't seemed to shake off yet...
via: Getty ImagesSmoking. Puffing a cigarette, the business mogul was seen leaving the Royal Festival Hall on Tuesday, in a swanky navy suit that showed off the fact that he'd shed more than just a few pounds.
Pairing the look with his signature, white shirt which was obviously unbuttoned down to the navel...
via: Getty ImagesHe flashed the cameras a glimpse of his hairy chest, as well as a good ol' thumbs up. It seems like this diet has had a positive effect on him all-round. Keep reading to find out exactly why Simon Cowell decided to go vegan...
In the past, he's talked about the lack of control he has when it comes to indulging.
via: Getty ImagesSpeaking to Ellen Degeneres, he admitted he went to see a doctor that set him straight. "He [the doctor] said, 'You have the worst diet I've ever met from any patient. So I went, 'Okay, out of the smoking, the drinking, and diet, what do I have to drop?' And he said, 'The diet.'"
"It was easier than I thought..."
Besides the vegan diet, Cowell also admitted he has had (another) facelift.
via: Getty ImagesRight, so you got our hopes up saying that it was all down to the vegan diet. Now you're saying I also need a facelift on top of that? No thank you!
He has said that he and Amanda Holden went a little overboard with the botox...
via: GettyShocker! The music mogul also told The Mirror that he's been left in hysterics by old clips of him and Amanda, forty-nine, sporting their significantly smoother complexions.