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, Simon has finally spoken out about his botched face and has finally revealed what actually happened to make him look so drastically different.
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
Simon Cowell basically looks inhuman.
New pictures of Simon Cowell are shocking https://t.co/SWVlgDiQlr— Al Murray - DKMS.ORG.UK (@Al Murray - DKMS.ORG.UK)1565893134.0
And many have more 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
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 an actual new face, does it?
He basically doesn't look human anymore.
Why does Simon Cowell look like he belongs on @CrapTaxidermy ??? https://t.co/LI8tsPSfi3— Dementia Von Grimm (@Dementia Von Grimm)1565864928.0
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
Some shared edited snaps.
@boring_as_heck https://t.co/SFsJeZZLGe— ✨Alexis Annabelle✨ (@✨Alexis Annabelle✨)1565841505.0
There's something else that's weird about his face.
“Look at all those worried faces...except for Simon Cowell, he looks great” https://t.co/u0vUi2ReTl— Michael Fry (@Michael Fry)1565820325.0
There have been some other excellent comparisons.
simon cowell looks like someone tried to make simon cowell in the sims 3 but got stuck playing around with the eye… https://t.co/R0hsqIpv5L— steph mccann (@steph mccann)1565834457.0
Others noticed this.
Simon Cowell is starting to look like the upside down face kid from Family Guy. https://t.co/zhBx6LFZyN— We Bought A Zuul (@We Bought A Zuul)1565818711.0
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.
But at least there's a positive message to take away.
I've said it before but I'll say it again. If you get down and you don't see the point of it all, here's something… https://t.co/tMzlSUHvqg— Limmy (@Limmy)1565881719.0
So, even though he's terrifying, we have to thank Simon Cowell.Not only has he provided us with the best internet entertainment possible - but he's also given us something to look forward to, and that's invaluable.
But, despite the high-quality memes born from Simon's bizarre face...
via: GettyWe want answers. What the heck happened?!
He has tried blaming his vegan diet for his dramatic new look...
via: GettyBut I, for one, refuse to believe that exercise and lots of vegetables did this to him. Simon famously transitioned to his vegan diet a couple of years ago after a health scare and regularly promotes the green lifestyle.
It's a far cry from his old life.
via: GettyThe fifty-nine-year-old was forced to make changes to his lifestyle after falling down the stairs in the middle of the night in October 2017. He was rushed to the hospital and told that he had to stop binging on sausage rolls, hamburgers, and his favorite sweet treats made for him by his personal chefs.
And, now, he has finally admitted to the real cause of his drastic new face...
via: GettyAnd, believe it or not, his new appearance isn't a result of his vegan diet. Shocking!
And he has finally admitted to using "too much botox."You don't say! Simon has now said that he and his Britain's Got Talent co-judge, Amanda Holden, may have gone too far during the so-called "Botox Years."
He has said that he and Amanda went a little overboard with the botox.
via: GettyThe 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.
And he's admitted to finding amusement out of his old looks.
Speaking ahead of the latest semi-final for Britain's Got Talent: The Champions, Simon said: "I love watching 'the Botox years.''' All of us are like, '"Christ, we had a lot that year. Not so much that year… maybe a bit too much that year.'"