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.

But recent images have surfaced of Simon Cowell looking, quite frankly, terrifying - and the internet is absolutely obsessed with his transformation.

And, as you'd expect, there have been some truly excellent reactions.

Many are trying to figure out exactly what he was going for when he went under the knife. Because if it was to look like a surrealist piece of art, he's succeeded perfectly.

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.

Like this TikTok girl. Honestly, this video is hilarious with any caption.

Simon Cowell basically looks inhuman.

Many have shared images of melting faces in response to his new look. There is certainly something of the uncanny valley about him.

And many have more serious questions.

Who did this to Simon Cowell - and, more importantly, why? Surely nobody thinks that this is a satisfactory final product?

Here's the horrific side-by-side comparison.

Honestly, what makes this transformation even weirder is the fact that it's so difficult to quite gauge what is different.

Luckily, we have an expert on hand.

Gossip columnist, Perez Hilton, offered his expert analysis on what exactly has gone on with Simon Cowell's appearance - and let's just say it's a lot. 

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.

One tweet compares him to a stuffed animal version of his former self. The more you look at him, the weirder it seems - he still looks like Simon Cowell, just a really creepy version.

Others made this comparison.

He does look oddly like a wax figure of himself - and one that's slightly melting, at that. The downturned look of his eyes is what is really freaking us out.

Some shared edited snaps.

And what's even weirder? These deliberately poorly photoshopped snaps don't actually look that much weirder than what's going on with Cowell's real-life face.

There's something else that's weird about his face.

As many who have overdone it on the Botox have experienced, he seems almost unable to express emotions, giving him a really inhuman vibe.

There have been some other excellent comparisons.

We think that we've narrowed it down - the problem is definitely in the eyes. They look expressionless, but also so tired and sad at the same time.

Others noticed this.

Even though his face is still the right way up (for now) there is an oddly upside-down vibe about it.

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.

If you think that the world is trash and there's nothing to look forward to, remember this: we still haven't witnessed the full extent of what Simon Cowell is willing to do to his face yet.

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...

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We want answers. What the heck happened?!

He has tried blaming his vegan diet for his dramatic new look...

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But 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.

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The 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...

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And, believe it or not, his new appearance isn't a result of his vegan diet. Shocking!

He admitted to having a facelift.

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Which he said "hurt like hell." Crickey.

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.

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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.

And he's admitted to finding amusement out of his old looks.

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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.'"

Simon has always been a big fan of Botox.

Evidently. And he has been open about using Botox in the past, even reportedly gifting his co-stars £350 vouchers for the treatment. What a great friend...

Though, now, he holds his hands up to the fact that he may have used too much...

"You know, the old clips of us are hysterical, Amanda's always like, 'What was I thinking?', I said, 'Well, I don't look a lot better.' I look all right now, but certain years it was like, 'Wow, I don't know what was going on.'" Let's just hope that he won't be getting more, I don't think that his face could physically hold it...