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Ah, the life of a celebrity. Sure there’s the fame a fortune, but it certainly has its drawbacks. For instance, if everyone knows your face, they also know when it changes. Being famous means your appearance is constantly scrutinized, as America’s Got Talent judge Simon Cowell is currently finding out.
Cowell returned to AGT last night looking like a new man. The music executive made an appearance on the red carpet ahead of the show’s quarter-finals and wowed people with his recent 20-pound weight loss.
Cowell attributed his current look primarily to his new vegan diet. “Within 24 hours I changed my diet and I’ve not looked back since. You feel better, you look better.” he told the Sun.
But Twitter doesn’t see it that way. People seem to think that Cowell’s new face is odd at best.
“Someone please stop working and talk to me about what in the living fuck simon cowell has done to his face,” Alise Morales wrote on Twitter.
Someone please stop working and talk to me about what in the living fuck simon cowell has done to his face pic.twitter.com/uHsHbrsYtP— Alise Morales (@AliseNavidad) August 14, 2019
What’s happened to Simon Cowell? pic.twitter.com/vYA4HHCvUa— Hannah Evans (@hannahsianevans) August 14, 2019
wat the fuck happened to simon cowell???? pic.twitter.com/vGmdvaMssD— Frasier Ramon (@SteveMerkle9) August 14, 2019
Looking extremely normal, Mr. Cowell pic.twitter.com/x6TH6U3rnY— Mr. Doo Doo Penis (@boring_as_heck) August 14, 2019
People have all sorts of theories about what might be going on with Cowell’s new face.
simon cowell has stallone'd himself by wearing a rubber mask of his own face. pic.twitter.com/qb4haEwrBU— vm ❊ 🏳️🌈🇬🇧🐝 (@tentwentysixpm) August 14, 2019
'You understand that the nerves were completely severed Mr Cowell? You see what I have to work with here...' pic.twitter.com/8caCzc9do8— Rob Muir (@robertmuir87) August 14, 2019
Simon Cowell in 2025 pic.twitter.com/MIRUYYlndT— ❤️𝓒𝓪𝓻𝓸𝓵𝓲𝓷𝓮 𝓡𝓮𝓮𝓭-𝓥𝓮𝓷𝓪𝓫𝓵𝓮𝓼❤️ (@cazisue) August 14, 2019
Madame Tussaud’s begins expensive restoration project after fire damage to Simon Cowell waxwork pic.twitter.com/I72ahzFJGP— Crowby (@iCrowby) August 14, 2019
If Cowell has indeed had plastic surgery, the star has made no public mention of it. This season of AGT is far from over though. We’ll see how long comedian Howie Mandel can go without cracking a joke at Cowell’s expense.
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David Britton is a writer and comedian based in Rhinebeck, New York who focuses on internet culture, memes, and viral news stories. He also writes for the Hard Times and is the creator of StoriesAboutWizards.com.