Simon Cowell shows off more natural look at Kids’ Choice Awards


Cowell has opened up about his changing appearance (Picture: Getty / Rex)

Simon Cowell has stepped out at the Nickelodeon Kids’ Choice Awards 2022 after opening up on his ‘horror film’ fillers.

The 62-year-old media mogul was spotted showing off a more natural look as he attended the ceremony in Santa Monica, California, where America’s Got Talent won the best reality Show prize.

Sporting a full beard and smiling for the cameras, Simon seemed to be in good spirits having recently revealed he ditched Botox after deciding the treatment had left him looking ‘like something out of a horror film’.

Instead, he’s turned to a healthy diet to battle the natural effects of aging.

‘There was a stage where I might have gone a bit too far. I saw a picture of me from ‘before’ the other day, and didn’t recognize it as me first of all. Eric was in hysterics. Enough was enough,’ he said.

He added to The Sun: ‘There is no filler in my face at all now. Zero. There was a phase where everyone was having their faces pumped full of this and the other.

SANTA MONICA, CALIFORNIA - APRIL 09: (L-R) Sof??a Vergara and Simon Cowell, winners of the Best Reality Show Award for 'America's Got Talent,' pose backstage at the Nickelodeon's Kids' Choice Awards 2022 at Barker Hangar on April 09 , 2022 in Santa Monica, California.  (Photo by Matt Winkelmeyer/Getty Images for Nickelodeon)

Simon appeared with co-star Sofia Vergara at the awards (Picture: Matt Winkelmeyer/Getty Images for Nickelodeon)

Sofia, Heidi Klum, Simon and Terry Crews celebrating winning the prize for best reality show (Picture: Kevin Mazur/Getty Images for Nickelodeon)

‘But actually, for me now, a lot of it comes down to healthy eating and drinking tonnes of water.’

And when it comes to his TV career, Simon also claimed X Factor would need to undergo some changes if it was to return.

Simon has ditched fillers and Botox (Picture: Allen Berezovsky/WireImage)

Images were shot on 21 Oct 2019 but only released from embargo 05 Feb 2020 Mandatory Credit: Photo by Broadimage/REX/Shutterstock (10549583af) Simon Cowell 'America's Got Talent: The Champions', Season 2, TV show, Arrivals, Los Angeles, USA - 21 Oct 2019

He has been open about the work he’s had done (Picture: Broadimage/Rex/Shutterstock)

‘The salaries got out of whack. I’d be a hypocrite if I said I hadn’t made a lot of money. But it got too crazy,’ he explained. ‘The other thing we did with the show was to keep tinkering with it, adding new formats.

‘When we first started the show it was very simple with unique elements. I’d argue you can’t make a better music show than that.’

He was at the ceremony to celebrate AGT’s success (Picture: Trae Patton/NBCU Photo Bank/NBCUniversal via Getty Images)

Mandatory Credit: Photo by JM Enternational/REX/Shutterstock (10223205ba) Simon Cowell attends The BRIT Awards 1994 The 14th BRIT Awards, Alexandra Palace, London, UK - 14 Feb 1994

Simon started his TV career in 2001 (Picture: JM Enternational/Rex/Shutterstock)

Meanwhile, Simon has previously been open about his love of Botox in the past and admitted there was a time he had ‘too much’.

He said at the time: ‘Hopefully I look better now – I probably did have a little too much Botox a couple of years ago, because everyone on TV has it. Now I have facials, but nothing too extravagant at the moment.

‘I have a girl who comes here and does a great face massage – it’s very relaxing. I also had a sheep facial placenta once, which was quite out there.

‘Then Sinitta recommended I try another detoxifying machine, and this thing turned up in my bedroom and it was like something out of Doctor Who. It was like a spaceship had landed in my bedroom.’

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