March 18, 2006 12:47 PM by Joe Blackmon
Simon Cowell has always been considered the sexiest of the Caucasian male American Idol judges, but with a daring new wardrobe selection, Cowell is now even giving pretty boy host Ryan Seacrest a run for his money. Seacrest is known as the bastion of male Idol fashion, but Cowell’s new look has American Idol viewers buzzing. After years of watching Cowell in his classic black or gray shirtwear, a sudden departure from the norm has given many American Idol viewers a glimmer of hope of seeing Cowell in other more colorful shirt options. At the time of publication of this article, a Reality TV Magazine reader poll had 47% of respondents expressing a desire to see Simon Cowell in a pink shirt. While the possibility of Simon Cowell in a pink shirt on American Idol is still just a dream, Reality TV Magazine created a digitally enhanced photograph to give viewers an idea of what it might look like.
While some viewers have reacted negatively to the change such as a Reality TV Magazine reader named Beth who posted “He made me throw up in my mouth,” the overall reaction has been overwhelmingly positive. The majority of Reality TV Magazine readers’ feedback has been similar to Brittany who posted “I think Simon looked so, so HOT and SEXY!!!! He should definitely wear that shirt more often on the show!!! He was just smokin’ baby. Hell with what Ryan says on that one.” Or similar to Reality TV Magazine reader Rosanna who posted “Yea, I think it’s about time Simon dress up a little. He is really so good looking and sexy I think. What’s sexy about him? His self confidence, his brutal honesty, and sense of humour. He’s totally independent minded and doesn’t care if he pleases the crowd or not (most of the time). Wearing the white shirt,nice change. He usually wears T-shirts and I’ve always wondered why.”
Now, that American Idol viewers have had a taste of Cowell’s new look, its doubtful that things will ever be the same again. As Reality TV Magazine reader Strawberry Idol posted “Simon is the hottest, sexiest, most gorgeous man God ever breathed life into, and in that shirt, with his luscious hairy chest exposed, he is downright lethal. He needs to wear that shirt more often, and maybe get it in other colors, too. It’s kind of hard to go back to the black and grey T-shirts after seeing him in that.”
American Idol viewers are clamoring to see new shirts and more chest from Simon Cowell. Will Cowell give viewers what they want? Or will the thought of Cowell in a pink shirt be regulated to photoshop fantasies? Post your wardrobe fashion ideas for Simon Cowell below.