People have noticed that Simon Cowell is looking a bit different these days.
The “America’s Got Talent” judge has gone vegan and lost 20 pounds.
He told “Access Hollywood” this week that the diet change has been good for him.
“You feel better,” he said. “My memory’s better, I feel better, so I didn’t find it difficult. I can still drink beer, so I’m happy.”
People have noticed that Simon Cowell is looking a bit different these days. https://t.co/5heTyHeQX4
— FOX6 News (@fox6now) August 16, 2019
The internet has noticed the change and asked about it.
What the 59-year-old has said is that he not only feels better, but he thinks he looks better.
“If I was on a one to 10 scale of being handsome, I was an eight and now I’ve gone to an 11,” he reportedly told The Sun earlier this year.
Cowell Donates $32,575 to Close South Korean Dog Meat Farm
Cowell donated £25,000 ($32,575) to Humane Society International (HSI) in an effort to close a dog meat farm in South Korea last year.
“We are excited to announce that Simon Cowell has just donated a HUGE £25,000 to HSI to help us close down a dog meat farm in South Korea saving over 200 dogs from being killed and eaten,” HSI said in a post on Sept. 27, 2018. “We work with dog meat farmers who wish to leave this dying industry and help them switch to alternative livelihoods of their choice that do not involve any animal agriculture.”
We are excited to announce that Simon Cowell has just donated a HUGE £25,000 to HSI to help us close down a dog meat…
According to HSI, they will use the money to rescue 200 plus dog from the dog meat farm. This will be the 13th dog meat farm in South Korea closed by HSI. The total number of dogs saved by HSI will amount to 1,600.
“With every dog farm we close and every farmer we help [to] switch to a more profitable, humane business,” HSI said in a Facebook post, “we’re showing the South Korean government that it’s possible to end this cruel trade.”
The dog meat farmer has signed the contract and HSI’s Animal Rescue Team will leave for South Korea to rescue the 200 plus dogs early on the week of Sept. 30, according to an update from HSI on Sept. 26, 2018.
UPDATE: Thanks to your generous support, we have met our matching gift goal of £25,000! ???? A huge THANK YOU to everyone who has donated & to @SimonCowell for your incredible gift. Please stay tuned for updates as we begin to rescue 200+ dogs from the SK dog meat farm next week! pic.twitter.com/TNaVNmD21F
— Humane Society Int'l (@HSIGlobal) September 28, 2018
A small number of the 200 plus dogs will be rehomed in the United Kingdom, the rest will be transported to Canada, the United States, and the Netherlands. HSI partner shelters in these countries will help to find new owners for the dogs.
The music mogul Cowell has long been a supporter of HSI’s #EndDogMeat campaign. He once told Good Morning Britain that eating a dog would be like “eating your friend. It’s the fact you’re eating such a kind, helpless, sweet animal.”
South Korean has a long history of eating dog meat, originating from the Three Kingdoms of Korea period during the first century A.D.
According to a press release by HSI, eating dog meat is fast declining in popularity in South Korea, particularly among the younger generation.
However, thousands of dog meat farms still exist in South Korea. Around 2.5 million dogs are being bred for human consumption, HSI said.
The CNN Wire and NTD reporter Allen Zhong contributed to this report.