Simon Cowell Height

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The best way to describe the profession of Simon Cowell would be to call him a judge. He judged people on Pop Idol, The X Factor UK and Britain's Got Talent, American Idol, The X Factor US, and America's Got Talent. It is possible that Simon Cowell might just have the best job in the world.

Inside Simon Cowell's closely guarded secret

Simon Cowell loves to make blunt and controversial comments including insults and wisecracks about contestants. Let's treat him the same way -- at least in a blunt way.

Let's get something out of the way first -- Simon likes to wear good shoes. What kind of good shoes, well if there are high heels for men that's basically Simon Cowell's shoes. You would never catch Simon Cowell without his shoes.

What is more, he often uses his pants/jeans to cover the heels of his shoes, so we never know what is at the bottom of his pants.

Even his walk suggests that he is wearing something akin to women's stilettos -- like Cuban heel boots for men.

Or maybe it is just a fashion choice and he just doesn't want to make his legs look shorter. But David Williams, who once saw Simon barefoot at the airport security check has this to say about Simon's height.

I was like, 'Who is that? I didn't know we had a Jawa on the show!

Lorraine Kelly giggled as she told David: "You're going to be in so much trouble." Btw, Jawa is a 3 feet character from Star Wars.

Anyway, all these things, along with Simon's ramrod posture make us believe that he is "height conscious" -- a person who is self-conscious about their height and doesn't want to look even shorter than he is (you can even throw in the word insecure if you want to).

Simon once claimed to be 5 feet 9 inches tall. Well, after taking a careful look at him and comparing his height to that of people like Cheryl Cole (5'3"), Dannii Minogue (5'2"), Ryan Seacrest (5'7½"), Harry Styles (5'10"), we think that Simon can touch the 5'9" mark -- but not without his cowboy boots and fluffed hair.

Simon Cowell's barefoot height at the most is 5'8" and certainly not above it.

The real height of Simon Cowell is

5 ft 8 in (173 cm)

Simon Cowell standing with Karlie Kloss and Ireland Baldwin
Big Simon Cowell standing with some bigger ladies: Karlie Kloss (6'1½") and Ireland Baldwin (6")

Simon Cowell is quite a character. Here are a few other of his quotes.

Classic Simon Cowell.

That was extraordinary. Unfortunately, extraordinarily bad.

How to make friends?

Praise a stranger with a few nice words and he becomes a stranger that calls you a friend.

His advice on a career in the music business.

My advice would be if you want to pursue a career in the music business, don't.

Singer cum lifeguard.

If your lifeguard duties were as good as your singing, a lot of people would be drowning.

Good and...

Good is not enough. You've got to be great.

His advice.

My own saying is: 'Create the hype but don't ever believe it.

Respecting someone's opinions.

It would hurt my feelings if I respected your opinions.

On rules.

Rules equal boredom, and I don't like that.

The best way to...

The best way to kill someone is from the inside, by crushing their hopes and dreams.

The secret to weight loss.

You know what the secret to weight loss is? Don't eat much.

His dad's teachings.

My dad did teach me a very important lesson about people when he explained to me that everybody around you will have an invisible sign on their head, which says, "Make me feel important.

On being different.

Being different is good; embrace it.

No one is perfect.

Not everybody is perfect, and I don't think we should be looking for perfect people.

Do something you are...

No, what I am doing is kind by telling people who are useless, "Do something that you're good at".

On money.

Money brings you security and choice. You can make decisions in a different way if you have a lot of money. But when you have nothing, you have naivety, and a more fearless attitude because you have nothing to lose.

The Lady Gaga influence.

I want people to understand that from the minute Lady Gaga arrived, she created a new set of rules: being different is good; embrace it.

On political correctness.

I think you have to judge everything based on your personal taste. And if that means being critical, so be it. I hate political correctness. I absolutely loathe it.

Confusing it with true love.

People confuse ego, lust, and insecurity with true love.

The secret of his success.

The secret of my success is that I make other people money. And, never ever, ever, ever be ashamed about trying to earn as much as possible for yourself, if the person you're working with is also making money. That's life!

Does success make you a monster?

When someone asks, 'Does success make you into a monster?' I always say, 'No, it enables you to be a monster.'

Having a big mouth and being controversial.

If you've got a big mouth and you're controversial, you're going to get attention.