Simon Cowell is hot. I'm not even going to beat around the bush. I said what I said.

Before you go ahead and crucify me for saying so, take a second to think about who your "weird" celebrity crush might be because I'm telling you, it's a fun exercise.

I'd even go as far as to say it's going to be my go-to icebreaker at parties and on first dates. Because, for me, Simon Cowell is worthy of my weird celebrity crush golden buzzer and I will die on this hill.

Seriously though, I can't be the only one who thinks Simon is a total stud, right? If you're rolling your eyes, though, here are nine times that'll make you rethink your "it's gonna be a no from me" and turn it into a *Simon Cowell wink.*

1. When he actually liked a contestant

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2. So he flashed that smile

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3. When he left one too many shirt buttons undone

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4. When he used the word "naughty"

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5. When he was kind of an ass but he just said what everyone was thinking

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6. When he tried to act unimpressed... but he was very impressed

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7. When you really picked up on his accent

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8. When he was incredibly conceited but rightfully so

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9. When he was actually really good with kids

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