X Factor USA: Khloe Kardashian ‘Simon Cowell could tell I kind of lost my confidence’

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Khloe Kardashian has been gushing about her boss Simon Cowell, revealing that she never would have gotten through the recent series of X Factor USA without him.

The reality TV star made her TV presenting debut on the hit Fox talent competition, after the music mogul hired her to front the second series along with co-star Mario Lopez.

She and the Saved By The Bell actor had an awkward first week when the live rounds started but rather than admonishing her for her insecurity, the brunette beauty admits that Cowell couldn’t have been more supportive and told her just to be herself in front of the cameras.

In an interview with HuffPostLive Khloe said:

“I actually love Simon. I love that personality, I love the honesty.”


She added:

“He was so phenomenal to me. He could tell I kind of lost my confidence the first week … I got insecure for a minute, and Simon told me, ‘I hired you for you, I could have hired any trained host, so be yourself.'”

Those were the magic words she needed to hear and Kardashian confessed that as soon as Cowell issued his vote of confidence, things improved for her almost instantly. She continued:

“As soon as he said that, I felt like I was getting into my groove, and then it was the finale and now it’s over.”

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Khloe was used to living her life in front of the cameras, having starred in numerous episodes of reality TV shows with her sisters, her mother and her step father.

Live TV was another matter though but despite her inexperience, Kardashian opted not to take lessons or have any training before she started and she revealed:

‘I’ve never done live TV before, and I was asked to not do any hosting lessons because they wanted me to be just myself.’

“Just learning how there’s a screaming audience and you don’t yell because the mic is right there. I will have an earpiece in my ear, but while I’m trying to read the teleprompter I have someone counting down and they’re like, ‘Okay, ask Simon this or that’. There were so just so many pieces I never knew were involved in live TV.”


We think we know why Cowell was so supportive of Khloe, it had to be because of that nipple revealing incident!

In November last year Kardashian wore a purple top on the show, that she hadn’t first tried out during rehearsals. When on air, Simon noticed that her nipples were proudly on display and gestured to the star to cover up. He didn’t mind at all though and later told reporters:

“I thought it was hilarious. Your first live show, you don’t wear a bra, and the studio’s freezing, of course.”

Are you a Khloe fan? Do you think she did well on X Factor last year? Leave your comments below….

Lisa McGarry

Lisa has been watching reality TV for too long now. She won't do any housework unless 'Big Brother' announces it over the tannoy and everything she does has to be put to a public vote!