How often do you see Simon Cowell cry?

Simon Cowell worked as a mail boy at EMI and eventually worked his way to become an A&R representative. Says that the first time he gave a criticism was at age four when he looked at his mother’s white fuzzy pillbox hat and remarked “Mum, you look like a poodle” [Source: His book “I Don’t Mean to Be Rude, But…”]

During an audition, a female participant told Simon and the other judges that she quit her job at a hair salon so she can pursue her dreams on American Idol (2002); when getting rejected, Simon had asked for the phone and called the owner of the workplace where the rejected contestant got her job back.

Watch this 21 year old mechanic sing and make Simon Cowell cry!