Published August 12, 2011
LOS ANGELES – Music and TV mogul Simon Cowell said Thursday he would love to get his hands on Pippa Middleton -- to make her a star.
Cowell, a former "American Idol" judge and current judge on "The X Factor," said if the sister of the Duchess of Cambridge wanted his help he would not hesitate.
"I haven't heard her sing, but if she walked in and said, 'I want to be a TV star,' I would sign her on the spot," he told Life & Style magazine.
"She has the X factor. To overshadow your sister when she's the one getting married? That was impressive."
Middleton, 27, shot to fame after capturing the world's attention when she appeared at her sister Catherine's wedding to Prince William as maid of honor in a figure-hugging white dress designed by Sarah Burton.
A Facebook page called the Pippa Middleton Ass Appreciation Society was set up shortly after she turned heads at the May wedding and her enviable figure, dating life and fashion style has continued to be fodder for gossip and entertainment websites and magazines since.