"America Idol" judge Simon Cowell says he works hard to maintain the toned body he recently showed off during a Barbados vacation.

The 49-year-old said a regimen of vitamins and a steady diet has allowed him to sustain a toned physique despite his advancing age, the Daily Mail reported Friday.

"I have had Botox but not in an obsessive way," Cowell said. "I just like to take care of myself. I am eating a lot better and have cut out the chocolate biscuits and crisps.

"I work out, take lots of vitamins and think I look good for my age."

The star of the British TV series "X Factor" said his focus on his looks is part of an overall TV culture obsessed with an individual's public image.

"I am vain but I cannot think of one person on TV who is not. It is the nature of the beast," Cowell told the British newspaper.