Source: Bang Showbiz NewsCarmen Electra says Simon Cowell is an "awesome person" who she adores.The former 'Baywatch' beauty has been romantically linked to the 'X Factor' judge and although Carmen, 40, insists the pair are just friends, she admitted to fond feelings for the 53-year-old music mogul.She told E! News: "We're friends. We've hung out a few times He's an awesome person. And I absolutely adore him."However, Simon recently admitted he is smitten with Carmen but insisted she is not his girlfriend yet.Speaking about their budding romance, he said: "She's not my girlfriend. We're people who date. She's adorable, isn't she?"Carmen, who was once married to basketball star Dennis Rodman and rocker Dave Navarro, previously revealed she had fallen for the British millionaire after she filled in as a guest judge on 'Britain's Got Talent'.She said: "He's so cute. He is adorable. He's actually a sweetheart ... I really liked him. I think he's really cool. Now, obviously, he's in [Los Angeles] with X Factor and we started to hang out and we became friends ... I think he's a great guy."Simon and Carmen were first spotted enjoying a flirtatious dinner at Los Angeles restaurant Cecconi's in September.An onlooker said at the time: "They were getting very cosy. They were holding hands and staring into each other's eyes - and then they started making out."They were with other friends at the restaurant but didn't seem to mind."