Khloe Kardashian: Yes, There Was "Nip Action" on X Factor

Entertainment Nov. 1, 2012 AT 9:30AM
Khloe Kardashian Odom and Mario Lopez  onstage at FOX's "The X Factor" Season 2 Top 16 Live Performance Show on October 31, 2012 in Hollywood, California. Khloe Kardashian Odom and Mario Lopez onstage at FOX's "The X Factor" Season 2 Top 16 Live Performance Show on October 31, 2012 in Hollywood, California. Credit: Dowling/PictureGroup

Khloe Kardashian made her debut as The X Factor's new cohost -- but it likely wasn't the first impression she had intended to make.

Taking the stage alongside Mario Lopez to helm the FOX hit's first live show for season two -- featuring performances by the top 16 contestants -- Kardashian, 28, exposed her left nipple through a sheer purple blouse.

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"I think I had a little nip action earlier," the reality star tweeted midway through the show in response to judge Simon Cowell's joke that the Los Angeles studio's air conditioning must have been "on high tonight."

Appearing to have finally covered up midway through the broadcast, Kardashian poked fun at her indecent exposure when bantering with Cowell, 53.

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"May I say, Khloe, you're looking sexy tonight," Cowell told Lamar Odom's wife, who finished her X Factor ensemble off with a black skirt and heels. "The air conditioning is on high tonight. It's very distracting!"

"You love it!" shot back Kardashian, fully aware of what Cowell was referring to.

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Aside from her playful banter with Cowell, Kardashian made admittedly awkward small talk with the show's contestants -- including Diamond White -- in between their performances. When Lopez teased the 13-year-old singer about having a boyfriend, White told him she was single -- because "my mom would kill me" for having a boyfriend. "Don’t let your mom kill you," Kardashian replied to a confused-looking White.

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Named X Factor's cohost just two weeks ago, Kardashian was admittedly nervous going into the reality competition's live shows. "I've never hosted before!" the star admitted during a recent interview with KIIS-FM's Ryan Seacrest. "What if I get kicked off the show because I say something so bad? That's what I'm nervous about, but I can't be anybody else but myself. I just have to control the language a little bit."

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