Ryan Lochte Accepts 'DWTS' Offer
August 09, 2012
For better or worse, Ryan Lochte has become the breakout star of the 2012 London Olympics. But in recent days, his accomplishments in the pool are being overshadowed by his life on dry land as everything from his partying, sexual preferences and locations to release his bladder have snagged headlines around the world.
This morning, alongside his teammate Conor Dwyer, Lochte addressed many of these rumors head on during a via satellite interview with Good Morning America.
On the subject of his much rumored reality show, Lochte didn't shoot the idea down. In fact, he offered a few thoughts as to why it would make for compelling television. "It definitely wouldn't be your normal reality TV show because I'm not your normal guy," he said. Dwyer concurred, "It would be pretty interesting, something fans would like to see. He'd do pretty well for himself."
Lochte also thinks he could do well for himself on the dance floor. When asked by Josh Elliot if he's more likely to end up on The Bachelor or Dancing with the Stars, Lochte said, "I'd definitely have to go with Dancing with the Stars because it's a competition and I have that competitive edge in me."
But all of these options take a backseat to his future Olympic dreams. In addition to confirming he has no plans to retire like Michael Phelps and will be competing in the 2016 Rio de Janeiro games, Lochte declared, "If I'm still having fun, I'm going to go for another 4 years after that!"
But before he can get back on the road to Olympic stardom, he's clearly going to dabble in "acting" as you can see from a pair of newly released Funny Or Die videos -- the first addresses his penchant for pool peeing, while the second casts Patrick Stewart as an Olympic Ticket Scalper, Game of Thrones' Maisie Williams as his second in command, Simon Pegg as an Olympic usurper and Ryan as himself.