Olympian Ryan Lochte Wants to Be a Reality Star

by | August 10, 2012 at 10:31 AM | Celebrities, TV News

USA's medal winner Ryan Lochte at the 2012 London Summer Olympics (AP Photo/Daniel Ochoa De Olza)


Sure, Ryan Lochte may have won a handful of Olympic medals and has already proclaimed that he is moving to Hollywood. He may even have his choice of starring on “The Bachelor” or “Dancing with the Stars.” In fact, there is even talk of multiple reality shows coveting the services of the champion swimmer.

“I’m definitely looking towards ‘Dancing With the Stars’ and ‘The Bachelor,’ so we’ll see what happens,” Lochte told “Today’s” Matt Lauer Friday. “I definitely want to move to L.A. That’s been a big goal of mine, getting into fashion because that is my passion. I definitely want to get into fashion and design my own clothing line.”

But before Hollywood beckons, he needs a break.

Lochte is “definitely going to take some time off,” he says. “It’s been four years of every day in the pool. It’s time to take off at least a couple weeks.”

But you know you’ve haven’t truly lived the Hollywood dream until you are the subject of a piece on “Funny or Die.”

Now Lochte has that honor.

In the latest video from the Will Ferrell-backed site, Lochte gets taken in a con game by none other than Captain Picard himself Patrick Stewart, with a little help from Maisie Williams, who plays popular character Arya Stark on HBO’s “Game of Thrones.”

In the piece, Stewart plays a Dickens-era man of questionable ethics who specializes in acquiring Olympic tickets at the London Games. Enter Lochte.

Here’s the video…