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Lochte hopes to follow in Kim Kardashian’s footsteps

Apr 4, 2013, 5:39 PM EDT

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Olympic gold medalist Ryan Lochte seems to be putting a lot of stock in his new E! show, What Would Ryan Lochte Do, and told the Hollywood Reporter Wednesday that he hopes to follow in the footsteps of reality-TV star Kim Kardashian:

“Kim started from pretty much nothing, and now everyone everywhere knows who she is. That’s what I want… I’ve seen what E! has done in the past with reality shows like hers… She’s huge.”

Lochte also admitted that he contemplating a move to Los Angeles because “I’m not going to lie, I like the nightlife. I like to party and dance,” and he challenged Family Guy creator and Oscar host She MacFarlane to a race after MacFarlane parodied Lochte on SNL’s Weekend Update last year.

“[SNL] invited me on to get back at him, but that’s not me…” Lochte added. “The only way I can get back at him is in the pool. So if Seth MacFarlane wants to race me, let’s do it. But he has to wear a Speedo.”

  1. ermur22 - Apr 5, 2013 at 8:29 AM

    I can not think of an athlete I dislike more. He is massive idiot

  2. mogogo1 - Apr 5, 2013 at 1:27 PM

    Whoever coined the phrase “no publicity is bad publicity” never imagined Lochte. Here was a guy that had the reputation as being sort of a California-surfer, eccentric sort–Funny to hear about in between the races and he’d provide some good quotes now and then. Then he gets his own show and instantly goes from “eccentric” to complete and utter moron, walking around around trying to explain his catchphrase that never caught on with anybody.

  3. watermelon1 - Apr 8, 2013 at 1:17 PM

    Someone might want to tell Ryan than Kim Khardasian didn’t come from nothing… She came from a rich family. And her show was not what made her famous. She made a sextape, plain and simple. Same as Paris Hilton. It’s the only reason the masses have any idea who they are.

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