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Ryan Lochte Rejected By The Bachelor

September 08, 2012 11:00 AM by Stephanie Gustafson

Olympic swimmer Ryan Lochte was hoping to transition his career from award-winning athlete to reality show stud, but it looks like ABC has temporarily put a stint in those lofty plans. Rumor has it that Lochte’s out of the running for The Bachelor, meaning that the pool has been narrowed to Arie and Sean. So, what’s plan B?

Women all across America were hoping to see Ryan Lochte’s chiseled abs on The Bachelor. But it doesn’t look like that will be happening in the near future. A source tells E! that while ABC “briefly considered him…It’s really down to Arie and Sean.”

Ryan Lochte may have experienced his first big defeat in the world of reality television, but he’s not about to give up! The athlete is still vying for a spot on Dancing with the Stars (ideally competing against fellow swimmer Michael Phelps) and he’s already managed to land cameos on 30 Rock and 90210. He’s currently campaigning for a third cameo on Gossip Girl.

In addition to his TV cameos, Lochte is continuing to build a budding career in fashion, having been offered an exclusive fashion correspondent job by E! It’s an exciting development for the swimmer, who has already confessed the desire to release his own clothing line. At the same time, the job offer has taken Lochte by surprise. “I would never put Ryan Lochte with fashion correspondent together in the same sentence. You know what? It does have a nice ring to it. I kinda like it.” And yes, he has mastered the most important fashion question: “Hi, I’m Ryan Lochte with E! News. Who are you wearing?”

What do you think is in store for Ryan Lochte now that he’s out of the running for The Bachelor? Share your thoughts in the comments section below!

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5 Responses to “Ryan Lochte Rejected By The Bachelor”

  1. LL Says:
    September 8th, 2012 at 2:01 pm

    I think Ryan should stick to swimming. he really does not have the personality to be a T.V. star. Why do you not concentrate on your charity and try to do some good for them instead of trying to be a T.V. star

  2. Beni Barfield Says:
    September 8th, 2012 at 3:31 pm

    Ryan Lochte wanted to settle down? No, I hope not. He is just way to young and still having way too much fun.

  3. d-gal Says:
    September 8th, 2012 at 4:10 pm

    I’d rather see Phelps in ALL the above situations. Enough said.

  4. Kellie Says:
    September 8th, 2012 at 11:44 pm

    I think that Bachelor thing was someone else’s imagination idea; he never really seemed all that interested. Doesn’t seem like he’s dying to get married (I know, I know, it’s a farce!, but they have to at least pretend to be interested in marriage.)He’s mentioned the Dancing with the Stars thing himself though.

  5. Booki Says:
    September 9th, 2012 at 3:07 pm

    How is he too young to settle down? He’s verging on 30. Although I DON’T think he should settle down because he’s at his peak but he is able to have a child, get married,etc. He is not WAY too young.


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