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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