April 22, 2013 05:00 PM by Donna W. Martin
Ryan Lochte wants to be known as more than just an Olympic athlete, so he’s decided to try his hand at reality television. His new show What Would Ryan Lochte Do? airing on E! premiered on April 21. But Ryan knew nothing about reality TV so where did he turn for pointers? He watched none other than Kim Kardashian, of course! Keep reading for more details.
Being an Olympic athlete, Ryan is accustomed to hard work and training when preparing for his next competition. However, the Olympian had no idea how to prepare for his new reality TV series. So what did he do? According to MTV, he hit the couch and watched Kim Kardashian on Keeping Up With The Kardashians. “I wanted to prepare myself,” Ryan explained, “so that’s when I started watching the Kardashians’ show, to just know what to expect when I started shooting my show.”
But out of all the reality TV stars he could have chosen to watch, why did he pick Kim? Was it her beauty that drew him in? Or maybe the drama? No, that wasn’t it. He chose to watch Kim because she started at the bottom with nothing and worked her way up. And now, she can’t walk down the street without being noticed and he thinks that’s awesome. “I have the most respect for her,” he said, “she started from the bottom and now she’s here,” he said.
Like Kim, Ryan also has an interest in fashion. So who knows, after he gets the hang of reality TV and hangs up his Olympic Speedo, we may see him hit the fashion scene as well.
What do you think of Ryan taking reality TV pointers from Kim Kardashian? Do you plan to watch his new show? And do you think it will be a success? Sound off in the comments and let us know.
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