Ryan Lochte (US Presswire)
By Olivia Barker, USA TODAY
America's most adorable bachelor didn't get the crown.
Miss USA Olivia Culpo told the New York Post that no, despite rumors of Fashion Week beauty queen-Olympic athlete frisson, she is not dating Ryan Lochte.
"We met last week, and that was it," the 20-year-old told the newspaper. "People make up things when they see people together. We met, and, the next thing, you read something like that. You can't really base it off of just meeting someone." Incidentally, she says she's single.
Previously, Lochte, 28, had gushed to E! News: "She is beautiful. I love hanging out with her."
Another crush bites the dust?
Meanwhile, at the Ralph Lauren show yesterday, Lochte chatted with USA TODAY's Andrea Mandell about his much-discussed desire for a reality TV show. Would he date on his show? "If it happens, it happens."