Ryan Lochte 'definitely' ready for 'Bachelor,' 'Dancing'

12:39 PM, Aug 10, 2012   |    comments
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By Ann Oldenburg, USA TODAY

Ryan Lochte has said he's heading to Rio for the Olympics in 2016. But that doesn't mean he doesn't have a future in reality TV, right?

Lochte, who says he plans to move to Los Angeles after the Games, appeared on Good Morning America this week and was asked the ultimate question: Would he rather appear on The Bachelor or Dancing With the Stars?

His pick: Dancing!

"It's a competition, and I have that competitive edge in me," explained the hunky swimmer of his choice. Teammate Michael Phelps also said he'd be interested in Dancing with the Stars, Us Weekly reported. Maybe they will soon go against each other on the dance floor!

A media expert told HuffPost that "Ryan would make the perfect next Bachelor. ... He has the 'it' factor. Especially after his mother's one-night-stand comment, everyone wants to know who is the real Ryan and what would it be like to date him. Forget dancing shows -- this guy should be doing dating shows, for sure."

Meanwhile, according to the The Hollywood Reporter, Lochte's agent says the Olympian has three offers for a reality show on the table.

If he did one, he promised GMA it would be unusual. "It wouldn't be your normal reality TV show because I'm definitely not your normal guy."

This morning, Matt Lauer followed up on the reality question and Lochte replied, "I'm definitely looking towards Dancing With the Stars and The Bachelor, so we'll see what happens. I definitely want to move to L.A. That's been a big goal of mine, getting into fashion because that is my passion. I definitely want to get into fashion and design my own clothing line."


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