Support for LAist comes from
We Explain L.A.
Stay Connected

Share This

This is an archival story that predates current editorial management.

This archival content was written, edited, and published prior to LAist's acquisition by its current owner, Southern California Public Radio ("SCPR"). Content, such as language choice and subject matter, in archival articles therefore may not align with SCPR's current editorial standards. To learn more about those standards and why we make this distinction, please click here.

Arts and Entertainment

Olympic Swimmer Ryan Lochte Plots Move to L.A., Wants to Be the 'Bachelor' or a 'Dancing' Star

Ryan Lochte in L.A. in 2011 (Phil Stafford /
Before you
Dear reader, we're asking you to help us keep local news available for all. Your tax-deductible financial support keeps our stories free to read, instead of hidden behind paywalls. We believe when reliable local reporting is widely available, the entire community benefits. Thank you for investing in your neighborhood.

When athletes win the "big game" they usually say the first thing they're going to do is go to Disneyland. (Or Disney World, but we're biased.) But these days a lot of Olympic athletes are telling reporters their next move is to Los Angeles, and they plan to make it big in acting or reality television. Hey, we all have dreams.

Count among the stars of London 2012 with stars in their eyes the eye-catching swimmer Ryan Lochte, who said he's planning to move to Los Angeles not only start a fashion line, but to hopefully take part in some popular reality shows, according to the Hollywood Reporter.

Specifically, the grill-errific Lochte is making doe eyes at the casting directors of two big ABC shows, "The Bachelor" and "Dancing With the Stars."

While THR says "The Bachelor" folks haven't commented on a possible season devoted to finding the one-night-stand man a lady love, they have previously reported that Lochte already has a table full of TV offers.

Support for LAist comes from

Though Lochte has been enjoying poking fun at himself for revealing he pees in the pool, it remains to be seen if he does go on The Bachelor if his prospective life mates would find that objectionable.

Here's Lochte's acting debut:

The Olympic Ticket Scalper with Sir Patrick Stewart, Ryan Lochte, Simon Pegg & Maisie Williams from Patrick Stewart