Here are some new photos of Ryan Lochte arriving in Los Angeles, where I expect him to take Hollywood by storm! That seems to be his new goal – I guess he’s not interested in going to Rio in 2016, which is fine by me. Ryan is determined to go all “Hollywood” now, as he spent his last week in London doing interviews and shilling for work on reality shows. You know what? I have to give him props for one thing – he knows his limits. Some would argue that he knows his own intellectual limitations too. I like that Lochte didn’t come out and claim “I want to be in movies with Denzel, JEAH!” His aim is just to be on The Bachelor, or Dancing With the Stars. Or both. Well, his first gig is going to be on 90210… he will be playing himself.
Here’s some news that’ll make you say “jeah”! Ryan Lochte, Olympic gold medalist and Internet sensation, is set to make his acting debut with a guest-starring role on the CW’s 90210, CBS Television Studios confirms. Looks like that move to L.A. is already paying off! So who is the swimmer playing? Himself!
Playing himself, the aquatic superstar will turn up as a guest at a resort where the recently-reunited Naomi and Max are staying in an attempt to strengthen their relationship.
Yes, Lochte will cross paths with recently reunited couple Naomi (AnnaLynne McCord) and Max (Josh Zuckerman) at a resort, where they are attempting to strengthen their relationship. Maybe Lochte could offer up some pointers?
“When we found out Ryan Lochte was going to be in town and might appear on 90210, we felt like we’d won a gold medal! Team USA are all-stars in our book, and we’re so excited he’s making an appearance on the show,” executive producers Patti Carr and Lara Olsen said in a statement. “We only wish the episode was a surf event so we could have gotten him in the water, but he deserves a little rest on dry land.”
Lochte’s episode is set to air on Oct. 29, while the show’s fifth season premieres Monday, Oct. 8. TVLine first reported the news of Lochte’s casting.
The 28-year-old recently expressed his interest in TV…reality TV, that is. “I’m definitely looking towards Dancing With the Stars and The Bachelor, so we’ll see what happens,” Lochte said during his appearance on Today.
While 90210 is Lochte’s first role on the small screen, he recently poked fun at himself in a Funny or Die video with Simon Pegg and Sir Patrick Stewart.
I don’t hate this. If he ends up on both Dancing with the Stars AND The Bachelor, I wouldn’t hate that either. I actually think he might be aiming a bit too low, right? He has lots of medals, he’s already making lots of money from endorsements and commercial work, he could actually afford to be choosier with his “JEAH” brand. Still… this is Lochte. I doubt he’s really thinking that hard about any of it. JEAH!!!
By the way, Ryan already has the “Hollywood d-bag” costume down, doesn’t he? I swear, Ashton Kutcher will be wearing this whole look next week.
Photos courtesy of WENN.
Written by Kaiser
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