|Swimmer Lochte Dives Into Reality TV|
|Danielle Genet||Jan 8, 2013, 8:31 AM|
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On the off chance that you've been in a situation that left you wondering, what would Ryan Lochte do, you will soon have your answers and a reason to shout " Jeah!" - his signature catchphrase.
E! Entertainment announced Monday the network will launch a six-episode reality-TV series featuring the hunky swimmer that will debut in April. The series will be titled, "What Would Ryan Lochte Do?"
Lochte, 28, is best known for his prowess in the pool. Lochte is an eleven-time Olympic medalist (Athens 2004, Beijing 2008 and London 2012), five of them gold. Lochte's swimming career took-off at the University of Florida under Olympic men's swim team coach Greg Troy. He graduated in 2007. Lochte continues to train with Troy and still lives in Gainesville, Fla.
Lochte has recently dabbled in entertainment and has not been shy about his celebrity status. Lochte appeared as an E! News correspondent during Fashion Week and has done cameos on "90210? and "30 Rock." He also appeared in a Nissan Sentra commercial.
Lochte admitted he was not a fan of upcoming Academy Awards host Seth MacFarlane's impression of him on "Saturday Night Live," telling the Associated Press, "I'm just going to let it be and just move forward, but anytime Seth wants to race me in a pool, I'll be more than happy to."
He also infamously raced Prince Harry in an early morning swim last summer in Las Vegas.
During the Television Critics Association press tour, E! president Suzanne Kolb revealed that the series will feature the swimmer's partying and training as he prepares for the 2016 Rio Olympics. Viewers also will catch a glimpse of Lochte building his fashion line, making media appearance and spending time with family and friends, all while searching for the "right gal."
"He is an incredibly endearing personality who is sexy, entertaining and fun," Kolb said in a statement. "Watching this show, I believe people will fall into three categories: they want to be him, sleep with him or mother him."
Lochte tweeted his enthusiasm Monday night to his 1 million-plus followers, "Excited for you all to see! RT @ENews: Ryan Lochte Reality Series Coming to E!: So What Would Ryan Lochte Do?"