As you probably already know, Ryan Lochte has a reality show coming on soon, and who better to look to as a beacon of success in that arena but Kim Kardashian, the veritable queen of unscripted-but-really-scripted TV? I know, I know – who in their right mind would want to have anything in common with the Kardashians (except maybe their money)? Alas, Ryan’s swimming prowess has canceled out his brain power and that’s exactly what he wants.
From The Hollywood Reporter:
“Kim started from pretty much nothing, and now everyone everywhere knows who she is,” he says. “That’s what I want to do.”
As well known for his six-pack abs, “playa” reputation and oversize sneaker collection as he is for his three world records and 11 Olympic medals (including five golds), Lochte sees no reason why he can’t follow Kardashian’s trajectory. “I’ve seen what E! has done in the past with reality shows like hers,” he says admiringly of his network co-star, whom he has not yet met. “Today, she’s huge.”
Well… okay, but newsflash: training your whole life to become a world-class athlete who has won medals at the Olympics is a much bigger accomplishment than turning your life into a soap opera for any gadget with a record function in a 100 yard radius. I mean, I think so, anyway.
What Would Ryan Lochte Do? seems like the Jackass of the Generation Y set – stoners, apply within – and therefore it will probably be cringe-worthy and really hilarious. In other words, I’m in.