Ryan Lochte isn’t getting an E! True Hollywood Story… No, he’s getting a real Hollywood story on E!
The 28-year-old Olympic swimming star, who won five medals at the 2012 London Games, will star in his own reality show on E!.
The network has ordered six episodes of What Would Ryan Lochte Do, which will take viewers “inside the unpredictable and offbeat life of the 2012 London Olympic Games’ breakout star.” The show will follow Lochte as he searches for the “right gal” and continues his training regimen.
During E!’s TV critics press tour panel in Pasadena, a sneak preview of the show was screened for reporters. Lochte came off a little dense, like a male version of Jessica Simpson.
“I don’t even know what is a douchebag,” said the swimmer, who’s been called America’s Sexiest Douchebag. “I don’t even know what it means.”
“How many people fall in love with the smartest guy in the class? They fall for the fastest swimmer,” E! President Suzanne Kolb told EW.
The show represents a slight a departure from E!’s traditional television fare; the network typically features shows starring females. Although, Lochte – who was featured in People’s Sexiest Man Alive issue – has no shortage of female appeal.
“He is an incredibly endearing personality who is sexy, entertaining and fun,” Kolb noted 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.”
E! promises the show, which debuts in April, will feature plenty of “Lochteisms,” such as his “Jeah” catchphrase and this quote: “I always pee in a pool. Doesn’t everyone?”