Behind the Body: Olympic Swimmer Ryan Lochte


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After Ryan Lochte won five more medals at the 2012 Summer Games, bringing his grand total of Olympic hardware to 11, the media couldn’t get enough of the brawny swimmer—and vice versa. Photos of a shirtless Lochte started popping up all over the Internet, People magazine named him to its “Sexiest Man Alive” list, and E!even inked a deal with the swimmer for his own reality TV show, What Would Ryan Lochte Do?, which premiered last spring.

But those days are all over now, says Lochte, who ended his brief stint with reality TV after one season and remains adamant we won’t see him racing royalty in Las Vegas pools at three in the morning again any time soon. (The swimmer did indeed once race Prince Harry in a now-infamous incident outside a Vegas club in 2012.) “No, you won’t see any of that anymore,” says Lochte of the early-morning matchup, which we assume the three-time Olympian won. “Especially when it’s two years out from the Olympics.”

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