When someone mentions Ryan Lochte, a few reactions are bound to occur:
“OMG I LOVE HIM!!”
“Look at those eyes!”
“He’s my favorite swimmer.”
“He seems kinda dumb, but I still like him!”
Ryan has the looks. The incredible athletic ability. The…personality? He seems like a nice guy. My friends (girls and guys) who’ve met him say he’s really nice. Is he smart? Umm…not really. Okay that’s kinda unfair. We don’t really know the guy. We just know him through interviews…and his tweets. Sure his non-swimming related answers are kinda dumb. And yes he has really really bad grammar. But we still don’t really know the guy.
Speaking of interviews, Ryan appeared on Good Day Philadelphia via satellite the other day. Naturally anchors Mike Jerrick and Sheinelle Jones asked the 11-time Olympic medal winner about his new reality show What Would Ryan Lochte Do?
Jerrick and Jones start off by asking him a few questions about his hobbies, finding true love, and then the upcoming series. As soon as Ryan is off the air, the two anchors burst into a fit of laughs and giggles. One of them can hardly talk due to their giggles an the other proceeds to make fun of Ryan.
All I could think of when they started laughing was how mean it was. Here we have two professionals laughing at someone’s intelligence on national TV. Not some tabloid or gossip blog, but a FOX local news station. It wasn’t really the laughing that was mean, it was the fact that they did it right after he was off air. In the end though, Ryan Lochte gets the last laugh. He’s the one getting a reality show ($). He’s the one getting the endorsements ($). And he’s the one winning Olympic medals. Sure, he might not seem like the brightest bulb in the box sometimes but at the end of the day, he’s still Ryan Lochte.
So Ryan, here’s to you. Here’s to you and your mesmerizing eyes. And that drool-worthy body. And those grills.
….but please stop saying JEAH!