He didn’t nab the title, by Ryan Lochte is just as sexy.
The Olympian posed with his 5-year-old Doberman pinscher, Carter for his Sexiest Man Alive feature. Lochte is one of the many men featured in the 2012 picks for PEOPLE’s Sexiest Man Alive.
“He is a good wingman because he’s a beautiful dog,” Lochte tells PEOPLE. “Girls come up to me and go, ‘Oh my god, where’s Carter? He’s so good looking!’”
“He’s my best friend and I love him,” Lochte says. “I just need to take him wherever I go and I’ll be set.”
Pick up the new issue of PEOPLE, which hits newsstands Friday (November 16) to see Ryan up-close.
Photo -Robert Erdmann