Ryan Lochte on the Type of Women He Likes, His Celebrity Crush and More
Ryan Lochte might be showcasing his life on television in his new series, What Would Ryan Lochte Do? but the Olympian has not strayed away from his first love, swimming.
Lochte spoke with The Huffington Post Celebrity at the E! Upfront event on April 22 to chat about women, his aspiration and what’s on his nightstand.
What’s your guilty pleasure?
I don’t know if it’s a guilty pleasure, but pizza and wings. Every Friday night, without fail, since I was 8 years old, [I eat] pizza and wings.
What’s on your nightstand?
Do I even have a nightstand? [pause] Uh, right now it’s … oh, I got a Buddha. A Buddha that has a diamond necklace around it.
What’s always on your DVR?
You know, I actually have a new favorite show, it’s “What Would Ryan Lochte Do?” [laughs]
You’re an Olympic swimmer and now a TV star -– is there anything else you aspire to be?
I’m still a swimmer, I’m not going to let that go away. I’m still training until the 2016 Olympics, so that’s my first and foremost passion. And now reality star and when it’s all said and done and I hang up the Speedo, I want to start designing my own clothing line.
What’s your ideal woman like?
Honestly, I don’t really have a preference. The quickest way to my heart is if you make me laugh. Make me laugh and smile because you know what, that’s what life should be all about is laughter. So that is the quickest way. I don’t care if they’re black, white, tall, short, round, brunette, blonde, it doesn’t matter. You make me laugh, you’re on the right track.
Who’s your celebrity crush?
I saw Sports Illustrated magazine and I saw Kate Upton and she was looking good, but of course, my all-time favorite is Carmen Electra. I mean, growing up and watching “Baywatch,” that’s it.
Who or what are you jealous of lately?
I’m not jealous of anybody because I’m going to live my life the way I want to live it. I’m not going to be like, “Oh my God they have this, I want that.” I’m having fun, I have a great family, great fans … I’m all set.