RadarOnline is reporting that mega swim hunk, Ryan Lochte‘s people are gunning for $750,000 for him to be on The Bachelor. We all know that the show’s been on his wishlist as part of his post-Olympic popularity plan. But sources claim that his team may just up that figure to $1 million, should ABC show real interest in Lochte being on the series, revealing, “Ryan’s agents are getting besieged with offers and deals, everything from The Bachelor, his own reality show, and some overseas movies.” As of now, the show seems to be high on his list of priorities, but only if he gets the cash money, with the sources explaining, “Ryan is acutely aware that he has to attach himself to the right projects and endorsements that won’t do damage to his all American image. As much as he’d like to do it, Ryan does have some reservations about The Bachelor because he wouldn’t have any control on how he is portrayed on the show.”
We think the show needs to cough up the money and sign Ryan ASAP for a number of reasons. The top 3 of those very pressing reasons are as follows.
1. Ryan is the gift that keeps on giving. And the biggest gift he’s given us is his budding bromance with our one true love, Prince Harry. In news that’s almost too much for us to handle, Ryan and Harry heated up the pool (with their hotness) at the Wynn hotel’s XS Nightclub, in Vegas around 3 am. Harry jumped in fully clothed, but we’ll take what we can get. Of course, they were surrounded by ladies, and Ryan even gave a headstart to Harry in a spur-of-the-moment breaststroke race — Ryan won, duh. But the two hugged afterwards like they were BFF — or “Bro Friends Forever.” This makes us happy. Just give Lochte The Bachelor, goddamit. He deserves it.
2. Speaking of pools, Ryan lives in Speedos and swimwear. Which means we always get to see his abs, like here, a lot, which make us dizzy with joy. Perhaps The Bachelor could do a special shirtless series with him? Or a couple of episodes even. The ratings would go through the roof!
3. This links to point No. 2, but we need to reiterate: have you seen Ryan Lochte? Put him on screen already!
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