It’s come to our attention recently that there are quite a few hot Ryans roaming the earth, with their abs and their grills and their Hey Girls and their father-son soccer games and their cute dates with Blake Lively. You know the ones: Lochte, Reynolds, Phillippe, Gosling…and yet there are more who deserve our love! Lesser-known Ryans, Ryans of decades past, Ryans with the last name of Seacrest – how can so many famous men fit under one two-syllable moniker?
We have chosen our favorites for The 10 Hottest Ryans of All Time (hand-picked by VH1-er and Ryan Expert, Kate Spencer) for your viewing pleasure below. They are in order from 10-1 because if there’s one thing these Ryans deserve, it is to be ranked! Onward.
Summer’s nearly over, and what do we have to show for it? Some tan lines? A big dent in our reading list? A new fitness routine? Hardly. We do, however, have a whole new roster of celebrities we’ve been obsessing over for the past three months. We’ll count that as an accomplishment! Some, like Olympians McKayla Maroney and Ryan Lochte, were brand-new to our radar when they came on the scene in London. Others, like Miley Cyrus and Channing Tatum, have been around for a while, but this summer just seemed to be when they reinvented themselves into bigger stars that would not be ignored. Breaking Bad’s Anna Gunn and TLC’s favorite beauty queen Alana “Honey Boo Boo” Thompson made our TV screens come to life, while Tom Hardy and Joe Manganiello made us have some pretty good dreams. Model Claudia Romani made her mark on this very site via the VH1 Celebrity Bikini Awards, and singer Carly Rae Jepson etched her song into our ear canals forever. Who made their way permanently into your hearts this summer? Peep our gallery, vote in our poll and give us your write-in candidates in the comments!
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Even that tiny dog can’t believe he’s being held by Ryan Lochte. First he gets to wear a teeny shirt and be on TV, and now this! While we’re still waiting to see that alleged Ryan Lochte nude pic (and we will wait for eternity), at least we have these photos of the Olympian cuddling a little pup to tide us over/print out and pin to our vision boards. Ryan stopped by Access Hollywood Live this morning and had the honor of holding rescue pooch Woody. We’re betting they get a huge rush of people wanting to adopt pets…or Olympic gold medalists. You…you can’t do that, can you? Legally? Jeez, alright. We just wanted to ask!
As if the adorable puppy kisses weren’t enough, Ryan seems pretty pleased that he dodged the Prince Harry nude photo scandal earlier this week. “His people came over to my table and said, Hey, Prince Harry wants to meet you,’” Ryan told Matt Lauer on the Today show this morning about meeting the gregarious royal in Vegas. “I was like, ‘Alright, yeah, let’s go meet him.’ So I went over there, met him. I was, like, fully clothed, so was he. He was like, ‘Hey, you want to do somethin’?’ I was like, ‘What?’ He was like, ‘You want to race me in the pool?’ I was like, ‘Alright, let’s go.’ I just took off my shirt, and we jumped in, and we just started racing.” After hanging out with Harry poolside, it’s probably for the best the prince didn’t ask Ryan up for a game of strip billiards. “I’m kinda happy. I don’t need that,” he laughed about dodging a naked bullet. Not with these golden puppy P.R. moments, he doesn’t!
Not that 90210 needed any more sexy people as the cast takes care of that themselves quite adequately, but the directors have ensured that the show’s new season is going to be almost too hot to handle now. We already know that Ryan Lochte‘s filmed a guest role for the show, but now his celebrity crush is also making an appearance. We’re talking about Carmen Electra! She’s signed up for a recurring spot on the series and will be playing a character called Vesta, who will pop up on 90210’s 100th episode. Apparently, Electra’s role is said to be a cross between Dita Von Teese and a Pussycat Doll so you know it’s going to be steam overload. With a nod to Carmen’s dance roots, “Vesta” owns her own contemporary burlesque troupe and ropes in Jessica Stroup‘s character, Silver, and gets her to do all sorts of naughty things. Will it be overkill or exciting? We’ll just have to wait and see.
Speaking of Lochte’s all-time admiration of Carmen, the swimmer sadly lost out on an opportunity to meet her recently. We know you haven’t forgotten about how Ryan stripped down to his swim shorts for his belated-birthday weekend in Vegas. Yeah, the same weekend that he and Prince Harry became bros. Well, Carmen was at the same event as Lochte — at the WWE SummerSlam VIP Kickoff party at the Beverly Hills Hotel — but since he had to fly out to Vegas the same night, he couldn’t get to meet her. Better luck next time, dude! Jeah!
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Let’s see. A constantly shirtless playboy Olympian…who hangs out with Prince Harry…who had his own nude photo scandal just this morning. Yup, the only surprising thing about the alleged Ryan Lochte naked photo being offered to the highest bidder is the fact that it took this long for it to show up! And by “this long,” we of course mean “the few hours it’s been since Prince Harry’s nude photo scandal broke.” Those guys are like two naked peas in a luxury hotel pod!
Perez Hilton reported that the photo in question had been sent to Ryan’s former girlfriend in college. We know! We’d assumed it was from some naked pool game with Prince Harry too! Perez’s description of the image, however, does give us pause: “And although you can’t see his face in the FULL-FRONTAL shot, pretty much everyone will be able to recognize his body now that it was broadcast all over the world during the games…AND you can even see the tan line from his speedo!” Hmmm, we just hope we aren’t being tricked into looking at some other hot, ripped naked guy. We won’t stand for it! Looks like we’re going to have to do some intense side-by-side scrutiny of the supposed Ryan Lochte photo once it gets revealed. You know, just to make sure it’s legit. It’s like we’re a bunch of perverted detectives!
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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. Read more…
Let’s just start off with U.S Olympian Hope Solo and see how she fared over her weekend. Hope got her medal on (again) at the VH1 Do Something Awards yesterday, in Santa Monica, winning the “Do Something Athlete” trophy. And she did so wearing a simple black sheath and black pumps. Simple, non-intrusive and when compared to fellow Olympian, Ryan Lochte, boring. Seriously, these two could not have gone in two more different directions this weekend. Ryan’s had his calendar full these past few days. His run started on Thursday night, where he made an appearance at the WWE SummerSlam VIP Kickoff party at the Beverly Hills Hotel. But his time is precious these days, so he flew off to Vegas, the very same night, for Worship Thursday at TAO nightclub where People reports that, “Camera phones went crazy, and a bevy of ladies turned their heads to his table, hoping to catch a glance.” Can someone give us a “Jeah?”
Anyhow, these two appearances were fully clothed. It’s what went down on Saturday that we’re most concerned with, the evidence of which you can see in the photograph on the right. Ryan celebrated his 28th birthday, which was actually on August 3, and his Olympic wins at the swank Azure pool at The Palazzo in Vegas. And he wore those patriotic shorts you see with nothing else but … Sorry, guys. We lost our train of thought looking at his abs. They have this weirdly hypnotic effect on us. We were saying, he also had his Olympic medal strung around his neck providing sufficient bling. He spent the day hanging with fellow swimmers, Cullen Jones and Conor Dwyer, and fans and Azure even got out a big birthday cake for him with Olympic rings icing decorations. Of course the cake was brought out by a bevvy of ladies in gold bikinis, with fake Olympic medals around their necks. We feel another “Jeah” rising. But this, was the icing on our cake. Remember those shocking pink Speedos Ryan showed off on the Tonight Show? The one with Kristen Bell, as well? Ryan, actually changed into them during the day. We’re not kidding. You can see for yourself, here. So, yeah — Hope and Ryan? Chalk and cheese.
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As much as I loved Forgetting Sarah Marshall, it is my strongly biased opinion that no movie Kristen Bell has made to date (well, I haven’t seen Hit and Run yet) will ever be as good as Veronica Mars or her still-squee-inducing sloth home video. But every time the bubbly actress makes an appearance on TV, she steals the show. Case in point: last night’s Tonight Show, in which she absolutely charmed with tales of how she used to get out of traffic tickets and used to have a car named “The Slut,” and then followed that up by sitting next to second guest Ryan Lochte and enhancing his interview. We’ve lovingly poked fun at Lochte’s great interview skills, and if he’d appeared by himself with Jay Leno, things might have gone just the same as they have in every sitdown he’s had since before the Olympics (he pees in the pool, he’s friends with Michael Phelps, he’ll consider the Bachelor but is more excited about Dancing With the Stars). But with Kristen there, everything was fresh and lively again.
After Bell tried on Lochte’s medals — because they matched her dress perfectly — she wasn’t content to sit back and let him deliver the same old answers. He explained why it was OK with him to race twice in the same day with only 27 minutes of rest, Kristen raised her hand to ask, “Twenty-seven minutes of rest as in between the races or 27 minutes of sleep? … Between the races. It’s just as bad. I don’t know why I even asked the question. Both are horrendous options. Could you even catch your breath in that amount of time?”
Olympic gold-medalist Ryan Lochte seems to be taking his move to Hollywood quite seriously: Shortly after shooting his cameo for 90210, the swimmer hit the red carpet for The Expendables 2, where he was of course asked all sorts of questions about his new and potential gigs.
“All the cast members they helped me out and walked me through it, and it was a piece of cake,” he told E! of his appearance on 90210, in which he runs in to Naomi (AnnaLynne McCord) and Max (Josh Zuckerman) at a resort. But was acting really that easy for Lochte? “I think the first couple [of takes] we needed to keep doing it over. … After I got, like, the fourth or fifth time, it was just over and over, I could do it.”
The Olympics may be over, but we’re holding on to memories of cheering on our favorite athletes for dear life. There’s something truly beautiful about the Olympic Games and how it unites a country (and gives us something to talk about in an awkward elevator encounter). We do not want to say goodbye! That’s why we spent today looking for ways to indulge in the games for just a little while longer. Something tells us some of the Games’ breakout stars will never be too far from our radar! For now, here are 10 of our favorite ways to not let go of the 2012 Summer Olympics:
1. Ryan Lochte will be appearing on an upcoming episode of the CW’s 90210. He will cross paths with recently reunited couple Naomi (AnnaLynne McCord) and Max (Josh Zuckerman) at a resort, where they are attempting to strengthen their relationship. For his sake, we hope he acts better than he interviews!
2. Have you seen Michael Phelps in the new Louis Vuitton ad? If your answer is “Hmmm I don’t remember…” then no, you haven’t seen it because it is definitely unforgettable! Michael Phelps has proven to be more than just a trendy athlete to love. He overcame a bad reputation and is now only regarded of as the most decorated Olympian of all time.
3. We can’t get enough of the McKayla Maroney Is Not Impressed meme, and we know it’s not going anywhere anytime soon. Her unimpressed face photobombs the most perfectly chosen images throughout the day. McKayla got in on the fun when Aly Raisman tweeted this photo of Maroney, Kyla Ross and herself standing outside a closed swimming pool.