ryan lochte getty Ryan Lochte as next 'Bachelor'? Swimming star is 'looking towards' itThere has been much speculation since swimming wrapped at the 2012 Summer Olympics about what 11-time Olympic medalist Ryan Lochte, 28, would do next. There have been rumors of reality show offers, but it looks like they might be more than rumors.

On “Today” Friday morning (Aug. 10), Lochte tells Matt Lauer, “I’m definitely looking towards ‘Dancing With the Stars’ and ‘The Bachelor,’ so we’ll see what happens. I definitely want to move to L.A. That’s been a big goal of mine, getting into fashion because that is my passion. I definitely want to get into fashion and design my own clothing line.”

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He also says his time at the Olympics has been “a whirlwind,” but adds that he’s “definitely going to take some time off. It’s been four years of every day in the pool. It’s time to take at least a couple weeks.”

Considering the reports that Roberto Martinez, the man who won Ali Fedotowsky‘s heart but has since split with her, has declined to participate in the next season, Ryan Lochte would be a pretty huge get for ABC, coming off his great showing at the Summer Olympics. What do you think, “Bachelor” fans?

Posted by:Andrea Reiher

TV critic by way of law school, Andrea Reiher enjoys everything from highbrow drama to clever comedy to the best reality TV has to offer. Her TV heroes include CJ Cregg, Spencer Hastings, Diane Lockhart, Juliet O'Hara and Buffy Summers. TV words to live by: "I'm a slayer, ask me how."