Move over, Keeping up with the Kardashians. There’s a new show that will be rich with punch lines for The Soup. Olympic swimmer Ryan Lochte — who has already appeared as himself on 90210 and as a sex-idiot on 30 Rock — will now be starring in his own realty show, What Would Ryan Lochte Do?
In the extended, four-minute trailer published this week by Entertainment Weekly, the 28-year-old swimmer and 11-time Olympic medalist explains how to pronounce his trademarked word, “Jeah!,” and does a victory pose in front of the Lincoln Memorial. He dishes about his “one-night stands“, though he says he’s still looking for his soul mate — while clubbing in LA. Not only will we get Lochte — shirt on, shirt off, wearing an onion ring necklace — but we’ll get to meet his whole family, including his mom, who also says “Jeah!” Viewers will get to watch him burp a baby, blows on his mom’s hair, and bang around the golf course with his bro-assistant. Even his beanie-wearing swim coach gets a few words, yelling at Lochte in the pool: “Too Slow!”
But can any reality show sum up Lochte better than this statement he made during the 2012 Summer Olympics in London? “What defines me? Ryan Lochte.”