By Shiryn Ghermezian, EnStarz | Aug 17, 2012 08:59 AM EDT
After scoring big at the Olympics, Ryan Lochte is now taking his talent to Hollywood and admitting that he would like to star in the upcoming season of the ABC hit "The Bachelor."
In an Access Hollywood interview on Aug. 15, Lochte said he would be open to becoming the next "Bachelor" if he was offered the part by the show's network.
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"I would think about it. I definitely would because, you know, before I was training so much [for the Olympics] that I didn't have time for a girlfriend, [but] I wanted to give that perfect someone my heart," the athlete stated.
Host of "The Bachelor," Chris Harrison, told the same reporters that Lochte would be a great addition to the show, though he might need to change some of his Olympic antics.
"Here's the problem: you can't pee in the hot tub," Harrison said on Aug. 15 at the "Expendables 2" premiere. "Apparently he told [Ryan] Seacrest he pees in the pool every time he gets in. You can't pee in the hot tub - that's not hot! That's not sexy. If he'll leave the Speedo on [and] not pee in the pool, we'll be good."
After joking about Lochte, Harrison did end off by saying, "He'd be a great bachelor."
Earlier this month, Lochte admitted to peeing in the Olympic arena's swimming pool, saying that most swimmers do the same. In an interview, he told Seacrest, "I think there's just something about getting into chlorine water that you just automatically go."
The 28-year-old Olympic gold medalist grabbed the attention of many female fans by just showing off his athletic body at the Olympics and, while laughing, Harrison later told E! News it would be alright if Lochte only wore his swim gear throughout show's season.
"That's part of the deal. Did you see him in his Speedo?" Harrison said. "I mean, all of America stopped. It's a female driven show, come on!"
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