Currently making the rounds: This hilarious video. Seriously. You HAVE to watch it.
Fox29’s Sheinelle Jones and Mike Jerrick, hosts of the Good Day, Philly morning show, recently interviewed Olympic swimmer Ryan Lochte about his new reality show, What Would Ryan Lochte Do?—and let’s just say that it didn’t go quite how anyone thought it would. Or maybe it did—at least until the end.
The interview itself is excruciatingly awkward in the way that only Ryan Lochte can be, but it’s Sheinelle and Mike’s reaction to the whole thing after it’s over that really seals the deal: They CANNOT. STOP. LAUGHING. Sheinelle, in fact, laughs so hard that she almost loses one of her false eyelashes. Here it is in all its gut-busting glory:
Okay, admittedly, I feel a TINY BIT bad for Lochte; no one likes to be a laughing stock. Unfortunately, in spite of the fact that he’s a terrific swimmer and quite a good-looking dude, the apparent lack of ANYTHING going on upstairs has made him just that. To sum up, according to Lochte:
– All other Olympians are only defined and/or interested in their sport—but not Lochte! He’s interested in other things. Like “going out and having fun.”
– “What kind of line could somebody say to get your attention?” is the most difficult question in the world to answer.
– “If you’re a man at night, you’ve got to be a man in the morning”— Unlike (to quote one of the priceless comments about the video on YouTube) other Olympians, who are men at night, women in the morning and intersex in the afternoon.
I can’t even.
Even more unfortunately, What Would Ryan Lochte Do? tanked when it premiered on Sunday night on E!; it scored a paltry 807,000 viewers and a 0.4 Neilsen rating—which looks particularly unflattering when you consider that the lead-in to the show, an E! News special featuring Ryan Seacrest interviewing the Kardashians (of all things), pulled 1.5 million viewers. Ouch.
How does Lochte himself feel about the Good Day, Philly video? “The more known you get in the public eye, the more haters you’re gonna have and that’s a given,” he said on the E! Network Upfront red carpet on Monday. “But, you know what? All the haters, all the name calling goes through one ear [and] out the other and I don’t mind it,” he continued. “The way I look at it, the more haters I have, it means I’m doing something right.” Classic Lochte.
I wonder how the exec who greenlit What Would Ryan Lochte Do? is feeling right about now?
Tell us: Did you tune into What Would Ryan Lochte Do? How was it? Inquiring minds want to know!
Lucia Peters is BettyConfidential’s senior editor.
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