Ryan Lochte Says He’s the Next Kim Kardashian

NEW YORK, NY - SEPTEMBER 07:  Olympian Ryan Lochte attends the Rebecca Minkoff Spring 2013 fashion show for TRESemme during Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week at The Theater at Lincoln Center on September 7, 2012 in New York City.  (Photo by Astrid Stawiarz/Getty Images for TRESemme)
Ryan Lochte. Photo: Astrid Stawiarz/Getty Images

More news from Ryan Lochte's increasingly painful reality show press tour: He aspires to be like Kim Kardashian. "Kim started from pretty much nothing, and now everyone everywhere knows who she is," he tells The Hollywood Reporter. "That’s what I want to do." And since they share the same network, E!, it's practically a done deal! Right? "I’ve seen what E! has done in the past with reality shows like hers," he says of Kardashian, whom he has yet to meet in person. "Today, she’s huge." You know what they say about filling big shoes, Ryan.