Olympic swimming champ Ryan Lochte wants at least $750,000 to even think about becoming the star of ABC's The Bachelor, a new report says.
Lochte has been very open about considering the starring role, and his team has told producers that the above figure would only be a starting point.
How can he command that much money? Have you seen any Ryan Lochte photos? Enough said. Whether ABC would do it is another story.
"Ryan's agents are getting besieged with offers and deals, everything from The Bachelor, his own reality show, and movies," a source says.
The 28-year-old's reps will present all the current offers to Ryan Lochte in the next week or so, and decisions will need to be made quickly.
Quickly and carefully.
"Ryan is acutely aware that he has to attach himself to the right projects and endorsements that won't do damage to his all American image."
"As much as he'd like to, Ryan has reservations about The Bachelor because he wouldn't have control over how he is portrayed on the show."
Clearly he's not as dumb as some people think. In addition, the 11-time medalist will make a cameo on 90210 and has his eye on DWTS.
What do you think: Ryan Lochte as The Bachelor?