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With his Olympic career over and his place in history cemented, Michael Phelps and Megan Rossee stepped out Monday at a Speedo event in London.

The beautiful blonde, who was identified as Michael Phelps’ girlfriend not even 24 hours earlier, looked perfectly comfortable on the swimmer’s arm.

So who is Megan Rossee? Here are some photos as well as go-to facts about the gorgeous young woman dating the newly retired Olympic legend …

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Her vitals: Age 25, 5’10”, 125 pounds, size 2.

Profession: Aspiring model moonlighting as cocktail waitress. Her Model Mayhem profile says she’s up for acting, editorial, fitness, glamour, sports, runway, swimwear, even underwater and lingerie modeling jobs … just no nudity.

The relationship is real: Her dad, Wayne Rossee, confirmed to Celebuzz that his little girl is dating the greatest Olympian ever. “Yes, it’s true. I haven’t met him yet.”

“I will soon. He’s been kind of busy,” he said.

Wayne’s already shot down rumors on Radar that she’s in this only for fame or money: “She had a career in her own right before she ever met Michael.”

“In fact, she put things on hold to support him and go to London like he asked her to. She is not with him to be famous, she doesn’t need that from him.”

She loooooves him: And refers to him by cute nicknames! Check out a montage of some of Megan’s recent Tweets directed at her swimmer beau …

They’ve been a couple, or at least headed in that direction, since February: Phelps officially welcomed Rossee “to the twitter world” February 6.

She tweeted about visiting Phelps Feb. 10, wished him a happy Valentine’s Day, then wrote on Feb. 22, “Yet again I had a great time…thank you 🙂 @michaelphelps”

As her dad said, he’s been busy, so cyber-flirtation sufficed for some time. She said it was “so awesome to watch u finally” at the Olympic Trials June 28.

By the time the London Olympics rolled around, it’s safe to say Michael Phelps and Megan Rossee were official. Hence their red carpet debut last night.

She’s an athlete, and not a dumb blonde: Rossee played soccer at Lyon College in Arkansas, where she graduated in 2009 with a B.A. in psychology.

She was a TranSouth Conference Scholar Athlete in 2007 and 2008, meaning she had at least a 3.0 GPA. Seems like a pretty well-rounded girl, no?

She loves kids! And dogs!  Megan’s recent Instagram pics include herself pushing a stroller while Rollerblading, and one of Michael with his dogs. Aww.

Click to enlarge photos from last night, and more shots of Megan, below!