Ryan Lochte’s Career As A Fashion Week Journalist Is Sinking Like A Stone

For some reason, E! decided to hire Ryan Lochte as a correspondent during New York Fashion Week, despite both his fashion and his on-camera credentials leaving a bit to be desired. Well rumor has it that E! is now kicking themselves in the gold medals. The New York Post reports:

E! is regretting the decision. Even after media training, he’s still not sharp,” said an insider, who added producers are frustrated. An E! rep called the claim “inaccurate.”

Things started off well enough, with the Olympian sitting front-row at Joseph Abboud and attending a party at the Four Seasons restaurant on Wednesday to celebrate Brian Atwood’s new Madison Avenue store, where he mingled with Paris Hilton, Kim Kardashian, Heidi Klum, Gabrielle Union, Rachel Roy and Rachel Zoe.

Lochte’s foray into Fashion Week territory is a natural step for the swimmer who’s planning on starting his own label that will have “that sleek Ralph Lauren Purple Label look” with a bit of that Lochte edge, as he told the Post. Both E! and Lochte’s rep claim that everything is fine, but then again they have yet to see the Locthe edge released onto the racks and runways of the world.

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  • oilburner

    Im sick of this guy he’s annoying

  • ncman

    what a horrible picture of Ryan. He looks like he is bald and wearing a very bad wig that isn’t pulled forward far enough.

  • Pablito12ny

    He should keep his swim cap on all the time.

  • Maharajah

    He’s handsome. He’s a talented swimmer, and an Olympian. Why can’t we just leave it at that? Why must we turn him into a flavor of the week? This is the sad state of our Union.

  • Alan down in Florida

    Say what you will but Ryan Lochte sets my gaydar off loud and clear.

  • Red Meat

    @Alan down in Florida: Did you see his father screaming at him during the Olympics? He must have been staring at the competition too much.

  • hf2hvit

    The guy who said, “Women love when I wink at them.” VOMIT

  • steveleonard

    The guy should just stick to modeling speedos and tighty whities and keep his mouth shut!

  • Acep

    @Alan down in Florida: Maybe you know something that I don’t know, but when someone references Ralph Lauren purple label, has a diamond grill, and has an entire closet filled with ugly ass basketball shoes, my gaydar goes the opposite way.

    But gay guys now come in every color of the rainbow. if Ryan lochte was gay, he will shame us all.

  • balehead

    Acep got it right..he’s not gay…if he was he would shame us all…and get all the hawt gays!! LOL!

  • RomanHans

    He’s a classic example of Michael Phelps Syndrome. He’s put his personal development so far behind athletic training that he’ll be thirty-five before his brain hits puberty.

  • Rockery

    I don’t think he is “all there”, sometimes people ask him quetions and he has a glazed over look in his eyes, and they are basic questions! I saw him answer a question with a “yup” and it was NOT a yes/no question. I don’t know who thought it was a good idea to hire him.

  • The Real Mike in Asheville

    @RomanHans: Damn, you nailed it! Well done.

  • jkb

    I think he favors marijuana legalization…for some odd reason, I just have a feeling.

  • Niall

    @Rockery: That’s what I got too from his interviews, he seems a bit slow, which makes me wonder why a company like E! would ever think it was a good idea to hire him as a fashion journalist. Bizarre.

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