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Lochte hopes to follow in Kim Kardashian’s footsteps

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U.S. Olympic gold medal swimmer Ryan Lochte poses for photos before he watched the Ralph Lauren Spring 2013 collection modeled during Fashion Week, in New York, Thursday, Sept. 13, 2012. (AP Photo/Richard Drew)

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Olympic gold medalist Ryan Lochte seems to be putting a lot of stock in his new E! show, What Would Ryan Lochte Do, and told the Hollywood Reporter Wednesday that he hopes to follow in the footsteps of reality-TV star Kim Kardashian:

“Kim started from pretty much nothing, and now everyone everywhere knows who she is. That’s what I want... I’ve seen what E! has done in the past with reality shows like hers... She’s huge.”

Lochte also admitted that he contemplating a move to Los Angeles because “I’m not going to lie, I like the nightlife. I like to party and dance,” and he challenged Family Guy creator and Oscar host She MacFarlane to a race after MacFarlane parodied Lochte on SNL’s Weekend Update last year.

"[SNL] invited me on to get back at him, but that’s not me...” Lochte added. “The only way I can get back at him is in the pool. So if Seth MacFarlane wants to race me, let’s do it. But he has to wear a Speedo.”