Olympian Lochte lands first TV role

Double gold medallist to appear in high-school series 90210

Ryan Lochte
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Swimmer Ryan Lochte who won two gold medals in the London Olympics.
Gulf News

Los Angeles: Olympic champion swimmer Ryan Lochte, who emerged as one of the hottest new stars from the London Games, has signed on for his first acting role.

Lochte, 28, who won two gold medals in London, will play himself in a cameo appearance in the high-school TV series 90210 in October, producers said on Tuesday.

The US swimmer will cross paths with Naomi Clark, played by AnnaLynne McCord, and Max Miller (Josh Zuckerman), at a resort where they are trying to rebuild their rocky relationship.

“When we found out Ryan Lochte was going to be in town and might appear on ‘90210’, we felt like we’d won a gold medal! Team USA are all-stars in our book, and we’re so excited he’s making an appearance on the show,” executive producers Patti Carr and Lara Olsen said in a statement.