Olympic Star Ryan Lochte to Appear on ‘90210’

Olympic swimmer Ryan Lochte (Photo: Frazer Harrison/Getty Images)

Just days after his five-medal wins at the 2012 London Olympics (and a career total of 11 medals), U.S. Olympic swimmer Ryan Lochte is racing off to Hollywood.

Lochte, 28, has booked a cameo playing himself on The CW’s “90210,” the network announced Tuesday.

He’ll appear as a guest at a resort where Naomi (AnnaLynne McCord) and Max (Josh Zuckermen) are staying to strengthen their relationship.

Lochte’s TV series debut on “90210” will air Monday, Oct. 29 at 8/7c on The CW.

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“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,” said executive producers Patti Carr and Lara Olsen in a statement. “We only wish the episode was a surf event so we could have gotten him in the water, but he deserves a little rest on dry land.”

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The handsome athlete has made no secret of his desires to go Hollywood, admitting last Friday on “The Today Show” that he would love to be on a reality show and even get into … fashion?

“I’m definitely looking towards ‘Dancing With the Stars’ and ‘The Bachelor,’ so we’ll see what happens,” Lochte told Matt Lauer. “I definitely want to move to L.A. That’s been a big goal of mine, getting into fashion because that is my passion. When swimming is all said and done, I definitely want to get into fashion and design my own clothing line.”

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