Ryan Lochte arrives backstage at the Joseph Abboud spring 2013 fashion… (Fernando Leon / Getty Images )
New York loves Ryan Lochte. After 24 hours in the metropolis, the Olympic swimmer has managed a front-row seat at fashion week and a cameo on Tina Fey's "30 Rock."
Network NBC confirmed that Lochte will play with the cast of the Fey- and Alec Baldwin-led comedy while he's in town to cover the sartorial tents at Lincoln Center as an on-camera correspondent for E! News.
No word on what his role will be, but he'll shoot his cameo Thursday. Lochte can add this credit to the walk-on he shot for the CW's "90210" after his victory at the London Games.
Touching down on Wednesday, Lochte cleaned up nice for the Joseph Abboud runway presentation (pictured above), where he nabbed a prime seat alongside "Twilight" star Kellan Lutz.
After Abboud, Ryan hit up a reception at restaurant Four Seasons for shoemaker Brian Atwood, where our sister blog All The Rage spotted him among Heidi Klum, supermodel Iman, Gabrielle Union in the perfect long-sleeved LBD, Nate Berkus (Atwood's on-and-off beau) and Kim Kardashian.
In the packed house, flush with DeLeon tequila cocktails and sounds from blues guitarist Gary Clark Jr, Lochte admitted, "I’m being pulled in every different direction right now."
The direction? Up. Trajectory? Social ladder.
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