Ryan Lochte has respect for Kim Kardashian and her extended family, though he's hoping he doesn't turn out to be the next Bruce Jenner.
His reality series "What Would Ryan Lochte Do?" premieres April 21, airing on E!, the same network as the Kardashians. The Olympic swimmer revealed Thursday how he prepared for his new claim to fame: He watched "Kourtney and Kim Take Miami."
"I started watching to try to learn what to expect," he told USA Today Sports. "The whole Kardashian family, they have a bunch of energy. Wow, this was awesome. That's how my family is. We all have a bunch of energy and we are all different."
Um, this makes us wonder if he's contractually obligated to say such things...
The 28-year-old swimmer, who won two gold, two silver and one bronze medal at the 2012 Olympics, isn't totally new to TV. He's openly said that he would be willing to compete on ABC's "Dancing With the Stars" or "The Bachelor" and had a guest spot on teen soap "90210." He appeared as himself on "30 Rock" too.