With his E! reality show, "What Would Ryan Lochte Do?" done filming, the Olympic swimming champ and blingy grill aficionado is thinking seriously about his future. And for inspiration, he's looking toward one of his E! peers -- a curvy DIY bootstrapper named Kim Kardashian. "Kim started from pretty much nothing, and now everyone everywhere knows who she is" Lochte recently told the Hollywood Reporter, obviously referencing the preternaturally wealthy Kim's hardscrabble come-uppance in the mean streets and mansions of Beverly Hills, Calif. "That's what I want to do."
Speaking to USA Today Sports, Lochte noted that he began pursuing dream of building a Kardashian-esque empire by studying "Kourtney and Kim Take Miami." Because when we have access to great, televised business-building lessons like Kim and Kourtney’s infamous “privates smelling contest,” why bother with an MBA?