Despite claiming “people love me,” the swimmer compared himself to the less loved Kim Kardashian. He explained, “Kim started from pretty much nothing, and now everyone everywhere knows who she is. That’s what I want to do. I’ve seen what E! has done in the past with reality shows like hers. Today, she’s huge.”
He continued, “When I walk down the street, people recognize me, and that never happened before. Now’s my chance.”
Read more with Lochte in the latest issue of The Hollywood Reporter, available now.