Ryan Lochte Would 'Definitely' Consider Being The Next Bachelor, Wants To 'Settle Down'

Ryan Lochte seen in London on August 7, 2012 Ryan Lochte seen in London on August 7, 2012

Fresh off the debut of his two Funny or Die videos, Ryan Lochte is trying his hand at TV acting, landing a guest role on The CW’s “90210.”

Now that he’s getting acclimated to life on the small screen, the Olympian says reality TV may also be in his future!

“I would think about [being the next ‘Bachelor’],” Ryan told AccessHollywood.com’s Laura Saltman during an interview on the set of “90210” in Los Angeles on Wednesday, when asked if he’d consider looking for love on the ABC reality hit. “I definitely would because, you know, before I was training so much that I didn’t have time for a girlfriend, [but] I wanted to give that perfect someone my heart.

“Now that the Olympics are over, I definitely want to settle down,” he added. “So, we’ll see what happens.”

And reality TV may be a tad bit easier than scripted shows for the swimming champ, who said he was surprised to find acting a tougher feat than racing at the Olympics.

“Swimming in front of thousands and thousands of people at [the] highest stage of competition — that’s easy. That was a piece of cake,” he said. “But this whole thing — memorizing lines and trying to say them and do the movement and all that, that was hard!”

“90210’s” Season 5 premiere airs Monday, October 8 at 8/7c; Ryan’s episode will air on October 29.

-- Erin O’Sulllivan

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