He certainly has become a focal point of media attention, and over the weekend, Ryan Lochte continued to lap up his newfound sexy stardom as he headed to Las Vegas for a belated birthday bash (he turned 28 on August 3 during the Olympics).
And here is in the inside scoop and some snaps you haven’t seen elsewhere of his three-day wet and wild weekend.
On Friday night he was spotted at Maxim Fridays at TAO Beach with fellow gold medalist Cullen Jones, and the group took in the sunshine from a VIP cabana before making their way to the pool to beat the heat. The swimmer was in great spirits and took photos with fans who approached to meet the Olympian, all the while giving the ladies quite the show in his white Speedo.
Celebrations continued Friday night at LAVO as Lochte, this time including teammate Conor Dwyer, dined at LAVO Restaurant on Stuffed Lobster, Spaghetti and Meatballs before and heading upstairs to the nightclub and igniting camera phone frenzy along the way.
The excitement continued as a USA-themed presentation came out for the swimmer, which only heightened the energy in the room. Cullen Jones later joined in on the fun, with all in the party dancing, cheering and having a great time with friends. Lochte looked relaxed and happy as he made a late night move to the dance floor to show off his dance moves to a packed crowd that was eager to join in on the fun.
Lochte capped off his birthday celebration weekend in Vegas with a pool party to remember at Azure at The Palazzo. He was joined by his fellow Olympic swimmers and friends and saved the best for last, spending the day in their private cabana in the secluded luxury pool club. After flaunting a patriotic swimsuit on the signature Azure blue carpet with his gold medal that he recently won at the London Olympics, Lochte jumped into one of Azure’s pools to pose for photos with doting fans before making an impromptu outfit change into a bright pink Speedo.
A towering birthday cake was presented by servers in gold bikinis – a tribute to his recent victories. He also revealed to People.com that he is looking for his perfect girl, saying: “Now that I’m older, I’m looking to settle down a bit.”
And what would spark his interest?
“Anyone that can make me smile and make me laugh,” he said.
Do you think you could leave Lochte tickled pink?