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Olympian Ryan Lochte Wants How Much Money to Star as the Next 'Bachelor'?

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Aug. 21 2012, Published 11:42 a.m. ET

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We can't say we didn't see this one coming. Get this — Olympian Ryan Lochte apparently wants at least $750,000 to become the next Bachelor!

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Ah, living the American dream. He's been very vocal about wanting to star on the hit ABC show and his producers aren't shy about dishing numbers that would get him to sign on the dotted line.

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As reported by RadarOnline, the asking price is $750,000 but — and this is a big but — if ABC is really interested in signing him, they'll need to dig into their pockets to the tune of $1 million! 

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An insider told the site, "Ryan's agents are getting besieged with offers and deals, everything from The Bachelor, his own reality show, and some overseas movies."

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It sounds like decisions will be made pretty quickly since his team will present offers to him within the next week or so. In addition to an upcoming appearance on 90210, Ryan has his eyes set on another sizzling reality show: Dancing With the Stars.

The insider pointed out he has to strike while the iron is hot and also be strategic about what he chooses to do. "Ryan is acutely aware that he has to attach himself to the right projects and endorsements that won't do damage to his all-American image. As much as he'd like to do it, Ryan does have some reservations about The Bachelor because he wouldn't have any control on how he is portrayed on the show."

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