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The Kardashians

Ryan Lochte, Meet Kim Kardashian! Olympic Champ Meets Reality TV Idol

Our feelings about colorful Olympic swimmer Ryan Lochte aren’t often warm and fuzzy, but there was something strangely heart-warming about seeing him in a photo with his reality TV idol!

Ryan was recently in New York to attend the E! Network upfront, and it was there that he got up close and personal with the one and only Kim Kardashian. She even posted a photo she took with Ryan on Instagram!

Ryan has been waxing poetic about the reality superstar as of late, because he’s landed a reality show of his own and finds Kimmy pretty inspirational!

"Kim started from pretty much nothing, and now everyone everywhere knows who she is," Ryan said in a recent interview. "That's what I want to do."

And now that he’s got his own show, he just might. Ryan’s eight-episode reality series, What Would Ryan Lochte Do?, premiered on E! on April 21. He has a long way to go to match the reality superstardom of a Kardashian, but you have to start somewhere, right?

We would give just about anything to know what words these two over-the-top reality personalities exchanged when they met, but we’ll have to leave it up to the imagination for now. But we’re guessing at least one was, “Jeah!”

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04.24.2013 / 01:06 AM EDT by Gemma Wilson
Related: The Kardashians, Kim Kardashian

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