Gold Medalist Ryan Lochte Gets A “Call Me Maybe” Parody

Team USA swimmer Ryan Lochte has it all: a gold medal, the admiration of women all over the world and his very own “Call Me Maybe” parody. 

The NOC, a sports entertainment channel, took on Carly Rae Jepsen’s hit to declare their support for Lochte, singing, “It’s hard to swim right by Phelps baby/But this is my year, so call me Lochte.”

Lochte is already an eight-time Olympic medalist, beating Phelps for his first London gold in the 400-meter individual medley on Saturday. The swimmer has a lengthy career as a champion athlete, but fans flock to the toned, 6 foot, 2 inch native New Yorker for his quirky personality. His trademark accessory is a blinged out grill that he wears to the podium when accepting medals – he even had a custom red, white and blue one made for the Olympics, which viewers caught a glimpse of after his Saturday win.

Lochte Nation fans have been Tweeting accolades @ryanlochte all weekend, with tags #lochtinator and #lochtenation gaining momentum on the site since the start of the games.

Perez Hilton is among fans to show support via Twitter, with tags #lochtinator and #lochtenation gaining momentum on the site since the start of the Olympic games last week.

He is also getting props from fellow Olympians, including Phelps, who congratulated him on his first win, despite losing the title himself.

Lochte will continue going for the gold at the London Olympics in various events through Thursday.

-Nee-Sa Lossing, CBS Local


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