Swimming sensation Ryan Lochte entertains us in ESPN magazine’s music issue by posing as the floating “baby’ from Nirvana’s iconic Nevermind album cover. In in the mag’s behind-the-scenes video, the five-time Olympic gold medalist who, opted to keep his briefs on in the water unlike the original, says recreating the image was a breeze: “Trying to perfect the perfect shot in the water was kinda easy for me, because I spend about four hours, every day of my life in the water.”;
Ryan, who poked fun at his persona by playing the “sex-idiot”; version of himself on 30 Rock, makes us laugh again with his analysis of the album cover. “If you look at the baby, he’s happy…he’s chasing after a dollar bill which means he’s always on the grind,”; and adds, “hopefully everyone’s reaction when they see it, they’ll be like, dang, look at that guy! I honestly think I nailed the shot.”;
Also joining the magazine’s All-star line-up in the issue: Soccer player Alex Morgan who poses as Katy Perry from her One of the Boys album cover and Tampa Bay Buccaneers quarterback Josh Freeman who re-enacts Michael Jackson’s Thriller cover.
Checkout all of the athlete’s tributes when the music issue hits newsstands February 8th.