Watch out, Ryan Reynolds! The Olympian says the actress "makes my toes curl"

By Paul Chi
September 08, 2012 06:00 PM
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Watch out Ryan Reynolds – America’s most eligible bachelor, Ryan Lochte, is a Gossip Girl fan!

“I have a huge crush on Blake Lively. She’s drop-dead gorgeous,” Lochte, 28, told PEOPLE at New York’s Ainsworth Park at the Windsor Custom Clothes Fashion’s Night Out event. “I haven’t met her yet. If I do, I’d definitely be starstruck. She makes my toes curl.”

The Olympic gold medalist, who is on a strict diet and trains about six hours a day during competitions, admits he’d break his healthy regimen for Lively, who has a passion for baking sweets and has been linked to Reynolds since Oct. 2011.

“For her, I would totally cheat [on my diet],” he says. “I love homemade food, but I do have to keep to my regimen because I’m still training for the 2016 Olympics.”

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When it comes to style and clothes, the swimming champ is attracted to women who dress similarly to Lively – a clean look with an edge.

“I like girls who are confident enough to wear sexy dresses and have a wild night out and [then] be the complete opposite and be able to chill and wear shorts and a football jersey around the house,” Lochte says. “A woman wearing an oversized jersey – or especially a guy’s button-down shirt with no pants – is by far the sexiest thing.”

As for his own style, “I’m a jeans and a T-shirt guy,” he says, “and I like to accessorize by wearing a watch or necklace or I’ll wear a sports jacket with some jeans. I don’t wear suits a lot. I feel more comfortable walking around in a Speedo than being in a suit.”

And what does Lochte prefer to wear to bed? “I’m naked or in boxers,” he said with a sly grin. “I don’t like to wear too much clothing when going to bed. I like to feel free.”

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