Who isn't watching the Olympics right now? Like basically the rest of the world, I've been watching the London Olympics with utter enthusiasm, which means not checking Facebook or Twitter out of fear of finding out the results of an event way before I've watched it and definitely making sure to DVR every event that I know I won't be able to watch live just in case I'm busy when it airs. Also, it means making sure that my brother, who studies and lives in London and has had the awesome opportunity of attending a couple of Olympics events already, doesn't BBM me any of the results!
I've always been a huge fan of swimming and during the 2008 Beijing Olympics I had like the biggest crush on Michael Phelps and that summer definitely belonged to him! This summer though, I've not only been crushing again on the most decorated Olympic athlete of all-time, but I've been majorly crushing on his fellow U.S. swimming teammates too, with my faves being everyone's boyfriend Ryan Lochte and the all-around cuteness that is Nathan Adrian. Just in case that wasn't enough, the U.S. Men's Swim Team further earns the title of being the most gorgeous team at the London Olympics by having cuties such as Conor Dwyer, Cullen Jones, Ricky Berens and Matt Grevers as members.
Then, there's the fantastic and now viral video of the U.S. Swim Team singing "Call Me Maybe." Michael bobbing his head at the beginning, Ryan smooching at the camera, Nathan with "Call Me Maybe?" written on his hands? I can't!
Here's why I just love the trio of Michael, Ryan, and Nathan:
1. Michael Phelps
Michael Phelps is still our Golden Boy. Even though he's now the most decorated Olympic athlete of all-time, he's still the same cutie that we loved during his dominating summer in Beijing in 2008.
As was the case four years ago, we were glued to our TV screens as we watched Phelps make Olympic history and win his 19th Olympic medal, along with teammates and fellow adorable swimmers Lochte, Berens, and Dwyer, in the United States' dominating win in the 4x200 Freestyle Relay final. Also, as was the case four years ago, we cheered Phelps on the entire time. We love you Michael!
2. Ryan Lochte
Ryan Lochte is gorgeous. He skateboards, wears grillz, and designs his own sneakers. He was on the cover of like four major magazines this year. He's a gold medalist. Oh and did I mention that he's gorgeous?
He's the leading gold medalist of the U.S. Men's Swim Team so far in London and is Phelps' toughest competition. Even though he was more than happy to help Phelps win his record 19th medal in the 4x200 Freestyle Relay final the other day, he still wants to earn the title of king of the pool. It's safe to say that all of us who love Lochte are proud to be a part of Lochte Nation! Jeah.
3. Nathan Adrian
Nathan Adrian was recently described as a "good-looking, hard-body guy who swims really fast, who comes from a great family, who's emblematic of the multicultural United States of the 21st century [he's half-Chinese], who's soft-spoken and well-spoken." That's Nathan in a nutshell. I'd like to add absolutely beautiful with a great smile to this description if that's okay!
The UC Berkeley alum swam in one of the top moments of the London Olympics so far with his recent gold medal winning performance in the Men's 100m Freestyle final. Fellow teammates/gold medalists/really cute swimmers Phelps and Lochte were cheering Adrian on in the back when he won and with an excellent performance like his (he won by one-one hundredth of a second), he definitely deserves to be in the same company with the powerful duo.
And Michael, Ryan, and Nathan are more than welcome to swim my way whenever they want to...