Recently, news broke that U.S. Olympic swimmer Michael Phelps has a girlfriend who’s a model, sort of. Like, we’re not sure who she is or exactly what she’s done. Which is fine. But when you’re an Olympian, there’s always someone waiting in the wings to best you, and so it follows that in the wake of this big reveal, Phelps’ arch frenemy Ryan Lochte went right out and endeared himself to none other than Karlie Kloss.

In an interview with, Kloss reveals how she and Lochte became friends during a photo shoot:

It was in Miami, where we did the shoot, and we went out to dinner one night. Even though I am 20 and already have a career, I realize it is important to have normal friends and I think he is the same way. He is just a normal guy. He was really interested in fashion, actually; he wants to have his own line. I was surprised by how in the know he was. Actually, all the guys on the shoot were very in touch with what is happening on the runways and very big fans of

Indeed! Kloss also drops the fact that she was supposed to hang out with the pool- peer in London, but that didn’t pan out:

I was supposed to go to London to watch him in the Olympics, but I didn’t make it, so I was rooting for him—and all of the Olympians I met on the shoot—from Denmark. I was texting with Ryan, though—such a sweet guy. We Leos are crazy!

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