Ryan Lochte. He has the lips of a guppy, the agility of a dolphin, the body of a man — and about as many facial expressions as a highly controlled public figure, like Mitt Romney (famous for: pensive stare ) or Katie Holmes (famous for: that smirk ). Let's take a look at a few of the expressions in Our Manly Love Lochte's emotional arsenal.
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Expression One: The "Am I as Awesome as I Think I Am?" Face.
Usage: Most commonly in the pool, after a match, as subject awaits his standing — and the attention of cameras from international media outlets who will undoubtedly ham up Subject's rare sort of pansexual hotness. Also common when Subject awaits instruction from a coach.
Also Seen: When Subject is dry, either accepting a medal or getting psyched up before a race. Occasionally, the "Am I as Awesome as I Think I Am?" Face is the precursor to speaking to a fellow swimmer, most commonly Michael Phelps.
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