Gee, I’ll Bet Her Dad Is Excited

Aside from Michael Phelps and Ryan Lochte, most of us would be hard pressed to name another Olympic swimmer, especially those from other countries, because USA! and all that patriotic jazz. But over in South Africa, gold medal swimmer Chad le Clos is the bee’s knees to all the kids, because he took home top the gold in the 200m butterfly, as well as a silver in the 100m butterfly. Whether or not he’s wearing sleeveless leather vests and hanging out with Jersey Shore cast members is still a mystery to me.

Chad had some people concerned, though, when he arrived late to Dubai this week for the 2012 Fina/Arena Swimming World Cup. What the hell, bro? Why were you late to this huge event? It’s cool, he was just making a young girl’s dream come true by attending her high school dance.

The blonde Glenvista High School pupil bunked school to be at the OR Tambo International Airport in mid-August to welcome the South African team returning from the London Olympics.

In her hand she held a banner that read: “Chad, will you be my matric dance date?”

Le Clos, a huge hit in South Africa after beating his idol Michael Phelps by five-hundredths of a second in the 200m butterfly in London, accepted the offer and spent a better part of last weekend (September 29-30) attending the matric dance — a farewell ball for final year school students — and two after parties in Johannesburg. (Via Gulf News)

At first I thought this was one of those situations in which the girl was ill and le Clos saw this as a charitable act, but nope. Turns out she’s just a chick who wanted to party with an athlete. And he’s just a bro who wanted to party with a teenage girl. So heads up, Ryan Lochte, you’ve got some serious competition now.

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