Eleven times Olympic medalist noted for the speed and distance he attains while kicking underwater, the celebrated swimmer Ryan Steven Lochte who has spent most of his career in the giant shadow of compatriot Michael Phelps, has now been gifted with gold and diamond encrusted razors by Gillette to commemorate the union. Lochte, who celebrated his 28th birthday on 3rd August was actually hoping for six gold medals from six events in London, but ended up winning two golds, two silvers and a bronze. However, Lochte is still becoming a cross-over athlete-celebrity with all sorts of brand endorsements in the wake of five Olympic medals. Easy on the eyes, the swimmer disclosed his prized possessions to his fans on Twitter. Of course, Lochte who is enjoying a lot of face time on TV screens will also enjoy the most expensive shave with these tricked-out razors.
Two gold plated and diamond encrusted razors are seen as a fitting gift for Ryan, since he has an endorsement contract with Gillette, and had at least one commercial in television circulation for the Gillette.
Ryan tweeted, “U gotta hand it to @Gillette for getting me my own personally gold plated and diamond encrusted razor. #jeah." And, Gillette also tweeted out this ad, which uses Lochte’s “jeah” as a catch-phrase. Interestingly, gold-medalist swimmer Ryan Lochte has also amassed more than 400,000 Twitter followers and has been seemingly engaging with all of them, even in the hours before and after his Olympic meets.
These one-off gold plated and diamond encrusted razors truly looks worthy enough to be called as the most expensive accessories for man to carry. Let’s see if Lochte enjoys the luxurious shaves with his prized possessions or will keep it along with his Olympic medals, safe and secure.
Also, we have earlier seen that Jamaican sprinter Yohan Blake who lost the 100 meter dash Olympic final to his Olympic teammate and training partner Usain Bolt, also endorsed the $50,000 Richard Mille tourbillon by wearing it at the London Olympics. And, for this matter silver-medalist Yohan has fallen foul of the Olympic branding police.