Michael Phelps Had the Best Reaction to Jimmy Fallon’s Ryan Lochte Impersonation
The 2016 VMAs were a full-on fest of love (Rihanna & Drake = swoon & eye-rolls), burns (poor Taylor Swift) and, of course, must-see looks. It also gave us one of the funniest, most cringe-worthy moments when Jimmy Fallon, who apparently wasn’t in the mood to play it safe, decided to go after another risky playa. Emerging dressed as Ryan Lochte — the uniform, the medal, the HAIR! — it was more than clear who Fallon was targeting. And while the crowd prepped for the takedown, one person in the seats, namely Michael Phelps, was lo-ving it!
“Who had the best video of the year? I can’t tell you that. They’re all so great and so talented, I could never choose. I couldn’t tell you even if there was a gun to my head,” Jimmy started, causing plenty of laughs from the crowd as Fallon referenced Lochte’s apparent penchant for lying (at least in one particular urination and uber-lie criminal offence). “I directed all five nominees. What an amazing year I’ve had! I taught Drake the ‘Hotline Bling’ dance. I made Lemonade with Queen Bey.” Liar, liar, pants on fire and the audience was LIT AF.
Phelps, Lochte’s Olympic swimming teammate and sometimes competitor, may have felt awkward or defensive while Ryan was being so publicly roasted, but nope. If his reaction was any indication, he thought it was friggin’ hilarious.
“Oh my god,” was the very clear reaction from Michael while his fiancée, Nicole Johnson, laughed and covered her mouth with her hands. Not wanting to forget the moment, Phelps was also recording the entire thing on his phone.
Gotta wonder if Ryan Lochte was watching.
What did you think about Jimmy’s Ryan Lochte impression and Michael’s reaction to it? Tweet us @BritandCo!
(Photos via Jason Kempin, Jamie McCarthy/Getty)
It can be intimidating to step out on your own and build a business from the ground up. As part of our collaboration with Office Depot, we're talking with Selfmade alum and solopreneur Colette Lawrence, the faith-based motivator and relationship builder behind The M.E.E. Movement, about ways in which women in business can find success.
B + C: How did you know M.E.E. Movement was your business to start?
The M.E.E Movement represents motivation, empowerment, and encouragement for women. It is what represents me. I did not know at first that it was my business to start, but then the thought of monetizing what I loved came to me. It scared me, however. I registered the business in July 2020 and have been slowly building my wings since.
B + C: What's one strategy that's helped you start your business?
Thinking through and researching what the requirements are to start my business, and then asking questions of people who are in the business. Not all advice worked; however, it helped me to figure out what I needed to do and not to do.
B + C: Did you always know life coaching would be your entrepreneurial path?
(Smiles) No, I did not. I 'stumbled" on it. I knew that people were always coming to me for advice and I found that I loved having conversations with them, especially with women, young and old.
B + C: What was your most valuable takeaway from Selfmade?
My most valuable takeaway was the first day of training: Get out of your own way. There were a lot of great moments and important takeaways from every presenter. However, getting out of my own way, pushing past doubts, was for me my most valuable takeaway. Doing something that I had never done before took courage. If I do not focus on what is happening with me mentally then I cannot deliver to my clients successfully.
B + C: What's one piece of advice you would give to female entrepreneurs on the brink of starting?
Get out of your head. You have something to offer. You have what you need to succeed so go ahead and do it.
B + C: How do you stay motivated?
I stay motivated by listening to music and listening to motivational speakers, and sometimes someone will just reach out and talk about the impact that I made in their life. That adds the extra juice or sauce I need to pummel through the day.
B + C: What's your best organizational tip?
Keep a diary and journal. It's the best way for me to keep organized and it also provides a source motivation as I record not only my "losses" but my wins as well.
B + C: Who inspires you in the entrepreneurial space?
Shirley Toliver – She motivates and empowers and makes me always want to show up.
B + C: What has receiving the Office Depot scholarship to Selfmade done to help you start or grow your business?
The scholarship was a blessing in that all the areas that were covered offered valuable information that I needed, from social media to HR. As a new business owner, I needed to know this to increase my own personal awareness in what it takes to run a successful business. The candidness of the presenters made it easy to see myself in their shoes and helped me to realize that I can also get there.
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