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Ryan Lochte wants help shaving his back

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It's a documented fact: Ladies love Ryan Lochte. Heck, I interviewed him this spring and he even had me swooning. But your true love of America's next great Olympic star can be judged by your reaction to the tweet Lochte wrote on Sunday night:

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(@RyanLochte)

If you cringed, congratulations. You are a reasonable human being with an appropriate distaste for back hair, even if it is coming off an Olympic champion.

If you suggested he keep the hair, you are Michael Phelps and want every advantage against your rival ahead of Monday night's highly anticipated 400 IM.

[Related: Phelps does some shaving of his own before Olympic trials]

If you instantly responded that you'd pay to shave his back or that he "needs" you (as many people did), then you may be too big of a Ryan Lochte fan and should probably watch "The Bachelorette" on Monday night instead of the Lochte-Phelps showdown.

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