Ryan Lochte Sports Bizarre New Hair Color Before Heading to the Rio Olympics

Forget the gold — Ryan Lochte's going for the silver!

The 11-time Olympic medalist swimmer typically sports brown locks, but opted for a drastic dye job before heading to the Rio games, which begin Friday. 

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He documented he entire process on Instagram Monday.


Me hungry!! @jennjonesatl #newlook #dye

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The 31-year-old Rochester, New York, native stunned his fans as he showed off the new coiffure, with many questioning the color.


New look.... Here We Go #Rio #2016 thanks @jennjonesatl #turnup #lightblue

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Rio ready!! ? #2016 #olympics #usa

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“Why is his hair silver?” read one comment.

“You should've painted your hair gold,” was another.

Another fan said: “Wow Ryan you really aged.”

One person asked: “Why mess with perfection?”

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But some fans praised the new style.

“Different! Unique!” said one adoring fan.

“I hope my future husband looks like this,” one woman wrote.

“The new silver fox,” was another comment.

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