Michael Phelps posed on the cover of Sports Illustrated with eight Olympic Gold metals. The cover is an re-creation of swimming legend, Mark Spitz with his seven gold metals taken in 1972.  8 is a small number compared to what he is reported to be lined up to make in endorsements.. take a deep breath .. $100 million bucks!!!

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Phelps has made history of winning the most gold metals in one single Olympic game which is translating into tons of endorsement money to come! So we must think of the obvious – the women are going to be after him like vultures.  He is looking hotter than Brad Pitt, Chace Crawford and whoever else… He’s hot! 

So who’s the lucky gal?  Phelps tells Extra, “No, I’m not dating Amanda Beard. I’ll say that. I think she has a boyfriend.”

“Part of my life is kept to myself. I’m able to relax and be with my friends. Those pretty much are the only people who really know the answer to that question.”

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The swimmer does fess up that singer Carrie Underwood’s crush on him is “pretty cool,” and if an actress were to play his love interest in a movie it would be Cameron Diaz because, “She seems like she has a cool personality.”

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So Cameron Diaz?? He is into women older than himself? Huh! Interesting! Oh, I have a cool personality too.. does that help?

Don’t forget to pick up the latest issue of Sports Illustrated on newsstands today!

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