Ryan Lochte Says His Dog Helps Him Get the Ladies

Is this the cutest photo of Ryan Lochte ever? The Cuban-American hottie posed for this photo for People for the "Sexiest Man Alive" shoot.

Wearing nothing but a sweet smile and a pair of speedos, Lochte posed next to his best friend, a canine named Carter. "He's my best friend and I love him. I just need to take him wherever I go and I'll be set,” he tells People.

We're sure the sexy, eleven-time Olympic medalist has no problems getting dates, but he credits Carter for drawing in the ladies ."Girls come up to me and go, 'Oh my god, where's Carter? He's so good looking!'"

And judging by the way Carter looks at him, we can only guess the feeling is mutual.