Jimmy Fallon Dresses Up as Ryan Lochte, Spoofs Swimmer's Infamous Rio Incident at 2016 MTV VMAs
By Alex Ungerman
This will be over Ryan Lochte's head for a while.
Jimmy Fallon presented the Video of the Year award to Beyonce at the 2016 MTV VMAs, but not before poking fun at Olympic swimmer Ryan Lochte, whose image was tarnished earlier this month at the Rio Games after his now infamous gas station incident with some fellow U.S. swimmers.
Stepping out in Team USA gear and Lochte's hair color -- which was dyed ice blue for the Games -- the Tonight Show host shaded the athlete by facetiously claiming, "I directed all five nominees. What an amazing year I've had!"
"Who had the best video of the year?" Fallon hilariously added. "I could never choose. I couldn't tell you even if there was a gun to my head... which there isn't."
Lochte's teammate Michael Phelps -- who introduced rapper Future earlier in the show and credited his song for inspiring the now infamous “Phelps Face” -- seemed to be enjoying Fallon's speech, and could be seen snapping a picture or video of the bit.