Do you remember in the old days when someone won gold in the Olympics; they maybe made the cover of a cereal box or got a television commercial? These days, with all of the open access to micro media (social networking)…a savy person, or someone with the bucks to hire a skilled publicist, has the whole world at their feet if they so choose.
Michael Phelps must be either very savy with the micro media, or he has the bucks for the publicist :). News came right away that he was going to be working on writing a book. Keeping his name in the forefront of the media is a wise thing; it will help him to sell his book in large numbers; which publishers love! He has done the traditional celebratory thing and went to Walt Disney World for a colorful photo op. He has even been making the rounds in the traditional media mags like People who try to dig into his personal life…like the romance department.
Evidently, he has been in training for more than the Olympics as he learned somewhere how to evade direct responses to requests for said information on his love life, haha. I say go for it Michael…it’s is no-ones business unless you choose to make it public knowledge. Of course, that doesn’t stop the speculators who suggest that he is involved with a former beauty queen from California, by the name of Nicole Johnson.
Michael Phelps is also keeping busy by expanding his skill set. He is going to be on Saturday Night Live on Sept 13th. It appears that Michael is going to avoid that typical emotional let down, that many feel after competing in the Olympics, when all of the attention shifts from the competitors and their accomplishments to other news of the day. Smart move…it is never a pretty thing to see a role model who is accomplished, wither on the vine, not knowing what goals to set their sights on next. Good luck Michael Phelps with your exploration of the world; you seem to be enjoying the experiences as you go, as you should!