I look good in a swimsuit too! Michael Phelps's fame-hungry girlfriend Megan Rossee laps up attention in gold bikini
03:43 GMT, 17 August 2012
Her boyfriend has just hung up his Speedos after taking part in his final Olympic games.
But it seems Megan Rossee is only too happy to take up the mantle as she went for a spot of swimming herself today in a striking gold bikini.
Megan, an aspiring Los Angeles-based model and actress, 'lapped' up the attention in her skimpy two-piece and made a splash of her own at the beach in Santa Monica.
Making a splash: Olympic gold medallist Michael Phelps's girlfriend Megan Rossee hit the beach in Santa Monica, Los Angeles, today in a gold bikini
The fame-hungry 25-year-old cut an
even more impressive figure in the water than swim king Phelps and was
joined by friends for a sunny day out on the golden sands.
Rossee paraded her trim figure, revealing her pierced belly button, while frolicking in the sea swash.
With her long blonde hair billowing around her, she looked as if she might be taking part in a photoshoot.
Lapping up the attention: The fame-hungry aspiring model and actress revealed her trim figure and pierced belly button
Action girl: Rossee tried her hand at a spot of volleyball after taking a dip in the sea
After her swim, Megan served up a treat for onlookers by heading over to volleyball court on the beach.
Phelps – worth a reputed $40m – is currently enjoying a boys-only
holiday in the Maldives after taking his final professional turn at the
London Games where he added to his haul with four gold and two silver
It's official: Megan and Michael made their first public appearance together in London earlier this month
The Maryland-born U.S. athlete is the most decorated Olympian of all time, with an impressive clutch of 22 medals, including 18 gold.
He has been quietly dating Rossee for six months, with the pair making their romance official by appearing together on the red carpet at a Speedo-sponsored event earlier this month in London.
Rossee has frequently broadcast her relationship with Phelps on Twitter, posting a number of intimate photographs of him.
She has also called him pet names in a number of public Tweets. 'Good luck tonight bear,' she posted on August 2, the day of the men's 200m individual medley final.
But her willingness to publicise their relationship has led some to speculate that she is only in it for the fame.
'Michael is like a puppy dog around Megan – he’s completely in love with her,' a source told Radar recently.
'However, like any young girl hoping to make it in Hollywood, she’s ambitious and knows that by associating herself with Michael she will get a lot of press herself.
'She’s desperate for her own fame – her career has been a slow-burner but this will certainly accelerate it.'
King of swim: Phelps, seen in action in the 2012 Olympic Games in London, is the most decorated Olympian of all time
Like a duck to water: The swimmer won an impressive haul at the London Games, four gold and two silver medals