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Ryan Lochte

Paul Wall Designed My Diamond Grillz

7/31/2012 9:00 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
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0731_Ryan-Lochte_paul_wall_getty_tmz_2Ryan Lochte's unexpected grill flash during his Olympic medal ceremony was courtesy of none other than the grill-master himself ... rapper Paul Wall.

If you recall ... Lochte flashed a ruby and diamond studded American flag grill when he accepted his medal for the men's 400-meter IM event on Saturday ... but the genius behind the bling was "The Peoples Champ" himself.

Wall told XXLmag.com he was psyched to create the mouth piece, saying "Everyone’s talking about it ... it’s just an incredible thing to be part of. There’s not too many world-class swimmers wearing our grill."

The grill was hand crafted by Wall who boasted to the mag, "Every diamond is set by hand ... one by one, prong set and all custom red rubies."

Wall wouldn't specify how much he charged Lochte for the grill ... but says it's worth between $15k and $25k. Wall added "Of course we gave him an Olympic discount."

Worth every penny.

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Julie2    

Wow, I didn't think anyone could look more ridiculous with a grill than Kendra Wilkinson....until now! Those are so dumb and so OUT!

724 days ago
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buzz kill    

Who ever came up with such a stupid idea, a grill for your teeth??? They must have been designed to hide the rotten teeth behind them.

724 days ago
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buzz kill    

Can't imagine woman would like them, I would think they snag and pull on the pub's

724 days ago
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Ashley     

That looks so silly, but good for Ryan go U.S.A!

724 days ago
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THE-KILLUMINATED-ONE    

All the haters who don't like it, you don't have to wear one if you win an Olympic event. Of course you never will do this due to the fact you rather hate on people, instead of doing something positive in your life. Your kind of like the big dumb kid at school, who picked on the smart kids. Only because they were not smart, and jealous of the kids who are.

724 days ago
21.

onlyinPA    

You guys just don't understand, of course it takes people who live under a rock to HATE!

724 days ago
22.

creeeeech    

Once again, Americans making Americans look like idiots. Your on a platform to represent your country and you wear a diamong "grill" with the flag that is upside down? Idiots. (I am American BTW, I'm sick of these celebrities our media, television and music breed)

724 days ago
23.

R    

Take of that grill and then I'd rather.

724 days ago
24.

Tracker    

test

724 days ago
25.

shdwfx    

Stupid

724 days ago
26.

Revelations    

These people look like retards, freaking idiots!!

724 days ago
27.

GabyO    

Can you say DOUCHE?

724 days ago
28.

A    

He can do whatever he wants. However, if other countries made comments about our lack of class...there's really no way to defend ourselves.

724 days ago
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craig    

Is it worth more because of the error like stamps or baseball cards?,The flag is backward...where I come from that is a sign of someone that hates our country..pretty sure he doesn't

724 days ago
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nikkireps    

are those supposed to be cool? i dont get it. regardless of ur race, NOOOBODY can pull off "grillz" or whatever the f*ck theyre called. way to make the states look bad...homie.

724 days ago
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