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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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Karlotta    

I don't get why anyone would wear one of those things. They're definitely not attractive.

711 days ago
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some guy    

Shouldn't he be worried about not failing instead of his teef? Never saw Phelps with a grill.

711 days ago
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RoadRig    

Oh yeah? Designed by PW but made by Johnny Dang. You better represent!!

711 days ago
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Annonymous    

I'm a Canadian and the one thing that I notice....the American Flag is upside down! That's what everyone is talking about...it wasn't a well thought out execution of the design. Then again...I think grills look stupid anyway, but the flag is upside down!

711 days ago
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Celeb Gossip Addict    

To each his own. Like it or not hip hop culture is spreading. I think it's cool for him to have them for the occasion. I doubt he wears them all the time. Paul Wall has become ultra successful doing this.

711 days ago
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Pondscum    

That's just stupid...Bet his coach gave him sh*t! Though he grew up in a nice neighborhood, not a trailer park!!!

711 days ago
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tmzfan    

so stupid

711 days ago
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LDB    

Waste of money. But if he wants to buy it then all power to him.

711 days ago
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Elsa    

Cornier than Iowa.

711 days ago
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nyc44th    

how friggin ridiculous

711 days ago
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Sara    

Maybe he should have been more focused on swimming instead of that ridiculous grill. Dude cost us a gold medal and didn't medal at all in another event.

711 days ago
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maeby    

stay classy america

711 days ago
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Mike Green    

He should get one that says "DOUCHE" in diamonds

711 days ago
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gossipgirl86    

YOU guys are lame! I think it was a really neat idea!

711 days ago
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Oh A 💛💋    

Grillz are so 2000 and late !

711 days ago
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