Olympic gold medallist's unconventional search for love

Former Olympic swimmer Inge de Bruijn is searching for love, and she's looking in the most unexpected of ways.

The 43-year-old woman has joined the Dutch TV show Adam Seeks Eve, where contestants live naked on an island together.

"He must be sweet, charming, caring, funny and a bit mysterious," de Bruijn said.

It's understandable that this unconventional route might be required, given her years spent concentrating on swimming.

Inge de Bruijn on the Dutch TV show. Pic: Adam Seeks Eve

But while de Bruijn clearly isn't shy about showing off her body, she also hasn't hid a second reason behind her appearance: a potential new career.

Having enjoyed travelling, de Bruijn wants to remain on television as a lifestyle presenter.

Inge de Bruijn celebrates at the 2004 Olympics. Pic: Getty

De Bruijn competed at the top level for nearly 20 years, with her crowning achievement coming at the Sydney Olympics in 2000.

She won three gold medals - 50m and 100m freestyle as well as 100m butterfly - before going back-to-back with another gold in the 50m free at Athens 2004.