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Stephanie Rice tells us about her new TV gig - in India!

The former Olympian has come a long way from her days in the pool and on Celebrity Apprentice.

By Zara Zubeidi

Retired Olympic swimmer Stephanie Rice has hit the headlines for as long as she can remember – from butting heads with Roxy Jacenko on The Celebrity Apprentice Australia to her rumoured relationships with high-profile sports stars.

But Stephanie – who won three gold medals at the 2008 Summer Olympics in Beijing – insists she has no regrets.

"I always like to learn from each experience," the 30-year-old says.

"That's what I've done in every aspect of my life."

The former swimmer says the key to her good health is a vegan diet.
The former swimmer says the key to her good health is a vegan diet.

Stephanie surprised fans recently when she announced she had a new role as a presenter for the Pro Kabaddi League on the Star Sports network in India. Kabaddi is a seven-a-side contact team sport that's popular on the Indian subcontinent.

So is it a step towards establishing an Australian television career?

"If the right opportunity came around, I'd definitely be interested," Stephanie says.

"I want to talk about something I'm passionate about."

One thing she's passionate about is her work as an ambassador for Vegie Delights. Having switched to a vegan diet five years ago, she says it's the secret behind her healthy lifestyle now she's retired from competitive swimming.

Stephanie embraces Indian culture and style.
Stephanie embraces Indian culture and style.

"I instantly felt better in myself," she explains.

"I had better digestion, more energy and felt more emotionally balanced."

Although she may not be in the pool competitively these days, the former Olympian is still putting her athletic talents into use through her online swiming program.

"One of the main reasons I wanted to create the program is because I feel so many people want to go swimming but don't really know what to do for a session" Steph wrote to her Instagram followers.

The program includes swimming technique, training routines and video guides.

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