U.S. men's swimmer Michael Phelps may have had a less-than-ideal start to the world swimming championship this week in Shanghai, but that doesn't mean that we love him any less. Read on for our top three favorite moments with Phelps!

Best Michael Phelps Moments

1. Phelps' photo-finish win. We were captivated by Phelps' photo-finish win during the 100-meter butterfly at the Beijing Olympics. It just doesn't get much more exciting than that!

2. He revealed his Olympic diet. While Phelps' diet during Olympic training and the games wasn't always the healthiest, we were just fascinated by how much he had to eat!

3. When Phelps won his 8th Olympic gold medal and wanted to see his mom. Is there anything more down-to-earth than a guy who wants to celebrate a huge feat with his mom? We think not. After winning his 8th Olympic gold medal at the Beijing Olympics, we just loved this quote: "I don't even know what to feel right now. There are so many emotions going through my head and so much excitement. I kind of just want to see my mom." Awww!