Taylor Swift, Will BrandenburgHe may be an Olympic athlete, but alpine skier Will Brandenburg has something on his mind besides a gold medal -- specifically, Taylor Swift!

"I have one of her albums," he admits to MTV (quote via CMiL) Listing Kings of Leon and Rogue Wave as two of his favorite bands, Taylor may seem like an odd choice in that company, but he admits it's much more than her musical talents that he finds appealing.

"It's just the girl next door image that she has going on. I think it's great," says the 23-year-old, adding that his teammates "like to give him a hard time about that."

Not only does Will have a crush on the recent Grammy winner, he took to the airwaves to ask her out on a date! "I think me and Taylor could have a good time. I was just thinking a nice little dinner and a movie date, something like that, so if you're out there, Taylor ... ," he said during an interview.

Not embarrassed to ask her out in front of millions of fans, he says that's just the way he is. "I've had a crush on her for a little while, so I thought I'd give it a shot and see what happens. I'm a straight shooter, so I just went at it and asked her out. I'm a simple guy, so a nice little dinner and a movie, and if she wants to learn how to ski, I'll take her skiing -- anything like that."

He may have to wait awhile to get some one-on-one time with his crush. The singer is currently in Japan as part of her worldwide Fearless tour before bringing her live show back to the States.