Johnny Larios, The Selection

No. 14: Johnny Larios

Participant

Age: 31

Location: Long Beach, CA

Even though Johnny grew up in a gang-infested neighborhood, he was a perfect student and planned on going into the Navy after he graduated. Then his mother got pregnant and was told the baby would have Down Syndrome. As the oldest son, he stayed behind and fell into drugs, eventually getting hooked on meth. Overcoming his addiction, he made fitness his new passion and wants to do the Selection to fulfill the dreams of his 18-year-old self.