Kurtis Michaels, The Selection

No. 17: Kurtis Michaels

Participant

Age: 21

Location: Boca Raton, FL

Kurtis is on the brink of graduating college—an immeasurably better experience than high school, where he was bullied and belittled for his size. Wanting to reinvent himself, four years ago Kurtis began training every day, and his confidence soared. Kurtis used to wonder why he was alive, and now he knows he can be one of the best, both physically and mentally.