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John "JJ" O'Malley before "Biggest Loser 2014" Season 16
John JJ O'Malley before Biggest Loser 2014 Season 16
John "JJ" O'Malley from "Biggest Loser 2014" is one of the contestants featured in Season 16 of the NBC reality weight-loss competition series. He is a bouncer from Scottsdale, Arizona.

John "JJ" O'Malley, who was born in Chicago and lives in Arizona with his three younger siblings, remembers always struggling with his weight despite an active lifestyle. The son of a national judo champion, O'Malley started playing sports at a young age and holds a blue belt in judo.

O'Malley played offensive lineman all four years of high school and received a partial football scholarship to play at Arizona State University, where he excelled for two years. Although his high school coach advised him to slim down, college recruiters were pushing him to gain weight to play at the Division 1 level. However, a torn meniscus ended his football career, and despite being less active, he continued to eat the same way he did when he played football. His "aha! moment" came, he says, "when I saw myself on my home video," and he knew it was time to make a change. 

Now 22 years old and 392 pounds with sleep apnea, O'Malley is eager to shed the weight and looks forward to going clothes shopping, vacationing and living a healthy, active lifestyle.

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Where does John "JJ" O'Malley live? Find out here.

Age: ∼24 years old (age stated above was at time of writing)
Birthplace: Chicago, IL
Current Residence: Scottsdale, AZ

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