Mike Messina from "Biggest Loser 2012: No Excuses" is one of the contestants in Season 13 of the NBC reality weight-loss competition series. He is a cook from Oakland, California. His brother, Joe Messina, is also competing on the show.

Born and raised in San Leandro, California, Mike Messina ("Biggest Loser 13") is the oldest child in a family with three half-brothers and one half-sister. He says his food addiction began when he was seven years old and his stepfather would punish him by sending him to bed without dinner, prompting him to raid the refrigerator after everyone was asleep. But the weight gain actually started when he went on the road with his father, delivering furniture in a big rig. Gorging himself on truck stop buffets and sitting in the truck for days on end caused Mike to gain 50 lbs. one summer when he was just 12 years old. He received his E.M.T. certificate after high school and has held a variety of jobs since then, including being a cook, a maintenance man and a car salesman. 

Now 41 years old and 358 pounds, he has pre-diabetes and asthma and wants to be a healthier role model for his ten-year-old daughter and a better husband to his fiancé. He hopes to become a personal trainer and mentor overweight children and adults. After Mike loses the weight, he also looks forward to learning to surf.

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Age: ∼46 years old
Birthplace: San Leandro, CA
Current Residence: Oakland, CA

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