Roberto Hernandez from "Biggest Loser 2016" is one of the contestants featured in Season 17 of the NBC reality weight-loss competition series. He is teamed up with his twin brother, Luis Hernandez. Roberto is a physical, health and driver's education teacher from Burbank, Illinois. His starting weight is 348 lbs.

Roberto Hernandez was born and raised in Cicero, Illinois, growing up with his twin brother and teammate, Luis, and two older brothers. Though Roberto has been overweight his whole life, he was active in sports, playing football for four years in high school, two years in college and three years on a semi-pro football team. He and his twin were the first in their family to attend college. Roberto got his undergraduate degree in exercise science at Millikin University and then studied school administration in graduate school at Governors State University.

"I have wanted to get healthy every day of my life," he says, "but it never seemed reachable." Now he's ready to lose weight for his family and for his career, since it is difficult as a PE teacher to encourage his students to be fit and active when he is not a healthy role model. The husband and father of three boys is 36 years old, 348 pounds and suffering from high cholesterol and hypertension. Once he loses the weight, Roberto looks forward to training for an Ironman competition, running a marathon and riding a motorcycle without people laughing at him.

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Age: ∼37 years old (age stated above was at time of writing)
Birthplace: Cicero, IL
Current Residence: Burbank, IL

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