T.J. Lavin

Also Known As: Thomas Joseph Lavin • Born: 12/7/1976

Thomas Joseph Lavin, known as T. J. Lavin, is a legendary BMX cyclist and TV host, born on December 7, 1976, in Las Vegas, Nevada. He started biking at two and turned professional at nineteen, winning his first pro contest. Lavin’s career includes victories in the X Games, Dew Tour, and Gravity Games, earning the title “King of Dirt” in 1995. Despite a severe injury in 2010 that put him in a medically induced coma, he made a remarkable recovery. Lavin hosts MTV’s “The Challenge” and is a self-taught musician with an album titled “LAVS the First SET.” He married Roxanne Siordia in 2012, and they have a daughter. Lavin’s impact spans sports and entertainment, making him an enduring icon. His resilience and versatility inspire fans worldwide, as he remains a significant figure in both fields.

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Musical Talent

Apart from his sporting and hosting endeavors, T. J. Lavin is a skilled musician who has released an album and a single dedicated to his friend Stephen Murray.

Triumph over Adversity

Lavin’s remarkable recovery from a life-threatening accident in 2010 is a testament to his resilience and determination, inspiring many in the process.

Reality TV Star

In addition to hosting “The Challenge,” Lavin has appeared on MTV’s “Cribs,” showcasing his multifaceted talents beyond sports.

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Nationality: American

Show(s): The Challenge: World Championship

Network(s): Paramount+

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Zodiac Sign: Sagittarius

Children: Raquel Lavin

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Latest TV Shows

Follow previous winners of The Challenge as they compete to win the $500,000 prize. In the end, only the most dominant will conquer the game and prove they are not just the best in their home country, but the best in the world."