Swanigan’s weight journey
Swanigan’s family stayed in homeless shelters between Indianapolis and Utah. Without the finances to buy healthier food, Swanigan was often fed unhealthy options like fast-food and sugary breakfast cereals.
“You think it’s something tiny, but it builds up,” Swanigan told ESPN in 2017. “One meal won’t kill you, but if it becomes three or four meals that are bad in a row, that’s when it starts to hurt your body.
However, Swanigan worked to lose 100 pounds before starting high school.
ESPN reported that he was nicknamed “Biggie” by his aunt, who drew inspiration for the name from the Notorious B.I.G,
“She just started singing that ‘Biggie, Biggie, Biggie, can’t you see?’ song,” Carl Swanigan Jr, Swanigan’s brother, told ESPN.
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