Who is T. J. Lavin?
T. J. Lavin (full name: Thomas Joseph Lavin) is an American television host and cyclist. He has hosted MTV’s The Challenge since its eleventh season in 2005 and is also a BMX rider.
He has made a career out of dirt bike racing and also jumping. In 2010, Lavin had an accident that nearly took his life. The Challenge: Total Madness premiered on April 1, 2020, and Lavin was back again to host the show.
TJ is the subject of the film A Film about T. J. Lavin. He also appeared on an episode of MTV’s Cribs. Lavin also has a game named after him: MTV Sports: T. J. Lavin’s Ultimate BMX. He appears in a starring role as Eli in the independent film A Monster Among Men which was released in 2012.
TJ is also a lover of music and he has a recording studio in his home and also plays the guitar. He even released his album called LAVS the First SET. As a tribute to his long-time friend Stephen Murray, TJ released a single called Soldier in 2008. Murray crashed during the AST Dew Tour when he suffered a serious spinal injury during a double-backflip attempt on June 22, 2007. All the sales from the single were also donated to the Stephen Murray Family Fund.
How Old is T. J. Lavin?
Lavin is 43 years old as of 2019. He was born on December 7, 1976, in Las Vegas, Nevada, U.S.
T. J. Lavin Family
Lavin was born to Barbara Lavin. He also has a little sister called Brooke. Lavin is so close to his mother and sister and he doesn’t hesitate to share their photos on social media.
T. J. Lavin Wife
Lavin has been married to Roxanne Siordia since November 2, 2012. The two had been together for almost eight years before their marriage. The couple got married the same day they had met eight years ago.
Siordia is a nutritionist and fitness coach who runs her own business in their home city of Las Vegas. The two frequently share pictures of themselves doing different activities together such as traveling and hiking. TJ and his wife are very outspoken about their love for animals on social media. The two are also vegan.
T. J. Lavin Daughter
Lavin has no biological children. He is the step and adoptive father of Raquel. Raquel is Siordia’s daughter from a previous relationship. According to TJ, Lavin likes to surf, wake-surf, snowboard, and travel.
TJ’s family also has at least three dogs and one cat, and Lavin posts frequent pictures of his animals on social media.
T. J. Lavin Racing
Lavin began riding bikes at the age of two. He raced BMX until he was 15. Lavin later left racing and began dirt jumping. TJ finally became a professional at the age of nineteen. In high school, he was also on the wrestling team.
As a professional, TJ won almost every competition he has entered including the X Games and the Dew Action Sports Tour. He won bronze three times, silver once, and gold three times (One was Australian) in the X Games. Lavin has been a DK Dirt Circuit Champion, a champion in the Gravity Games, a European championship winner, and a CFB Champion. He was also crowned “King of Dirt” in 1995. He is sponsored by S&M Bikes, Headrush, Monster Energy Drink, Lavs Lab, and Kicker.
T. J. Lavin Accident – Coma
On October 14, 2010, TJ crashed while competing in a Dew Tour event in Las Vegas and was rushed to the hospital. He was put in a medically induced coma due to the critical injuries he sustained. Shortly after, he developed a case of pneumonia. On October 20, his business partner and friend Chas Aday reported that Lavin was breathing on his own, following simple commands like squeezing hands or giving thumbs-up to the doctors.
After making full recovery, TJ was able to return home on November 16, 2010.
T. J. Lavin The Challenge
TJ has hosted spin-offs, specials, and MTV’s reality-competition show The Challenge (originally titled Real World/Road Rules Challenge) since its eleventh season. Originally, the series featured alumni from Real World and Road Rules shows, casting for The Challenge has slowly expanded to include contestants who debuted on The Challenge itself, alumni from other MTV franchises including Are You the One?, Ex on the Beach (Brazil, UK, and the US), Geordie Shore and from other non-MTV shows.
In the show, contestants compete against one another in various extreme challenges to avoid elimination and win a cash prize.
T. J. Lavin Height
Lavin stands at a height of 6 inches.
T. J. Lavin Net Worth
The television host, rider, and musician has earned greatly through his wide career. He has an estimated net worth of $9 million.