Jorge Garcia’s inspirational journey towards healthier lifestyle

I can’t be the only one who loved the ABC adventure mystery series ”Lost” – the first seasons were outstanding, at the very least …

I’ll admit, after that it derailed a bit in my opinion.

But one of the actors who made an everlasting impression on me and many others was Hurley, played by Jorge Garcia. Hurley was an overweight fast-food worker who won the lottery and ended up on Flight 815 as a result.

At the beginning of the series, Hurley served as the comic relief, but his role gradually changed and in the last seasons of the series he appeared to be more serious, often taking on the role of leader.

“I loved the character and I knew he had a good chance of having audience appeal for his ‘ahhh-guy’ qualities. He’s the one who makes the audience go, ‘ahhh,”‘ Garcia told The Associated Press.

Following the success of ”Lost”, Jorge Garcia appeared in several other series and movies, including the role of Jerry Ortega in Hawaii Five-0.

But perhaps it’s his weight loss journey that has been the talk of the town in recent years. The 47-year-old actor has been hailed as a role model for people wanting to lose a few pounds.


Jorge, who grew up in grew up in San Juan Capistrano, California, was naturally quite big as young kid. He competed in wrestling in high school and was nicknamed Baby-Faced-Killer.

But even though Jorge was bigger than most of his friends, it was never a problem. He enjoyed his body and was happy with life.

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