18 year-old JJ Mangina was living a normal life – or so he thought. Raised by his father in Cleveland, Ohio, JJ claims that his father was loving and provided Julian with a wonderful childhood. Julian grew up to be a high achiever – both academically and athletically – at Cleveland High School. JJ’s success in school led him to apply to colleges and tuition scholarships in 2015 as a senior in high school. It was during this college application process that JJ discovered he had ipso facto been living a lie under a false name for the majority of his life.