Living up to the standard is typically the way of the world but for some it came harder and started earlier. Dwayne “Wayne” Daniels grew up in Detroit and attended Detroit Public Schools. As the only child, Daniels grew up feeling like he was the odd child out with no friends. Not knowing what beauty was at a young age, Daniels assumed it was being skinny, because most people were. Known as “Fat Kid” by his classmates, Wayne was often bullied and teased for being overweight.