They say if you can make it in New York City you can make it anywhere, and The Voice contestant Jamar Rogers is a total testament to that.

This 30-year-old Bronx native has gone through his share of ups and downs throughout the years — battling a meth addiction, facing homelessness, and living with HIV — but fighting adversity has only made him stronger.

Jamar — the "comeback kid," as he was dubbed on Season 2 of The Voice — was spotted out and about in West Hollywood yesterday, May 22 with a huge smile on his face. He may not have won the music competition, but he's still got a lot to celebrate.

“I’m a firm believer in everything happening for a reason,” Jamar said a few weeks ago on The Ellen DeGeneres Show.

“My purpose on this show was so much bigger than just furthering the name of Jamar Rogers. I got to actually give people hope and let them know that they have a second chance no matter where they are in life … I’m fine. I’m so fine.”

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