Lizzie Velasquez is dubbed the ‘World’s Ugliest Woman’. It is very heart breaking to have such a feeling and even worse when people you expect to encourage and motivate you, instead insult and give advice of taking your own life. This happened to a lady named Lizzie Velasquez.
Lizzie Velasquez is a Texan born in San Antonio. She has a rare medical condition. Doctors had told her mother that she would not survive when she was born. ”They told us they had no idea how she could have survived,” she said. Her body does not have adipose tissue hence neither can she store energy, create muscle nor gain weight. Her weight is 60 pounds. This is because she has zero percent of body fat.
That’s nature. She never wished to be born that way just the way we never requested to be born the way we are. But people cannot stop talking. When she was in high school, she post a 8 sec video on Youtube. The repercussions were immense, she couldn’t take it. She had to delete the video but not before reading the comments.
The comments were life demeaning. They ranged from insults to being urged to commit suicide. Some viewers called her “it” while others refer to her as “monster”. She though managed to live through those trying times, and now she is a motivational speaker. She has graduated from college and written two books, “Lizzie Beautiful” was released in 2010 while “Be Beautiful, Be You,” was published this month.
She is an achiever by all standards. She is only disappointed by one thing, ”The stares are what I’m really dealing with in public right now,” she told Dr. Drew Pinsky. ”But I think I’m getting to the point where… instead of sitting by and watching people judge me, I’m starting to want to go up to these people and introduce myself or give them my card and say, ‘Hi, I’m Lizzie. Maybe you should stop staring and start learning’.”
Despite man-made setbacks, Lizzie Velasquez is positive with life. ”I feel really glad that I don’t look like the celebrities out there that are so beautiful,” she said to Dr. Drew. “There’s a lot of stereotypes attached to that.” Not looking like models on front covers of magazines “gives people the opportunity to know you personally,” she explains. “If they’re willing to take that extra step they’ll get to know the person you really are.”
“I’m human, and of course these things are going to hurt,” Lizzie said. “Their judgements of me isn’t who I am, and I’m not going to let these things define me.”
Instead of focusing on negative attitude of some people, Lizzie has decided to accomplish her goals in life. ”I didn’t sink down to their level,” she wrote in a follow-up video on Youtube the previous year. “Instead, I got my revenge through my accomplishments and determination. In the battle between the ‘World’s Ugliest Woman’ video vs. me, I think I won.”
This is a very touching story. I hope you have also been touched in a positive way.