Meet world's ugliest woman Lizzie Velasquez as she spreads self love

- 10/20/2016
Just ask the young lady Lizzie who is dubbed world's ugliest woman: Do you have to be ugly to be targeted and mocked online?
Lizzie Velasquez world's ugliest woman

In the fast paced, interconnected world we live in, internet trolls can target anyone—at least anyone crazy enough to be—human? These days, that's all it really takes to be targeted online negatively.

Bullied online since she was a teenager. At age 17, Lizzie Velásquez stumbled upon a YouTube video created by online bullies that dubbed her as the "World's Ugliest Woman." A few years later, Velásquez did her first TED Talk challenging beauty conventions as we know them.

Its been tough, but Lizzie didn't let all that abuse or the complexities of her condition change he views on life,self appreciation and beauty. Now 27, Velásquez has dedicated the last decade of her life to spreading self-love and acceptance through her YouTube channel, and motivational speaking engagements and books. What could be more beautiful than that?

Recently she spoke to Allure about what she thinks the true meaning of beauty is.

She has battled with a debilitating condition for years. AVelásquez is diagnosed with Neonatal Progeroid Syndrome as well as Marfan syndrome.

She is unable to gain or retain any weight, and must eat every 20 minutes in order to survive. Despite her hardships, Lizzie Velásquez has dedicated her life to making the world a more beautiful place for everyone—no matter what those dumb Internet trolls say.


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