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Be Inspired: Beauty is in the eyes of the Beholder;Meet Lizzie Velasquez

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Hi guys,did you miss me ? 🙂 So I just want to share this Awesome story .
Meet this inspiring young lady called Lizzie Velasquez.

Lizzie Velasquez

Lizzie Velasquez

Lizzie Velasquez has been called “The World’s Ugliest Woman” by some people (especially online). Born with a medical condition so rare that just two other people in the world are thought to have it, Lizzie Velasquez has zero percent body fat and weighs just 60 pounds (27kg). She has no adipose tissue and cannot create muscle, store energy, or gain weight.

Lizzie Velasquez was born in San Antonio, Texas,four weeks premature and weighed just 2 pounds, 10 ounces(about 1.2kg).
Doctors warned her parents that their child would never be able to walk or talk, let alone live a normal life.

Her 45 year old mother Rita, told the Daily Mail in an interview:

“They told us they had no idea how she could have survived. We had to buy doll’s clothes from the toy store because baby clothes were too big.”

Her two younger siblings however, are not affected by the syndrome. Her internal organs, brain, and bones developed normally, though her body is tiny. Since she has no fatty tissue in which to store nutrients, she has to eat every 15 to 20 minutes to have enough energy to get through the day. One brown eye started clouding over when she was 4 years old, and now she’s blind in that eye and has only limited sight in the other. She is a survivor.

Lizzie Velasquez

Lizzie Velasquez

In the comments on YouTube,some viewers called her “it” and “monster” and encouraged her to kill herself.

However Lizzie Velasquez set four goals:
1)To become a motivational speaker
2)To publish a book, to graduate college,
3)To build a family and a career for herself.
Now 24 years old, she is a motivational speaker and has given more than 200 workshops on embracing uniqueness, dealing with bullies, and overcoming obstacles.
She has graduated from Texas State University with a major in communication studies and has two published books , “Lizzie Beautiful” and “Be Beautiful, Be You.

Once in an interview on CNN’s Headline News,she told Dr. Drew Pinsky.
” 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”.

I have to say she truly has a beautiful soul. Beauty isn’t just the skin,it goes much deeper than that. This story is also to show people with any medical issues that they can achieve their dreams,live a full life and have fun.


N.B: To all those who sit behind their computers and say horrible things to others online just know that your all really ignorant and very stupid.


  1. What a remarkable story, Audrina, thanks so much for sharing and inspiring us, as your readers…

  2. This is really motivating, and yes, you are right – i see no reason why people should sit their azz somewhere and say negative things to others but again we shouldn’t be calling anybody stupid either cos we can’t fight violence with violence. Beautiful and inspiring story, wish her all the best and thanks for posting this wonderful story.

  3. Seyi says:

    Omg. I am really touched by this story.

  4. Truly wonderful and inspirational, Audrina. She is the richer and we those who judge her are the poorer.

  5. Mammu says:

    So inspiring and beautiful story! We all need to read stories like that time to time to be grateful and to be try to be better and loving people! I just don’t understand why there are so many sick people saying awaful things to other people, probably that’s the only thing they do in their life, I feel kind of sorry for them while Lizzie is being amazing and actually doing things to be happy.

  6. Incredible tale of a brave woman – good for her! 🙂

  7. eternalcadence says:

    rightly said beauty lies in the eyes of the beholder 🙂 inspiring story..thanks for sharing 🙂

  8. […] Beauty is in the eyes of the Beholder; Meet Lizzie Velasquez ( […]

  9. ericaatje says:

    I always say: ‘Don’t judge a book by it’s cover.’
    I must stop complaining about my own looks and condition and just be happy what I do have and not what I don’t…
    Thanks for sharing this story!

  10. The Hook says:

    Wow, Talk about courage…
    An inspiring story – and life.

  11. LayonieJae says:

    Oh my gosh I am truly inspired!! xxxxx

  12. […] Beauty is in the eyes of the Beholder; Meet Lizzie Velasquez ( […]

  13. Hindie says:

    OMG, this girl is just amazing, i’ve lost my words! we just should think about her and her story when we start losing faith in life! she’s just an exemple for all of us! i just want to tell her: “i’ve so much respect for you! you’ve got the true beauty!” love this post so much! thank you fo sharing this with us!

  14. Madly by Zoxy says:

    A reblogué ceci sur Madly by Zoxy and commented:
    Just reblogging The amazing story of a young woman

  15. Reblogged this on Totally Inspired Mind-Where Positive Minds Congregate and commented:
    God bless Lizzie Valasquez and her triumphant spirit and resilient spirit and strength and for keeping on no matter what. Also those who made fun of her will get theirs in the end too for being so callous and immature and thoughtless. Reminds me of when I went to grade school and was diagnosed with epilepsy and no pills were working. Children can be cruel and make fun of anything and anyone they don’t understand. I would have thought adults would know better.
    Thank God Lizzie didn’t listen to the losers who said such horrible things about her. We never know what life is gonna dish out. Those people who laugh at her could be crippled in a car accident one day and in a wheel chair or mamed. We just don’t know. Keep on inspiring me and the world Lizzie!
    Paulette Le Pore Motzko

  16. One day they will realise what you have already found Lizzie. The love within. They do not yet understand true worth. Just follow your heart and that path will bring exactly that to you. Namaste

  17. kenyatta2009 says:

    Reblogged this on A Little Local Color.

  18. Serena says:

    This is so inspiring. I must always be grateful for all I have.

  19. […] a TED Talks appearance, Lizzie detailed her first experience entering school. She recalled it was Kindergarten. She arrived “decked out in a Pocahontas outfit and my […]

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