World’s Ugliest Woman, Lizzie Becomes An Inspiration

Lizzie Velasquez

Sept 14, 2012 – World’s Ugliest Woman, Lizzie Becomes An Inspiration

One time world’s ugliest woman, Lizzie Velasquez has done the best for herself and others by turning her core weaknesses into strength through her determination and positive energy. naijagists.com

Lizzie Velasquez was born prematurely in the city of San Antonio in Texas, USA at 4 weeks. She weighed only 2 pounds & 10 ounces.

“They told us they had no idea how she could have survived,” Her mother 45 year old Rita told Daily mail

According to daily mail report,  doctors warned Rita and her husband, Lupe, that their oldest child would never be able to walk or talk, let alone live a normal life. (Her two younger siblings were not affected by the syndrome.)

When she was in high school, Lizzie Velasquez was dubbed ”The World’s Ugliest Woman.”

How World’s Ugliest Woman, Lizzie Turned Her Weaknesses Into Strength

In the midst of peer pressure and abuse, Lizzie sets 4 goals for herself:

  • To become a motivational speaker
  • To publish a book
  • To graduate college
  • To build a family and a career for herself.

A viewer who viewed her 8sec long Youtube video encouraged her to kill herself and called her a monster.

At age 23, Lizzie is now a motivational speaker for seven years and has given more than 200 workshops on embracing uniqueness, dealing with bullies, and overcoming obstacles. She’s a senior majoring in Communications at Texas State University in San Marcos, where she lives with her best friend. Her first book, “Lizzie Beautiful,” came out in 2010 and her second, ”Be Beautiful, Be You,”was published earlier this month.

“The stares are what I’m really dealing with in public right now,” she told Dr. Drew Pinsky in an interview on CNN’s Headline News this week. “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’.”

She has thrived. 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.

“Some days life doesn’t make sense,” she writes in “Be Beautiful, Be You.” “You just have to change what you can, ask for help and pray about the rest.”

She notes her triumphs and posts inspirational messages on Tumblr, and says that she’s learned to embrace the things that make her unique. Instead of trying to retaliate against people who have made her feel badly, she sets goals for herself and pushes herself to succeed in spite of the haters. She’s even reclaimed YouTube, video blogging about everything from bullying to hair-styling tips to staying positive.

“I feel really glad that I don’t look like the celebrities out there that are so beautiful,” she told Dr. Drew. “There’s a lot of stereotypes attached to that.” Not looking like a supermodel “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.”

Of course, the horrible comments left on that old YouTube video stung (the video has since been removed, but Velasquez says she read every single comment). Now, she says, she understands that they’re “just words.”

“I’m human, and of course these things are going to hurt,” she said. “Their judgements of me isn’t who I am, and I’m not going to let these things define me.”

“I didn’t sink down to their level,” she said in a follow-up video on YouTube last 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.”(Daily mail uk)

She’s indeed a brave woman.

40 thoughts on “World’s Ugliest Woman, Lizzie Becomes An Inspiration

  1. wow…she’s really an inspiration…..she has an hidden beauty which surpasses d visible flesh…..may God b wit her

  2. God created everyone the way He want. No one has any ideal of how he’s going to look like when coming into the world. So to me, there is no most urgly niether the most beautiful but everyone is just what he is. Just be yourself, that is what God want you to be.

  3. I BELIEVE GOD CREATED THIS LADY FOR A SPECIAL PURPOSE, SOME OF WHICH SHE HAS SUCCEEDED DOING. PERSONALLY, I SEE HER AS A SUPER HUMAN BEING. SHE IS A MOTIVATOR, TEACHER, INSPIRATION AND A WONDER. i HAVE LEARNT MANY LESSONS FROM THE LITTLE I HAVE READ OF HER, AND THE GREATEST IS: GOD IS WONDERFUL AND MAGNIFICENT. HE CAN MAKE THE SMALLEST THE GREATEST. LIZZIE, I AM VERY PROUD OF YOU.

  4. be yourself, no matter what………..stay blessed Lizzie! God loves you and has created you in His own Image and Likness. one love

  5. Evry thing happens for a reason. I think she shuld take hrt although its nt easy 2 face the world,bt she her to.

  6. U did nt create ur slf,God created u n his 4 a purpose n 4 wonders,u are wot u are by d creator.God loves u n i love u 2.am so proud of u gal.

  7. Lizzie am so proud of you. You're an inspiration to me. I mus to confess I do nag about my physique now because of you, I will give more glory to God. Thanks for inspiring me and to your HATERS let them go to hell. People you should learn to be sensitive to other peoples' emotion.

  8. D best beauty is within &left 4me u re beautiful,u have touch my life wat d world beautiful woman culd nt do u av done so 2pple.i’m proud of u 4u r a perfect image of God

  9. God love u and he as created u in his own image.he as given u an inner beauty,dont feel bad about wht pple talk or say about u.belive in youself and smile about everything.

  10. Lizzie, allow no one to make you feel bad, whatever you are its it's between you and your creator our God, stay positive and make yourself happy , love you

  11. she is a great person created for a purpose. to me she is better than all these celebrities whose upstairs are empty. Imagine havin many books to her credits

  12. God is realy 1daful, no 1 was born empty. God knws y she wz created dat. May if she wz created beautiful, she could hv been a threat 2 d world and wil neva do anything positive. Thank u jesus 4 her life

  13. Lizzie is now my biggest inspiration! I read both her Beautiful books, and they were so inspiring! I wish one day I can meet my biggest inspiration!!!!!!!!

  14. It is not abt wat pple say or think,but abt wat God says abt u. So let evryman be a liar and let God say d truth. U r special Lizzy.

  15. i feel bad for her why did people call her this she is not ugly she is the prettiest girl in the world <3

  16. Be like no one,there is no limit to what you can achieve,ah believe u lady,u are indeed a fountain and an inspirator to MANY.WE LOVE U LIZZIE.

  17. Chineke..I for no look o..how man go sleep no go get bad nightmare this night now…Chisus..

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