The "World’s Ugliest Woman" Is Far From Ugly

Bullying can’t stop this beautiful woman.

Meet motivational speaker and author Lizzie Velasquez. Diagnosed with a rare genetic disorder that keeps Velasquez from gaining weight, she has only weighed around 64 pounds for the majority of her life. During her high school years, Velasquez found a video on YouTube naming her the “World’s Ugliest Woman.” The clip had over 4 million hits. A recent Communications major graduate from Texas State University in San Marcos, TX, the 24-year-old Austin native shared her story at TedX Austin Women in December of 2013. The following video is from that event.

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