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She Was Dubbed ‘The Ugliest Woman In The World’. Now She’s a Global Inspiration!

Named as the ‘ugliest’ but She is her own kind of BEAUTIFUL.

‘Beauty is only skin deep.’ True to the words of Sir Thomas Overbury in his poem ‘A Wife,’ another remarkable story teaches us that character is more important than physical beauty and Lizzie Velasquez is here to enlighten us.

Velasquez was dubbed as ‘The World’s Ugliest Woman’ in the internet when she was 17 years old which made her an online sensation. She was born with two rare conditions,  ‘Marfan syndrome’ and ‘Lipodystrophy.’ She is not able to gain weight no matter what she eats. At 26, she only weighs 60 lbs or 27 kg. She is blind in one eye while the other is visually impaired. Velasquez was 17 when she stumbled upon a YouTube video of herself named as ‘The Ugliest Woman in the World.’

‘I was shocked,’ Velasquez recalls, ‘but it wasn’t until I started to read the comments that my stomach really sank.’

‘Why would her parents keep her?!’ says one comment, ‘kill it with fire’ says another. She was devastated and cried for many nights.

‘When I was a teenager I would look in the mirror and wish I could wash away my syndrome,’ she says. ‘I hated it because it caused so much pain in my life. Being a 13-year-old girl who is constantly picked on is unbearable.’

It was these things that hurt her including the unconditional love and acceptance from her family that motivated her to keep going. She decided to make a change, made her own YouTube channel and build a career as a motivational speaker teaching others to be confident about themselves. Her TED talk in 2013 entitled ‘How do you define yourself?’ has over 7 million views as of this writing.

Check out the heartwarming video:

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Credits: Lizzie Velasquez

On March 14th, she left people in awe once again as her story premiered and hit the big screen entitled, Brave Heart: The Lizzie Velasquez Story. The director of the film  Sara Hirsh Bordo says that ‘it is not only about Velasquez’s story but for everyone who has been bullied.’

Watch the inspiring trailer of her film:

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Beyond the physical attributes of a person, Velasquez is the epitome of what real beauty means. Hats off!

Credits: The Lizzie Project

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This Mother Did Not Receive Formal Education. How She ‘Taught’ Her Child? Amazing!

Let your children learn through their own experiences.

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Children view adults as mentors. How an adult acts and reacts to life situations can greatly influence a child's identity. We can all be considered teachers in the eyes of a child, as we share basic information that can help increase their knowledge.

However, the children today are more advanced, maybe because they now have access to unlimited information that are just one click away. But there is more to life that needs to be learned- things that only experience can teach, experiences that can help children become wiser.

This inspiring video depicts the difference between wisdom and knowledge. A simple yet powerful story that is clearly and cleverly presented. It is a story about a mother, her daughter...and a pineapple.

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The Last Time This Family had a Girl was 200 Years Ago. Finally, This Little Angel was Born!

The Lawrie family has had plenty of children for five generations, yet all of these young ones were boys.

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The Lawrie family has had plenty of children for five generations, yet all of these young ones were boys.

Did you know that the last time they had a girl was back in 1809, the year famous people such as Charles Darwin, Abraham Lincoln, and Edgar Allan Poe were born! Yep. That’s a long, long, long, long time ago!

So, when Mark married his sweetheart Hannah, he warned her to not wish for a girl because the family hasn’t had any luck in that department for over 200 years. Still, Hannah thought it would be quite nice to have a princess in the family, especially in one that hasn’t seen pink for too long.

The little princess with her older brothers

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After First Husband Called Her “Fat and Ugly”… She Lost Weight and Married a New Guy!

She looked stunning but only two years ago, her first husband called her fat and ugly.

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After a falling out with her first husband who called her “fat and ugly” for weighing 13st 8lbs (190 lbs), Liz Kerslake decided she’s had enough of his bullying. She broke up with him.

While in the process of getting divorced from her first husband, she met and fell in love with Nick. Despite her weight, he loved her unconditionally. Nick never called her fat and ugly.

Perhaps as a reward to Nick and to boost confidence in herself, Liz went on a diet and enrolled in a weight loss program. Her determination was so great that she dropped 10 dress sizes and soon weighed only 8.5st (119 lbs)!

Her first husband called her "fat and ugly"

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