Bullies Called her the Ugliest Girl in the World. Here’s how she Changed their Minds
Lizzie Velasquez was once called the ugliest girl in the world and somehow she turned all that around helping others and fighting bullying.
At 26, Lizzie Velasquez only weighs 63 pounds. She suffers from an unknown condition that doesn't allow her to gain weight. Her looks are quite shocking when you see her for the first time. So much so that she experienced bullying the first day of kindergarten and it didn't stop until she made a viral video about her life and the bullying she has endured. Lizzie was 17 when she found a Youtube video with 4 million views calling her the ugliest girl in the world. Can you imagine that? Especially at 17 when most girls are feeling their most vulnerable. Ironically, Youtube the same vessel that could've destroyed her; resurrected her, giving her strength against her bullies. She even lobbied for the first ever anti-bullying law in the country. Here's the video she made...
Now there is a documentary called "A Brave Heart" coming out and it's all about Lizzie. If you have ever been bullied or perhaps you were behind the bullying, this is a must see. here's a clip from the new piece.