Inspiring Women | “World’s Ugliest Woman” Lizzie Velasquez

As a model we get paid because of our looks and we are the ones that define beauty. Nevertheless, I am sure there are things about your looks you worry about: too much thigh fat, a zit on the forehead, frizzy hair, dry skin …
I definitely don’t want to tell you that you don’t have the right to complain about your looks. All I want is you to watch inspiring woman Lizzie Valesquez’s TedX talk.

Lizzie (25) has a syndrome that prevents her from gaining weight. She has never weighted more than just 46 lbs. 

Lizzie was once labeled as the “world’s ugliest woman” in a YouTube video that went viral. The video got thousands of views and comments that said she’s a monster and should put a gun to her head. 

Lizzie:

Yes, I look different, but I won’t let that define me. 

I started realizing: am I gonna let people that call me a monster define me? No. Not the fact that I look different, my goals and my success, not my outer appearance. 

I am gonna use the negative things to turn them into something positive. I wanted to write  a book, be a motivational speaker, graduate college and I did all.

Lizzie’s response to the video: she turned things around and created her own definitions of what she defines as beauty and happiness.

 

Lizzie Valesque
Lizzie Velasquez – once labeled “The Worlds Ugliest Woman” – decided to turn things around and create her own definitions of what she defines as beauty and happiness.

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Hoi! Ik ben Angela; meisje-van-30-en-nog-iets, vrouw van, mama van een dreumesjongen en een nu ECHTE #fitchick. Model, diginerd, foto- & filmhobbyist. Van origine MSc in Communicatie gespecialiseerd in gezondheidsvoorlichting. 'Great' staat niet voor schoonheidsidealen, maar voor alles waartoe ons oprecht prachtige lijf en mind in staat zijn. Op deze blog schrijf ik over alles wat ik het delen waard vind. Ga je gang en kijk lekker rond. Aarzel niet om jouw mening of reactie te delen onder mijn blogs; vind ik alleen maar leuk!

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