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Activist Branded 'World's Ugliest Woman' Speaks Out About Vile Bullying

An activist dubbed the 'world's ugliest woman' appeared on Good Morning Britain to speak out about bullying.

When she was 17-year-old, motivational speaker Lizzie Velasquez, from Texas, discovered a YouTube video in which someone branded her with the vile label.

Lizzie has Marfanoid–progeroid–lipodystrophy syndrome, a rare genetic condition that prevents her from accumulating body fat and gaining weight - among other symptoms.

She said on this morning's show that while it was tough, she is thankful for the way her life was changed by that person.

The 28-year-old explained: "It was so hard, looking back on that time I probably blocked a lot of it out because I was so hurt and devastated but if I found out who that person was I'd probably give them a big hug for giving me one of the biggest unknown blessings I could have ever asked for."

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"We're all put on this Earth for a reason," she said.

A self-taught public speaker, Lizzie gives talks to people encouraging self-confidence on a regular basis.

In her new book 'Dare To Be Kind: How Extraordinary Compassion Can Transform Our World' she explains how we can all learn to accept parts of ourselves and others to create a more compassionate world.

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She added: "When I found that video I was 17 and a high school student trying to figure out what I was going to do when I graduated."

"I'm not going to let that define me."

Source: Mirror Online
Image Credit: ITV

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