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."

"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.

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
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