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A motivational speaker dubbed “the world’s ugliest woman” has revealed how she’d love to give the person who labelled her “a big hug”.
According to the Daily Mail, Lizzie Velasquez, 28, from Austin, Texas, found a video on YouTube when she was 17 in which someone made the hurtful comment, but said she’s come to see it as a “blessing”.
“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,” she told today’s Good Morning Britain.
“We’re all put on this Earth for a reason. I’ve realised we’re all put on this earth for a reason. Luckily I was able to take the path of positivity and turn my awful situation into something that was a lot nicer.”The activist has rare Marfanoid progeroid lipodystrophy syndrome, a rare genetic disorder that gives her an aged appearance. It affects her face, muscle tone, brain, heart, eyes, and bones, and also prevents her from gaining body fat meaning she weighs just 29kg.
Her TED Talk, How Do You Define Yourself, has had more than 54 million views, and she’s made a documentary about her life and success as a motivational speaker.