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Everyone told her that she was the ugliest woman in the world. But she transformed the taunts into this

Everyone told her that she was the ugliest woman in the world. But she transformed the taunts into this

June 24, 2024

Lizzy Velásquez is an American woman who suffers a strange illness that only two more people in the world suffer from it. She is a cheerful, charming woman, with a big heart and a great capacity to love, but she has had to suffer all kinds of ridicule for not being physically graceful due to her illness.

Nowadays it is known worldwide for exposing to the world what it has had to suffer, and it has become popular for counting is one of those motivating stories that reach the bottom of the soul.

Who is Lizzy Velásquez

Lizzy Velásquez was born in Austin, Texas (United States) into a family of three sisters, of which she is the oldest. He was born prematurely at 8 months of gestation. At 23 years of age, her illness was recognized, just when she was going to graduate as a Communication Graduate .


Lizzy has used her knowledge in this area to bring to the world what she considers to be a fate: her illness. With an ironic tone, he gives lectures exposing his problem and telling how people have laughed at her.

To know a little more about it, you can view the video shown below.

Her illness

Lizzy suffers a rare disease, which only three people in the world (including her) suffer from. This pathology does not allow you to gain weight, and your body fat level remains at 0%. In fact, he has never weighed more than 30 kg. She is blind in the right eye and has limited vision in the other .

As for the physical aspect, it is similar to that of a person with Progeria and gives an image of an aged woman. According to reports, the doctors told his mother that he would not live much but his mood is such that he is still alive and kicking. Researchers at the Southeastern Medical Center at the University of Texas think their condition is similar to progeria but without attacking their bones, organs or teeth, and it is not hereditary.


An example for many

The curious thing about Lizzy's case is how she has managed to turn around the situation that she has had to live . Not only because of the consequences that this disease has for her at the organism level, but also how human beings can be so cruel and harmful with our comments and our attitude of rejection.

In one of her lectures, Lizze said that one day, while surfing the Internet, she came across a YouTube video in which she was named "the ugliest woman in the world". She, instead of bursting into tears as she tells it, recognizes that she is not an attractive woman and that many are unaware that her ugliness is part of her illness.

Her noble heart does not allow her to hold a grudge against those people who have used easy laughter to mock her, and in fact, she uses all her energy to encourage people with problems to accept the situation and enjoy this life that, although many Sometimes we forget, we can only enjoy once.


He takes his illness with humor

Lizzy, as a good communicator, knows that a sense of humor catches the audience, and in her lectures she makes funny moments to the public. Maybe the first time you see her (if you do not know her yet) feel sorry for her, but the reality is that she recognizes that it is a blessing to suffer her illness.

"With my illness I can eat everything I want (chips, hamburgers, chocolate) and never get fat," he says. In addition, he jokes that gyms should hire her as his image, because it can be used as a model to show that his workouts to lose weight work.

Much human beings have to learn from it, especially those who have laughed at their physical appearance.

The discrimination that the ugly have to endure ...

Unfortunately, we live in a world in which people who are attractive or unsuccessful are often forgotten and even mistreated. Being ugly can make a person live a series of obstacles in life and can make them suffer a series of discriminatory attitudes that have to endure, as in the case of Lizzy.

In fact, there are different types of discrimination, as you can see in our article "The 16 types of discrimination (and their causes)", and one of them is discrimination based on physical appearance.

But, What are the ugly discriminatory attitudes? In general, people who are considered ugly ...

  • They earn less money than the handsome ones, as stated in an investigation carried out by the University of California. According to the results, they earn 12% less on average than good looking individuals
  • They have fewer job opportunities. This is what concludes a study led by Ze'ev Shtudiner and Bradley J. Ruffle of Ariel University in Israel and the University of Ontario in Canada respectively.
  • They are more prone to bullying and mobbing.This was proven by researchers at Michigan State University and the University of Notre Dame (United States).
  • They are less remembered, says Michael Baker, of the American University of East Carolina, in his research published in the scientific journal Evolutionary Psychology.
  • They are seen as conversationalists and not as objects of desire, so they have fewer opportunities to flirt.
  • They receive less help, as many studies show, one of them published in the journal Frontiers in Neuroscience.
  • They go unnoticed in social events and tend to be in the background.
You can learn more about these discriminatory actions in our article: "The" ugly "people must endure these 8 discriminatory attitudes"

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