Sheyla

By Sheyla

LifeBuzz Staff

Being Labeled ‘World’s Ugliest Woman’ Changed Her Life In Surprising Ways.

When she was 17 years old, she was scrolling through YouTube looking for music videos.

Accidentally, she came across a video of her being dubbed "ugliest woman in the world."

When she was 17 years old, she was scrolling through YouTube looking for music videos.

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"I felt like someone was putting a fist through the computer screen and physically punching me. I bawled my eyes out," she admits.

She said the video had four million views and the comments sections were filled with people mocking her further.

"I felt like someone was putting a fist through the computer screen and physically punching me. I bawled my eyes out," she admits.

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Rather than hide, Lizzie moved on with her life. She graduated from Texas State University, majoring in communications.

In 2013, she participated in a TEDx talk in Austin. Her video went viral.

Rather than hide, Lizzie moved on with her life. She graduated from Texas State University, majoring in communications.

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She co-wrote a book with her mother titled Lizzie Beautiful: The Lizzie Velásquez Story. She followed it up with two more books Be Beautiful, Be You and Choosing Happiness.

A documentary of her life was released in 2015, A Brave Heart: The Lizzie Velásquez Story.

She co-wrote a book with her mother titled Lizzie Beautiful: The Lizzie Velásquez Story. She followed it up with two more books Be Beautiful, Be You and Choosing Happiness.

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Still, there are still memes of her that are meant to be hurtful and shaming. Although, she is fighting back.

"No matter what we look like or what size we are, at the end of the day we are all human. I ask that you keep that in mind the next time you see a viral meme of a random stranger. At the time you might find it hilarious but the human in the photo is probably feeling the exact opposite. Spread love not hurtful words via a screen," she pleads with people.

Still, there are still memes of her that are meant to be hurtful and shaming. Although, she is fighting back.

Lizzie Velasquez / Facebook

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