"The World's Ugliest Woman" Has Her Cake and Eats It Too
Have you ever wished you could eat anything you want and not gain weight? I definitely did - I wrote an entire comic about it. I thought of it as a superpower, not knowing it’s a rare, genetic ailment that actually exists.
Lizzie Velasquez has this syndrome - only one of three people born with it - and has never weighed more than 64 pounds. She found a viral video of herself online calling her “The World’s Ugliest Woman” and has responded by becoming a motivational speaker and author.
In this TED Talk, it becomes abundantly clear how beautiful Lizzie really is. We could all learn a lot about the power of choice and inner strength from her.