‘WORLD’S UGLIEST WOMAN’: Makes Film Charting Her Transformation Into Anti-Bullying Champion

She’s proof beauty really is only skin deep.¬†Hats off to Lizzie Velasquez. This girl truly rocks.

Lizzie Velasquez has known the torment of being mocked by bullies from around the world.

As a 17-year-old surfing the web, she came across a video of herself on YouTube that described her as the ‘world’s ugliest woman’.

The devastated teenager spent days shutting herself from the world behind a wall of tears, thinking her life was over.

But now 26, the inspirational woman has hit back at the trolls with an anti-bullying documentary about her life, describing her battle with a rare condition which stops her putting on weight.

‘A Brave Heart: The Lizzie Velasquez Story’ premiers at the South by Southwest Film Festival in Austin, Texas, today.

The 78-minute film charts Lizzie’s inspiring path from cyber-bullying victim to anti-bullying activist.

Featuring details of Lizzie’s emotional and physical journey through the years, it follows her progress as she attempts to lobby the US government for the first federal anti-bullying Bill.

She was born with Marfan syndrome and lipodystrophy, which is a problem with the way fat is distributed in the body.

At only 5ft 2ins tall, Lizzie only weighs 58lbs – just over four stone.

‘All we had known all my life was that I had a syndrome which meant that I couldn’t gain weight.

Read more: Daily Mail

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