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Lizzie Velasquez is one of three known people in the world who suffers from a rare syndrome, which prevents her from gaining weight and has caused blindness in her right eye. But the 24-year-old consistently redefines what it means to be beautiful.
When Velasquez was in high school, she discovered a video of herself on YouTube that was titled "World's Ugliest Woman." It had garnered millions of views.
She had to decide in that moment whether or not she would let these cyberbullies define her.
With the support of family, Velasquez found the strength to channel the hatred into motivation and to rise above the cruelty. At a TEDX talk in Austin last month, she told viewers how she resolved to take charge of her life by killing the negativity with ambition, and by defining herself on her own terms.