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How might you respond if one fine day you went on YouTube, clicked a video titled "The World's Ugliest Woman," and saw your own face gazing back at you? Strange right? But this is a true story.

This story is of Mexican-American girl Lizzie Velasquez, who conquered the worst of web and turned out to be inspirational role model for many.

Believed to be a type of Neonatal Progeroid Syndrome the uncommon congenital disease with which she was born with. It likewise made her go blind in one eye and endure premature aging. When she was born doctor’s warned her parents saying she won't be able to talk, walk crawl, think, or do anything by herself. 

One fine day while casually browsing out music on-line, Velasquez stumbled upon the video that includes her image only after it had already garnered 4 million views. It absolutely was a devastating discovery. She was known as “The World’s Ugliest Woman” for the entire web to see. In an eight-second YouTube video, a then-17-year-old Lizzie Velasquez was thrown to the vultures of the web and was ravaged with brutal comments. “Kill it with fire,” one comment spat. “The world would be a better place without you in it,” fired another.

"Am I going to let the people who called me a monster characterize me? Am I going to let the people who said 'Kill it with fire' characterize me?" she said. "No. I’m going to let my achievements, my goals and my success be the things that characterize me. Not my external appearance."- said Lizzie. 

To battle bullying and demonstrate to others how to be comfortable in their own particular skin, Velasquez chose to begin her own particular YouTube channel. It was a battle technique that left her vulnerable, beyond any doubt, however it was one she thought was completely necessary. She was going to own her story. Since then, her essence has expanded universally. She is now a motivational speaker and published author, but at the same time she's the focus of the 2015 documentary, A Brave Heart: The Lizzie Velasquez Story. "All I know is being knocked down and getting back up," she says in the trailer. "I'm not going to go away until they listen." 

This documentary is another dream that I never knew I had, "It has not been an easy journey at all, but rather I generally say there are three things that have gotten me to where I am today: My faith, my family and my friends. I know there is still a lot of work to do, but I simply need to embrace each and every individual who's revitalized around me, who has bolstered this project and helped spread the word. It has really been an excellent thing."- says Lizzie.

She turned her weakness into her strength. The same youtube which once had video of her with nasty comments is now filled with inspirational videos of her encouraging millions of people around the world. 

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Shraddha Jumani