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"A Brave Heart" Documentary on Lizzie Velasquez and Her Battle to be Accepted

Lizzie Velasquez

Lizzie Velasquez, a woman who was once named the “ugliest woman in the world,” proves that she is the most beautiful in the documentary “A Brave Heart: The Lizzie Velasquez Story.”​

Velasquez was born with a rare disorder that does not let her gain weight. She is only 62 pounds, causing the skin to hang from her bones.​

From bulling from kids at her school, from finding a YouTube video of herself named “Ugliest Woman in the World,” Velasquez hasn’t had an easy time dealing with other people who do not understand her condition. This was the inspiration for “A Brave Heart.” The documentary shows how Velasquez went from dealing with bullies and cyber bullies and how she inspires others to be positive, according to Fox News Latino.​

​After a TED X Talk in 2013, Velasquez gained a fan base and she started a YouTube channel that has over a half a million subscribers. Her mission is to help others to become more confidant in the skin that they are in.

​“A Brave Heart” is currently in theatres.

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