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World's Ugliest Woman
theblaze.com ^ | May 15, 2012 | Erica Ritz

Posted on 09/13/2012 9:59:47 PM PDT by rawhide

She made her national debut on Maury in 2009, and a YouTube clip grabbed from the show titled “Most Ugly Woman in the World” has garnered almost 5 million hits.

It probably doesn’t help that CBS, the New York Daily News, the Telegraph, and even the German Der Spiegel all equally sensationalized her as “the girl who must eat every 15 minutes to survive” or “doctors baffled by world’s thinnest woman.”

At 23, doctors think Lizzie Velasquez has a form of the rare neonatal progeroid syndrome, which accelerates her aging and makes it almost impossible to gain weight. Blind in one eye, indeed, she does have to eat between 5,000 and 8,000 calories a day, and has never been more than 62 pounds, according to reports.

And born at just 2lbs and 10 oz, doctors say it’s a miracle she even survived. According to her mother, the doctors also warned it was possible that Velasquez would never walk, would never be able to eat on her own, and even encouraged the mother to reconsider having any more children. But, to everyone’s astonishment, Velasquez grew, healthy brothers and sisters were born, and her parents never treated her any differently than the others.

But she realized how different she was when she entered school. She recalled: “I was called skinny bones, that was a really big one…grandma, because a lot of people told me I looked really old. Um, pork chop legs?”

Someone emailed her: “Hi Lizzie, I was just looking at your picture and you are very ugly. How are you a cheerleader?”

(Excerpt) Read more at theblaze.com ...


TOPICS: Miscellaneous; Society
KEYWORDS: ugliest; woman; worlds
Video link: http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=VoVuziEy5qI


1 posted on 09/13/2012 9:59:55 PM PDT by rawhide
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To: rawhide

She is beautiful to me, because of what she has inside of her.


2 posted on 09/13/2012 10:01:21 PM PDT by rawhide
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To: rawhide

She’s a doll compared to Helen Thomas.


3 posted on 09/13/2012 10:01:36 PM PDT by smoothsailing
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To: rawhide
No body fat. What a cross to bear. I hope no one here makes any dumbass remarks about her. The Daily Mail has a good article too.

I wonder if she gets cold easily, or if her overdrive metabolism makes up for it.
4 posted on 09/13/2012 10:05:18 PM PDT by verum ago (Be a bastard, and Karma'll be a bitch.)
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To: smoothsailing

Or compared to the Wookie.


5 posted on 09/13/2012 10:05:22 PM PDT by doorgunner69
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To: smoothsailing
Not even close. The winnah is...


6 posted on 09/13/2012 10:05:52 PM PDT by expat1000
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To: rawhide
“My faith, my family, and my friends are the three things that have gotten me where I am today, and have definitely been a huge part in my turning point in making me realize that I need to be positive about this,” she explained.

The ugly ones are those who would insult this strong and courageous woman.

7 posted on 09/13/2012 10:06:18 PM PDT by Charles Henrickson
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To: rawhide
This lady puts b*# ugly on the map:


8 posted on 09/13/2012 10:07:37 PM PDT by Slyfox
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To: rawhide

Likewise, some people are ugly on the inside, like the people that are trying to drive this woman to suicide by endlessly attacking her ego. I’d like to see a karmic pitbull rip the faces off such people.


9 posted on 09/13/2012 10:07:55 PM PDT by RC one
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To: rawhide

Inspirational family.


10 posted on 09/13/2012 10:08:21 PM PDT by mylife (The Roar Of The Masses Could Be Farts)
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To: expat1000

I thought this was the face that would appear. What a hag. Helen Thomas is like Satan incarnate.


11 posted on 09/13/2012 10:08:50 PM PDT by Viennacon
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To: rawhide

I’ve seen uglier.

Ever been to a NOW convention?


12 posted on 09/13/2012 10:10:18 PM PDT by bimboeruption (Clinging to my Bible and my HK.)
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To: verum ago

You are right! The Daily Mail has a very goo article with many more pictures. Thanks. http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2202512/Worlds-ugliest-woman-Lizzie-Velasquez-gives-courageous-interview.html?ICO=most_read_module


13 posted on 09/13/2012 10:12:50 PM PDT by rawhide
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My hat's off to her and I hope she gets her message out more. I know what it is like to be different and bullied, myself I was very slow socially and a typical nerd, it was so bad, I even had tests done when I was little. Most likely, from what I read in my reports, I would most likely be diagnosed with Asperger's Syndrome, I have a knack for things like space, astronomy, electronic, ham radio, etc. The point is that bullying should be dealt with and if it was up to me, if anyone bullies her, I'd volunteer them a knuckle sandwich in return.

God Bless her.

P.S. - it is what is inside that counts.
14 posted on 09/13/2012 10:15:03 PM PDT by Nowhere Man (June 28th, 2012, the Day America Jumped The Shark.)
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To: Slyfox

Why does Michelle 0bama have so much hair on her forehead??? Has that always been there? Does she sometimes get it waxed or something?

Not trying to be mean, but I’ve never noticed that before. That picture really accentuates it.


15 posted on 09/13/2012 10:18:34 PM PDT by Two Kids' Dad
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To: rawhide

God loves her


16 posted on 09/13/2012 10:22:29 PM PDT by PGR88
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To: bimboeruption

please, nobody post those Hillary pics!


17 posted on 09/13/2012 10:24:12 PM PDT by bigbob
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To: rawhide
“I would never change it,” she said, “because all the opportunities, all the lives I’m being able to touch right now, I don‘t feel like I’d be able to do that, if I didn’t look the way I did.”

She's not ugly, she's an inspiration.

18 posted on 09/13/2012 10:40:58 PM PDT by TChad
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To: expat1000
I saw the pic with Helen Thomas and thought I'd provide an emergency eyewash station...


19 posted on 09/13/2012 10:54:15 PM PDT by Tuanedge
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To: TChad

There is a greatness in her soul.


20 posted on 09/13/2012 11:02:55 PM PDT by ArmyTeach (Our liberties, we prize and our rights we will maintain ... USS Iowa BB 61)
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To: Tuanedge

You just knew that pic was coming


21 posted on 09/13/2012 11:08:40 PM PDT by gunsequalfreedom (Conservative is not a label of convenience. It is a guide to your actions.)
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To: rawhide

why do we need to make fun of poor people with these awful medical conditions?...its bad enough that we live in a Lookism world, but now we go after the disabled?....


22 posted on 09/13/2012 11:15:14 PM PDT by cherry
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To: Viennacon

I dunno, Hillary is making me want to get a face lift, I don’t ever want to end up looking like that.


23 posted on 09/13/2012 11:26:45 PM PDT by hulagirl (Mother Theresa was right)
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To: Tuanedge

Yeah. Wow! Nice... Whew!


24 posted on 09/13/2012 11:31:56 PM PDT by expat1000
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To: Two Kids' Dad
Why does Michelle 0bama have so much hair on her forehead??? Has that always been there? Does she sometimes get it waxed or something?

Not trying to be mean, but I’ve never noticed that before. That picture really accentuates it.

Nah, instead of waxing, she just rips the barbecue sauce off after it cools and dries up.

25 posted on 09/13/2012 11:35:01 PM PDT by BerryDingle (I know how to deal with communists, I still wear their scars on my back from Hollywood-Ronald Reagan)
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To: Tuanedge

Some FReepers use Catherine Zeta Jones to "unsee" that which can't be "unseen".

27 posted on 09/13/2012 11:44:42 PM PDT by BerryDingle (I know how to deal with communists, I still wear their scars on my back from Hollywood-Ronald Reagan)
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To: Tuanedge

Thank Gawd. I thought all of hell had landed on my iris...


28 posted on 09/13/2012 11:45:42 PM PDT by Vendome (Don't take life so seriously, you won't live through it anyway)
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To: Slyfox

that picture reminds me instantly of the Grinch...not the cartoon, but the movie with Johnny Depp....incredible likeness...high eyebrows, snarling face...


29 posted on 09/13/2012 11:47:16 PM PDT by cherry
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To: rawhide

She’s cuter than the Bitch of State!


30 posted on 09/13/2012 11:47:48 PM PDT by cynwoody
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To: expat1000

31 posted on 09/14/2012 12:51:33 AM PDT by packrat35 (Admit it! We are almost ready to be called a police state!)
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To: BerryDingle

32 posted on 09/14/2012 12:53:32 AM PDT by packrat35 (Admit it! We are almost ready to be called a police state!)
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To: BerryDingle

It works for me!!!


33 posted on 09/14/2012 1:32:37 AM PDT by OldEagle
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To: Tuanedge

Hey, where’d you get that picture of the girl I dumped?


34 posted on 09/14/2012 1:52:34 AM PDT by Lancey Howard
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To: expat1000
A new winner...


35 posted on 09/14/2012 2:50:20 AM PDT by raybbr (People who still support Obama are either a Marxist or a moron.)
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To: Tuanedge

Thank you!!!


36 posted on 09/14/2012 4:44:48 AM PDT by grb
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To: rawhide
Professor Garg and his team now believe Miss Velasquez may have a form of Neonatal Progeroid Syndrome (NPS), which causes accelerated ageing, fat loss from the face and body, and tissue degeneration. People with PRS often have triangular and prematurely aged faces with a pointy nose.

She has a congenital illness.

37 posted on 09/14/2012 5:54:07 AM PDT by Uncle Chip
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To: raybbr


38 posted on 09/14/2012 6:08:26 AM PDT by ArrogantBustard (Western Civilization is Aborting, Buggering, and Contracepting itself out of existence.)
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To: BerryDingle

LOL- what is she eating? Dog Ribs?


39 posted on 09/14/2012 8:11:59 AM PDT by chicken head
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