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'World's Ugliest Woman' Pursues Anti-Bullying Film
ABC News ^ | May 23, 2014 | By ENRIQUE LOPETEGUI

Posted on 05/23/2014 3:35:20 PM PDT by Oldeconomybuyer

In December 2013, she inspired millions with her TED Talk. Now Lizzie Velasquez, once called "the world's ugliest woman," hopes to reach an even-wider audience through an anti-bullying documentary about her story.

"I know what it is to be bullied and what is to be bullied online, and I want to be the protector of those who think it won't get better," said Velasquez, 25, who has a rare disease that makes it impossible for her to gain weight. She has never weighed more than 64 pounds and is blind in one eye

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1 posted on 05/23/2014 3:35:20 PM PDT by Oldeconomybuyer
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

I was expected (with great trepidation) to see a photo of Helen Thomas.


2 posted on 05/23/2014 3:37:01 PM PDT by rdl6989
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To: rdl6989

expecting not expected DOH!


3 posted on 05/23/2014 3:37:22 PM PDT by rdl6989
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

lol!


4 posted on 05/23/2014 3:41:04 PM PDT by RushIsMyTeddyBear (Great vid by ShorelineMike! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KOZjJk6nbD4&feature=plcp)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

I’ve seen uglier than that.


5 posted on 05/23/2014 3:42:57 PM PDT by Cicero (Marcus Tullius)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer
She is NOT the world's ugliest woman.

And as for her being "bullied," tough crap. Grow up and get over yourself.

6 posted on 05/23/2014 3:45:47 PM PDT by IronJack
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

Yeah, but Geddy can still put on a good show.


7 posted on 05/23/2014 3:45:53 PM PDT by Rastus
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

I’ve dated worse.


8 posted on 05/23/2014 3:47:14 PM PDT by Gamecock (#BringTheAdultsBackToDC)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer; All
Where's that Helen Thomas Picture?
(warning: close your eyes, If anyone posts it)
"If she swam in an ocean; Her living Bra, would commit suicide"

9 posted on 05/23/2014 3:47:54 PM PDT by skinkinthegrass (The end move in politics is always to pick up a gun..0'Bathhouse/"Rustler" Reid? d8-)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer
She is not ugly, she is ill.
There are some really ugly people in congress who have no such excuse.
They are ugly on the inside, all the way through.
Lizzie seems a nice person. That's more important than looks.

10 posted on 05/23/2014 3:48:35 PM PDT by BitWielder1 (Corporate Profits are better than Government Waste)
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To: Gamecock

Seriously, I’ve woken up with worse AND heavier.


11 posted on 05/23/2014 3:48:48 PM PDT by AppyPappy
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To: AppyPappy

Damn you! Stole my line! Me too!! Lol. It was still some good times!

Sailor + alcohol + last call and away we go!!


12 posted on 05/23/2014 3:50:05 PM PDT by ReaganÜberAlles (Remember, you can't spell "progressive" without "SS".)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer
Hideous beastie.

New Haven voters are sick

13 posted on 05/23/2014 3:51:07 PM PDT by Rome2000
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

The message should be simple for anyone. Choose to be a survivor and not a victim. Survivors pick themselves up, carry on and endure. Victims whine, want, and in most cases, demand special treatment.


14 posted on 05/23/2014 3:51:17 PM PDT by Jagdgewehr (It will take blood.)
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To: rdl6989
"with great trepidation"
same here...
(*experience* but, I got MY eyewash!)

15 posted on 05/23/2014 3:52:25 PM PDT by skinkinthegrass (The end move in politics is always to pick up a gun..0'Bathhouse/"Rustler" Reid? d8-)
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To: ReaganÜberAlles

When I was on liberty, there were guys who called that “hog hunting”.


16 posted on 05/23/2014 3:54:55 PM PDT by rlmorel ("A nation, despicable by its weakness, forfeits even the privilege of being neutral." A. Hamilton)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

Not the ugliest. I seen worse. Hell, I’ve DONE worse. She’s no Heidi Klum, I warrant.


17 posted on 05/23/2014 3:56:03 PM PDT by fhayek
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To: Cicero

Hell, Harry Reid is an uglier woman.


18 posted on 05/23/2014 3:56:41 PM PDT by SoCal Pubbie
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To: SoCal Pubbie

LOL and he’s a bully too.


19 posted on 05/23/2014 4:01:21 PM PDT by TigersEye ("No man left behind" is more than an Army Ranger credo it's the character of America.)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

She’s up there, but I’ve seen worse. Nearly all liberals, of course.


20 posted on 05/23/2014 4:01:47 PM PDT by Defiant (Let the Tea Party win, and we will declare peace on the American people and go home.)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

FDA approved antidote to Viagra.


21 posted on 05/23/2014 4:04:14 PM PDT by windsorknot
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To: rdl6989
I was expected (with great trepidation) to see a photo of Helen Thomas.

This lady is very attractive, when compared to Helen Thomas.

22 posted on 05/23/2014 4:05:47 PM PDT by Mark17 (Chicago Blackhawks: Stanley Cup champions 2010, 2013. Vietnam Vet 70-71 Msgt US Air Force, retired)
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To: skinkinthegrass

Disclaimer: The person posting this is not responsible for damage to eyes or computer monitors. Click at your own risk.

https://www.google.com/search?q=helen+thomas&client=firefox-a&hs=vuK&rls=org.mozilla:en-US:official&channel=sb&source=lnms&tbm=isch&sa=X&ei=GtR_U-2zIMKNqAbSxoL4BQ&ved=0CAkQ_AUoAg&biw=1249&bih=517


23 posted on 05/23/2014 4:06:09 PM PDT by rdl6989
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To: rlmorel

Ha haaa! I was in Rota, Spain. We called it: “Rota Rootin”

Ahhhh...memories.


24 posted on 05/23/2014 4:10:51 PM PDT by ReaganÜberAlles (Remember, you can't spell "progressive" without "SS".)
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To: rdl6989

Great, I peeked. Now where is some sulfuric acid to wash my eyes out with?!


25 posted on 05/23/2014 4:11:45 PM PDT by ReaganÜberAlles (Remember, you can't spell "progressive" without "SS".)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

You’d have to get up early in the morning to defeat Ms. DeLauro (I think that’s her name) for that title. That is one ugly broad.


26 posted on 05/23/2014 4:14:59 PM PDT by OldPossum ("It's" is the contraction of "it" and "is"; think about ITS implications.)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

The best post I have seen in years.


27 posted on 05/23/2014 4:16:48 PM PDT by billhilly (Its OK, the left hated Bush.)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer
Honorable Mention
28 posted on 05/23/2014 4:21:39 PM PDT by dontreadthis
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To: ReaganÜberAlles
I never to went ashore in Rota...only inchopped and outchopped there.

I did spend too much time in Naples, Italy, though.

Remember her?

29 posted on 05/23/2014 4:24:31 PM PDT by rlmorel ("A nation, despicable by its weakness, forfeits even the privilege of being neutral." A. Hamilton)
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To: OldPossum

You know what they say, “Beauty is only skin deep, but ugly goes all the way to the bone.”


30 posted on 05/23/2014 4:27:17 PM PDT by jstaff
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To: Gamecock

Thanks for taking one for the team...


31 posted on 05/23/2014 4:27:27 PM PDT by Delta Dawn (Fluent in two languages: English and cursive.)
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To: Delta Dawn

I have to apologize to everyone, I clicked on this thread thinking it was a Nancy Pelosi thread. My bad...


32 posted on 05/23/2014 4:30:40 PM PDT by Delta Dawn (Fluent in two languages: English and cursive.)
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To: rdl6989; seanmerc; All
OMG! (praying)
you are "bad man/person"
(nobody can have that much "eyewash")

33 posted on 05/23/2014 4:34:45 PM PDT by skinkinthegrass (The end move in politics is always to pick up a gun..0'Bathhouse/"Rustler" Reid? d8-)
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To: Gamecock

You must have been really, really desperate.


34 posted on 05/23/2014 4:37:34 PM PDT by Vinylly (?%)
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To: rlmorel

OMG! No!

Thank God alcohol has amnesiac properties!


35 posted on 05/23/2014 4:47:31 PM PDT by ReaganÜberAlles (Remember, you can't spell "progressive" without "SS".)
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To: ReaganÜberAlles

Two words: Humpty Dumpty!


36 posted on 05/23/2014 4:52:40 PM PDT by rlmorel ("A nation, despicable by its weakness, forfeits even the privilege of being neutral." A. Hamilton)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

I’m really surprised that the Camera lens survived after that photo was taken.

Rosa Delauro.The bag lady of the third Congressional district in Connecticut.I think she dresses the way she does to conceal from the Public that she and her husband are Multi-millionaires.


37 posted on 05/23/2014 4:58:56 PM PDT by puppypusher ( The World is going to the dogs.)
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To: IronJack
She is NOT the world's ugliest woman. And as for her being "bullied," tough crap. Grow up and get over yourself.

Did you read the article? She's courageous as hell, is fully "grown up" and over herself to the point that she can advertise what she knows people tried to shame her over in order to teach others to fight against abusers

If you lived up to your screen name, you would be respectful of her integrity and personal strength.

38 posted on 05/23/2014 5:13:50 PM PDT by Talisker (One who commands, must obey.)
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To: Cicero

At least I’ve never done uglier thant that!!!!


39 posted on 05/23/2014 5:19:13 PM PDT by ImJustAnotherOkie (zerogottago)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

She is not ugly. True Ugliness resides in the heart. There are some very very ugly people out there... and some of them may even be nice to look at on the outside. I think we all have at least one ex- that is among the ugliest possible.


40 posted on 05/23/2014 5:25:22 PM PDT by Teacher317 (We have now sunk to a depth at which restatement of the obvious is the first duty of intelligent men)
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To: Teacher317

No she is not, as another Freeper said she has an illness. This thread was not posted to be critical of this young lady.


41 posted on 05/23/2014 5:48:37 PM PDT by Oldeconomybuyer (The problem with socialism is that you eventually run out of other people's money.)
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To: rlmorel

In my old days on the road with a band, our soundman referred to it as “plowing the sow”...


42 posted on 05/23/2014 5:58:56 PM PDT by CTyank
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To: AppyPappy

It’s called the soyote syndrome...

You’d chew your own arm off to avoid waking her up...


43 posted on 05/23/2014 6:00:35 PM PDT by CTyank
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To: CTyank

Sheesh... coyote...


44 posted on 05/23/2014 6:01:22 PM PDT by CTyank
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To: jstaff

I’ve never understood that saying.


45 posted on 05/23/2014 7:53:53 PM PDT by crazycatlady
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To: All

Probably one of the worst things is well-meaning busybodies who assume that she’s in the last stages if anorexia because she’s so thin, when that isn’t her problem at all.


46 posted on 05/23/2014 7:58:27 PM PDT by crazycatlady
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To: CTyank

I was somewhat naive, and I had never seen guys act like that.

Two of them used to go out and take polaroids, bring them back and have people vote on which one bedded a more homely woman.

One guy was from Georgia, he did the whole country western thing, hat, boots, all of it.

The other guy was one of the most charming, funny and debauched people I knew. He was from Mississippi, had a constant wad in his mouth, had himself a preacher’s license.

One day as we were standing at the edge of one of the flight deck elevators, he looked over at me with his helmeted and goggled face and yelled “Watch This!”

He flashed me a grin where he had front tooth missing, then turned and squirted a big brown stream through that hole in his teeth. I watched as it fell, and left a big, brown streak on the back of a yellow shirt standing far below.

He turned to me laughing, flashed another toothless grin, and let go another jet. It hit its mark on the poor, unsuspecting yellow shirt below us.

I was simultaneously appalled, disgusted and highly amused. Can’t say I ever knew anyone like him.


47 posted on 05/23/2014 9:32:02 PM PDT by rlmorel ("A nation, despicable by its weakness, forfeits even the privilege of being neutral." A. Hamilton)
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To: crazycatlady
Heh, I saw this in a store near me...

48 posted on 05/23/2014 9:34:00 PM PDT by rlmorel ("A nation, despicable by its weakness, forfeits even the privilege of being neutral." A. Hamilton)
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To: Talisker
People insult other people. They pick out the differences, the perceived weaknesses of others and they exploit them, sometimes to boost their own egos, sometimes as a defense mechanism, sometimes legitimately -- if the target of their derision actually poses some kind of threat.

That is a fact. It has been around since at least Cain and Abel. It is painful, no doubt. But I challenge you to find anyone who hasn't been "bullied" in some way.

The modern-day fixation on it, and making its targets into pathetic victims sorely in need of officious intervention, is just another example of good intentions overriding common sense.

This lady survived being "bullied." Most others do too. And the ones that don't ... well, sadly, maybe that's nature's way of culling the herd.

This comes from a guy who had his share of being bullied as a youngster, and who has a son now who has been the "victim" of some awfully cruel pranks himself.

49 posted on 05/24/2014 11:12:12 AM PDT by IronJack
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To: IronJack

I’m not defending metrosexual feminization hypersensitivity. I just think this young woman has shown a lot of courage and is a good role model for others to learn to stand up for themselves. If she doesn’t impress you, that’s your business.


50 posted on 05/24/2014 2:23:08 PM PDT by Talisker (One who commands, must obey.)
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