Thursday, September 13, 2012


'People should stop staring and start learning'
- Lizzie Velasquez was born without any adipose tissue, meaning she does not have body fat and cannot gain weight
- The 23-year-old reveals she has been bullied by strangers online
- Despite this she says she would not want to look like a beautiful celebrity
Dinner: Miss Velasquez says she has to eat high calorie food every 15-20 minutes to keep her energy level high

 Born this way: Miss Velasquez, aged two, (left) and pictured a couple of years ago, right. The university student has never weighed more than 4.3stone. She went blind in one eye aged four

Miss Velasquez with her supportive family, mother Rita, father Lupe, brother Chris and sister Marima. No one else in her family has the syndrome

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