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Lizzie Velasquez’s life was forever changed when she saw a YouTube video of herself titled, “The World’s Ugliest Woman.” Velasquez suffers from Marfan Syndrome and Lipodystrophy, a rare condition that makes it impossible for her to gain weight.

After watching the video—which had accrued about 4 million views by the time she stumbled upon it—she began an anti-bullying crusade that included motivational speaking and a documentary, which premiered earlier this year at the SXSW in Austin, Texas. She’s now taking her efforts to Washington.

Velasquez spoke to Nightline on Fusion about her journey to the Capitol and why she’s happier than she’s ever been.

'World's ugliest woman' is taking her anti-bullying campaign straight to Washington

Lizzie Velasquez’s life was forever changed when she saw a YouTube video of herself titled, “The World’s Ugliest Woman.” Velasquez suffers from Marfan Syndrome and Lipodystrophy, a rare condition that makes it impossible for her to gain weight.

After watching the video—which had accrued about 4 million views by the time she stumbled upon it—she began an anti-bullying crusade that included motivational speaking and a documentary, which premiered earlier this year at the SXSW in Austin, Texas. She’s now taking her efforts to Washington.

Velasquez spoke to Nightline on Fusion about her journey to the Capitol and why she’s happier than she’s ever been.

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