Today’s Fabulous Friday Female is Lizzie Velasquez

fabulous friday female lizzie velasquezThis week’s Fabulous Friday Female is Lizzie Velasquez.

Lizzie is a truly inspiring woman.  She was born without adipose tissue, which means that she has no body fat, so despite eating up to 60 small meals a day she weighs only 4.4 stone (28kg).

Add to this the fact that she’s blind in one eye and only partially sighted in the other.

Her condition is so rare that there are only 2 other known sufferers in the world, and the syndrome has yet to be diagnosed.

But rather than hide herself away from the world, Lizzie’s only desire in life is to inspire others to recognise the beauty they have by being themselves.  Lizzie does inspirational speaking and has authored two books “Be Beautiful, Be You” and “Lizzie Beautiful”…sharing her wisdom with others, helping them to recognise that beauty comes from the inside.

See Lizzie’s inspiring story here:

On her journey she has faced a lot of challenges, but she won’t let the stares of strangers or the cruel remarks of cyber bullies stop her fulfilling her life’s purpose of inspiring others.  At the end of last year Lizzie appeared on CNN to share in a beautifully vulnerable and real way how this affects her “Yes they do hurt, but their judgements of me isn’t who I am, and I’m not going to let those things define me” hearing her say “These people are going to keep talking about me, but I’m not going to let it hold me back” brought joy to my heart.

See her appearance on CNN here:

So today I would like you to join me in celebrating Lizzie, and the inspiration she’s spreading to others about what beauty is really all about.  She is such a gift…and if you ask me her beauty shines through like a bright beacon.

The best and most beautiful things in the world cannot be seen or even touched – they must be felt with the heart ~ Helen Keller


As you know, I would love to acknowledge, honour and celebrate the women who have inspired you as well. So if there is someone that you believe should feature as a Fabulous Friday Female, then send me an email ( with 3 simple details:

  • Who is your Fabulous Friday Female? (Her name and location in the world)
  • Why is she a Fabulous Friday Female to YOU? (How do you know her? What does she do? In what way is she inspiring?)
  • A photo or link to a picture of her online (if there is a reason that you would prefer not to include a photo, just let me know)

So help me to share with all of our lovely ladies the real women who inspire YOU. …and remember, as always, to Stay Fabulous too! Claire x

2 replies
  1. Phillip Johnson
    Phillip Johnson says:

    “if you ask me, her beauty shines through like a bright beacon”
    this implies you think she is ugly on the outside, which says a lot about you. Personally I think she is beautiful on the outside whether her personality shines or not.

    • Claire
      Claire says:

      Hi Phillip, If that’s what you understood from my comment, then I apologise…however I don’t think that she’s ugly at all. My perspective is that true beauty comes from the inside, regardless of the outer packaging. For me it comes from the heart, which is the reason I say it shines through like a bright beacon, from the heart inside to the world beyond. I’ve heard the same thing said about me in the past and did not take it to be a comment on how I look on the outside, rather that it’s who I am on the inside, at heart that’s being commented on…and felt very honoured and humbled by the compliment.


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