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Lizzie Velasquez

Non-Fiction Author

#4580 Most Popular
BIRTH PLACE Austin, TX
FULL NAME Lizzie Velasquez
DATE OF BIRTH March 13, 1989
DATE OF SIGN Pisces

About

American nonfiction writer whose works include a 2010 autobiography and a 2012 motivational work entitled Be Beautiful, Be You. She became famous for being one of only a handful of people in the world to suffer from an unnamed condition that resulted in her having no body fat whatsoever.

Before Fame

A motivational speaker, she became known for her anti-bullying activism.

Trivia

She attended Texas State University.

Family Life

She and her two younger siblings were born in Austin, Texas to Guadalupe and Rita Velasquez.

Associated With

Her mysterious disease shared several key characteristics with progeria, a condition resulting in premature aging and death that affected television documentary subject Sam Berns.