In just four days Velasquez's YouTube testimony video channel went from 40.8K to more than 1.4M subscribers.
By H. Nelson Goodson
January 9, 2014
Austin, Texas - Lizzie Velasquez, 24, of Austin is trying to grasp the reality that her YouTube video of her self testimony at a Texas Tedx Austin Women conference has sky rocketed and gone viral in just four days after she hit 40.8K views and today has reach more than 1.4M subscribers in her YouTube channel. In her Facebook account, Velasquez posted, "Over 1 Million views in 2 weeks! I am SPEECHLESS. Never in a million years would I think people from around the world would be inspired by the story of a tiny girl from Texas. I am humbled, I am grateful, and I am honored. :)"
Hispanic News Network U.S.A. (HNNUSA) on Monday broke the story that Velazquez had reached over 40.8K views and was hoping to reach at least 50K, but to her surprise, her amazing story just exploded and went viral touching countless lives and outpouring support from people all around the world.
Velasquez is a motivational speaker and author who mastered the ability to communicate her message by the YouTube channel and is also promoting the sale of her two books and is working on a third one. Her YouTube videos have gone viral on the social networks and Internet.
Velasquez has a rare condition that she can't gain weight or surpass her current weight of 60 pounds and eats snacks all day without worrying about any calorie intake. Velasquez and two other people share the same condition in the entire world. Their characteristics are different, but have the same eating disorder.
She is also blind in one eye, but that doesn't slow her down from becoming a successful role model for thousands of special needs children and people struggling in the country. Many special needs children have been inspired by her testimony and ability to turn negative vibes into positive conditions to improve her life. Her philosophy, everyone has the ability to succeed and over come negative barriers.
She was once labeled as the Ugliest Woman in the World by a male bully, but overcame that negative label and turned it to her advantage. The negative video drew 4 million views.
Since than, Velasquez with the support of her family, supporters and social network subscribers has reached three of her goals. She became a renown motivational speaker, is now writing her third book and graduated from Texas State University with a major in Communications.
Velasquez has become an amazing woman with the ability to reach thousands of people through FB, Twitter, YouTube and speaking engagements. Velasquez confirmed on Monday that she has been inundated with calls and requests to speak at events.
Those Velasquez YouTube subcribers can post comments on her videos and she also announced on Monday that she will pick someone to send them a copy of her books in celebration for reaching over 40.8K subscribers. Now, she is celebrating over 1.4 million subscribers.
Velasquez book titles include "Lizzie Beautiful" and "Be Beautiful, Be You" and they are also available in Spanish versions.
Lizzie Velasquez, a motivational speaker at link: http://youtu.be/c62Aqdlzvqk