While Lizzie Velazquez may appear differnet on the outsdie, her inspiring and motivating words have the power to distract anyone looking at her. This 24 year old student, motivational speaker, and author suffers from one of the rarest conditions that permits her from gaining weight. As a very young girl, Lizzie was made fun of, and told that she was the “ugliest girl in the world.” While at first this hurt, she used these horrific words to her benefit, leading her to a very successful life with a great journey ahead of her.
Niki Freed is a second year student at the University of California, Santa Barbara studying Communication and Art History, and hopes to pursue a minor in Professional Writing: Multi Media Writing her senior year. After graduation, Niki plans on working as a visual communicator or a journalist. Even more, living a healthy life style is very important to Niki. She loves to exercise, especially hiking, swimming, cycling, running, and kick boxing. Also, maintaining a healthy and nutritious diet is extremely essential to her. In Niki's free time she enjoys endless hours at the beach, traveling, shopping, "Friends," going to the movies, and spending time with family and friends.