This 15-Year-Old Proves Size Doesn't Matter When You're a Ballerina
She's become an overnight internet sensation thanks to her unbelievable ballet skills and never-give-up attitude.
Lizzy Howell, a 15-year-old from Milford, Delaware, is taking over the internet with her incredible ballet dance moves. The young teen has recently gone viral for a video of her doing spins, proving that dancing is in fact for EVERY body. (Read: Beyoncé's Backup Dancer Started a Dance Company for Curvy Women)
Originally posted weeks ago, the video didn't gain attention until Twitter user @sailorfemme recently shared it to her account. Now, it has over 173,000 views on Instagram and has helped Lizzy become an internet sensation.
Lizzy has been dancing since she was five and trains four times a week. While she is trying to lose weight to better her health, she is proud to help change the stereotype that you have to be thin to practice ballet.
"'It shouldn't matter how much I weigh, the only thing that should matter is my passion for dance," she told The Daily Mail.
For years, she says she's been told she can't do what she loves because of her size, but that hasn't stopped her from getting out of her comfort zone and pursuing her dreams. To other people in her shoes, she offers some sound advice:
"You will have to work twice as hard for everything that everyone else gets, but it will be worth it in the long run to prove the 'haters' wrong. Do what you love and don't let any one stop you." As if we needed more reasons to fall in love with this girl.
Follow Lizzy on Instagram for more body-positive and inspirational posts.