Lynelle Cantwell Strikes Back: After Being Voted ‘Ugliest’ At School, Girl Becomes Internet Sensation
Lynelle Cantwell strikes back after being named the ugliest girl in her school. Via Facebook, Cantwell shared a lengthy post about self-worth and self-acceptance while telling the person, who created the poll that she feels sorry for her.
Lynelle Cantwell strikes back at the cyber bully, who created a poll to name her one of the ugliest girls at her high school. Cantwell is just a normal teenager, who loves reptiles, hanging out with friends, going to the beach, and enjoys school dances.
She also cares for her fellow humans because she was very active on social media asking others to remember the victims of the horrible Paris attacks and she works for a charity, The Gathering Place, which helps homeless people. However, this week, Cantwell became an overnight celebrity because of an evil prank.
A person launched a poll that named the Canadian teenager the “ugliest girl in year 12” at Holy Trinity High School. The high school student did not cry. Instead, she decided to hit back at the person, who came up with the anonymous online poll.
Miss Cantwell, from Newfoundland and Labrador, told the individual that she is aware that she is not a supermodel, and is certainly not the “ugliest girl” in the grade because she has a heart, a sense of humor, and she is accepting of others. The die-hard Justin Bieber fan wrote:
“To the person that made the ‘ugliest girls in grade 12 at hth (Holy Trinity High)’ ask.FM straw poll. I’m sorry that your life is so miserable that you have to try to bring others down. I know that I’m not the prettiest thing to look at. I know I have a double chin and I fit in XL clothes. I know I don’t have the perfect smile or the perfect face. But I’m sorry for you. Not myself.”
Cantwell went on to tell her tormentor that real beauty lives inside. She concluded by:
“I’m sorry that you’ll never get the chance to know the kind of person I am. I may not look okay on the outside. But I’m funny, nice, kind, down to earth, not judgmental, accepting, helpful, and I’m super easy to talk to. Just because we don’t look perfect on the outside does not mean we are ugly. If that’s your idea of ugly then I feel sorry for you.”
The post has gone viral with thousands of likes and comments from people all over the planet. She has been interviewed by countless media outlets and companies are flooding her with gifts. Andrew Hickey, the principal of Holy Trinity High School, issued a statement saying that they will address the incident. He stated:
“As a school staff we have addressed this matter with the student population and provided information to parents and guardians.”
This evening, Miss Cantwell returned to Facebook to thank all of her supporters. She shared:
“I want everyone to know i appreciate all of the gifts and the attention i have received. However, what we are fighting for is to give everyone a voice when it comes to bullying and to take the power back from the bully. Hopefully the attention i have received worldwide will help us to achieve this goal. I don’t want anyone to feel left out or powerless. Together we are all fighting for this same goal. Lets put a stop to bullying here and now.”
What are your thoughts on Cantwell’s reaction?