High school student in ‘ugliest girls’ poll shuts down bullies with Facebook post

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CANADA — A high school student shut down her online bullies when she posted a Facebook message that received praise on social media.

Lynelle Cantwell, a senior at Holy Trinity Regional High in Canada, found out she and a few other girls at her school were named in a poll titled "Ugliest girls at hth" posted on the website ask.fm, CBC News reported. The website allows people to make anonymous comments and posts.

Cantwell told CBC News she was initially upset and spent the day trying to think up what her response would be.

She decided to write a Facebook post. Her elegantly-worded message showed just how beautiful she is — and it's now gone viral.

"To the person that made the straw poll — I'm sorry your life is so miserable that you have to try and bring others down.
I'm sorry you'll never get the chance to know the kind of person I am — and lists all of her great qualities," Cantwell wrote on Facebook.

"That's the same for every other girl on the list you all put down. Just because we don't look perfect on the outside, it does not mean we are ugly. if that's your idea of ugly then i feel sorry for you."

Her ugly attackers have been drowned out by her inspirational response. Facebook users commented on Cantwell's post supporting her response to cyber-bullying.

"You Rock!!!" one girl commented.

"You are absolutely beautiful sweetie!!!! Inside & out!!!!!" another person said.

Cantwell's post has been shared almost 4,000 times since it was posted on Tuesday.