Some people are just pure evil, ratbags from start to finish.
They go through life living a fantasy and suing people who tell the truth about them…one of those people is currently before the courts and she will be named sooner rather than later after being arrested at Auckland airport.
But in Australia there is another who has done the same thing and hoodwinked thousands with her cancer survivor story…but it is easy to survive cancer when you never had it in the first place.
ElleÂ called her ‘The most inspiring woman you’ve met this year’.Â She also wonÂ Cosmopolitan’sÂ Fun Fearless Female awardÂ for social media.
Single mother Belle Gibson supposedly beat a diagnosis of terminal brain cancer, shunning conventional medicine and focussing on a healthy diet. She then published a book and developed an app that told her story and showed others how to be healthy.
The story of her health battle is one that we now know was at best embellished and at worst was an outright lie.
Elle and Cosmo have written insider accounts of their experience with the young Brisbane mother… both admit to being thoroughly duped.
CosmopolitanÂ was right about one thing; Belle Gibson certainly is fearless.
Gibson has a top-rating health app that was set to be a default app on Apple’s new watch.
Its success and the empire she has built comes from her incredible story of triumph over adversity, of sickness into self-empowered health.
“She’s fun and fearless ‘cos: she was diagnosed with terminal brain cancer, but instead of giving in, it became the impetus for her dedication to health and wellbeing,” Cosmo wrote about their 2014 Fearless nominee. “Oh, and her app was named runner-up for the Best iPhone App of 2013 by Apple. Not bad, hey?”
Not bad at all. Except, as Fairfax revealed, Gibson failed to donate $300,000 of the money promised to charity from the sales of her health app, The Whole Pantry.
Claims then emerged that Gibson lied about ever having suffered from cancer. Â Â Read more »