You now have this badge -- the system awarded it a couple of hours after you made this post.
Many badges don't arrive the instant you qualify. There are scripts that run throughout the day which check for people who should get a badge and award it to them. Badges not earned frequently are checked for fewer times per day, leading to potentially a few hours' ...
Steps followed on a work around attempt:
Choose to edit profile.
Click 'Change Picture'
Click on 'Uploaded Picture', not 'Upload a new picture'. The current picture will automatically resize when you do this. In my case, it appears to stretch vertically.
Click 'Save changes just for this community'.
This saved successfully and now my About Me section is ...