WATCH: What makes you different now makes you stand out later says Ellen
Ellen DeGeneres had some words of wisdom for today’s teens whilst accepting her Teen Choice Award last week.
The popular talk show host picked up the award for most popular comedian at the teen nominated and voted event.
During her acceptance speech DeGeneres gave a shout out to wife Portia de Rossi on their seventh wedding anniversary and admonished that while she may be ‘chosen’ now, there was a time in her life when she was not chosen because she was different.
“I wanna make sure that everyone knows that what makes you different right now, makes you stand out later in life. So you should be proud of being different, proud of who you are,” she said.
DeGeneres also stressed that teen’s should celebrate and embrace their differences."
Watch the full speech