Ellen DeGeneres gets to talk to a lot of amazing people on her show, and one of her most inspirational guests is definitely 13-year-old Talia Joy Castellano, who’s battling cancer. Talia was first diagnosed with cancer six years ago, but she keeps an upbeat view on life and has become a YouTube sensation for her awesome makeup tips.
This young girl really inspired me.say.ly/gDH4aey— Ellen DeGeneres (@TheEllenShow) September 13, 2012
If you click on her link, you can see two short vids of Talia that show just how inspiring she is. It also looks like Talia’s having the best day of her life while being on "The Ellen Show"! Not only did Talia get to meet her hero, Ellen, but she also got to be an honorary CoverGirl and was given gifts: a makeup table (covered with makeup) and a check for $20,000!
It was also a great day for Ellen, because she got to meet her hero -- Talia! "She [Talia] said it was her dream to meet me, and so of course then it became my dream to meet her, too," said Ellen. Awww!
The two hugged on stage and after talking about how Talia first got interested in makeup, Ellen asked, "How do you stay so positive?"
"What do you want me to do, be depressed?" Talia said. "But a little fishie told me, 'Just keep swimming, just keep swimming.'" Perf answer for Ellen aka the voice of Dory in "Finding Nemo."
"You are a beautiful, beautiful person," Ellen said to Talia. We couldn’t agree more!