Ellen DeGeneres had an inspiring message for her Choice Comedian acceptance speech at the Teen Choice Awards this weekend, telling the young crowd:
It feels good to be chosen but there was a time in my life when I was not chosen. I was the opposite of chosen because I was different. And I want to make sure that what makes you different right now makes you stand out later in life. So you should be proud of being different. You should be proud of who you are.
Ellen also noted the award ceremony fell on her seven year wedding anniversary with Portia de Rossi, who was sitting in the audience cheering her wife on.