Ellen Shares Inspiring Message To Teens Who Feel ‘Different’: ‘Be Proud Of Who You Are’

On Sunday, Ellen DeGeneres accepted her surfboard for Choice Comedian at the Teen Choice Awards.

Ellen shared this moving acceptance speech addressed to all teens who feel ‘different’:

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.