Plenty of people have a hard time thinking positively about a bad situation. But 13-year-old Talia Castellano isn’t one of them. Diagnosed with cancer when she was 7, the teen has built a strong Internet following through her video makeup reviews and tutorials over the past year.
Despite getting news this summer that her cancer had spread, she has spent the last few months planning a grand redesign of her bedroom, and living her dream to appear on “The Ellen DeGeneres Show.”
The popular host then helped another of Castellano’s dreams come true.
“I’m a CoverGirl,” DeGeneres told the excited teen on Sept. 12. “And CoverGirl heard your story and they want to make you an honorary CoverGirl. And they also want to give you something.”
“Oh my God,” exclaimed the teen, shedding fresh tears as she spotted a giant CoverGirl-style portrait of herself, complete with CoverGirl written across the top. (Talia's CoverGirl portrait has since begun to go viral online.)
And if this surprise, along with the trip to Los Angeles from her home in Florida, wasn’t enough, DeGeneres sent Castellano to the iHeartRadio Music Festival in Las Vegas where she was able to interview the likes of Ryan Seacrest, Usher, Demi Lovato and Gwen Stefani.
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