Ellen: Audience Marriage Proposal & Disney’s Aulani Resort Review

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Ellen Helps a Woman Pay for College

Ellen surprised a woman in the audience who she’d previously given $15,000 for college tuition. The woman was named Leah and she’s a recent high school graduate who took a year off to save money to pay for college. Ellen surprised her in her hometown and played a game where she won money for college.

Ellen gave her audience a five day, four night trip to Disney's Aulani Resort in Hawaii for 12 Days of Giveaways, which she also snet Jeannie to. (s_bukley / Shutterstock.com)

Ellen gave her audience a five-day, four-night trip to Disney’s Aulani Resort in Hawaii for 12 Days of Giveaways, which she also sent Jeannie to. (s_bukley / Shutterstock.com)

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Now, Leah was in Ellen’s studio and she talked to Ellen about how the store where she worked and where Ellen surprised her is now famous. The store is in her small town and people come and talk to her about being on the show.

Leah has been watching since she was eight years old. She said she would watch it with her grandmother, who had Alzheimer’s. Her grandmother forgot everything, but when she watched Ellen, Leah said it was like her grandmother was back.

Ellen TV: 12 Days of Giveaways Surprise

Since Ellen gave Leah the money for college, tragedy struck. Her father passed away just a few weeks ago unexpectedly. Leah said she was an excellent man and a “big goofball.” Ellen said she was very sorry for her loss.

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But she surprised Leah with all of the gifts from all 12 Days of Ellen’s 12 Days of Giveaways, an incredible amount of gifts that includes a number of entertainment systems and trips around the world. Leah couldn’t believe her luck and started to cry.

Ellen: Disney’s Aulani Resort in Hawaii Review

Jeannie is Ellen’s production assistant and a receptionist. Ellen sends Jeannie all over the country to give gifts and play games with viewers. Ellen wanted to do something special for her, so she sent her to Disney Aulani Resort in Hawaii, which is a tropical paradise located on a secluded cove on a white sandy beach in Oahu.

While she was there, Ellen sent Jeannie’s parents. Jeannie had no idea her parents would be there. Jeannie looked like she was having a lot of fun, swimming and getting massages. While Jeannie was explaining about how much she loves the Aulani Resort, her parents came up behind her and she immediately started crying.

“I am a really ugly cryer,” she said and covered her face.

Then, her parents got in on the fun, drinking drinks out of pineapples and enjoying the beautiful beach.

This year, Aulani was named the number one family hotel in the country. Ellen revealed her audience was getting a five-day, four-night stay at the Aulani Resort. Ellen’s audience cheered so loud it was hard to hear Ellen explain the prize.

Ellen TV: Marriage Proposal

Ellen talked to a woman in her audience who won her ticket to the 12 Days of Giveaways in a game Ellen played at a mall in San Diego. The game was basketball and whoever made a basket got a ticket. Andrea was the first person to make a basket. Andrea said she was terrified to play and make a basket, but she was able to make one.

Then Ellen talked to Andrea’s boyfriend Joshua. Ellen asked him how long he and Andrea have been together. He explained they’d been together four years. Then he took out a ring box and got down on one knee. Ellen sat down on the stairs and got out of the way.

“This has been one of the coolest days of our lives and I just want to fill the rest of our days with cool days like this. I love yo so much. Will you marry me?” Joshua said.

Andrea said yes and the audience erupted in applause.

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