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Watch: Ellen DeGeneres’ inspirational speech at Teen Choice Awards

At last night’s Teen Choice Awards, Ellen DeGeneres gave a heartfelt, inspirational speech as she accepted her award for Choice Comedian.

The 57-year-old host of The Ellen DeGeneres Show spoke about how important individuality is. As a huge audience of teenagers and young people watched on, Ellen talked about her own struggles to fit in.

A touching moment was also when the comedian told the audience that she was dedicating her Teen Choice Award to her wife Portia de Rossi to celebrate their seven year wedding anniversary.

Ellen said: “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.

“I think I want to make sure that everyone knows 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.”

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