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11 Reasons Why Ellen Is A National Treasure

Let's face it: She's your hero. For even more Ellen, check out Ellen's Design Challenge on HGTV!

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1. Ellen is pretty much the coolest person alive. This is a fact.

We mean, duh.

We mean, duh.

2. She's been making us laugh for decades!

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After a stint in stand-up comedy, Ellen got one of her first major TV gigs with Ellen in 1994.

3. She's a giving and beautiful person, but she always knows when it's time to goof off a little.

Aside from making people happy with her stand-up, she's also been part of over 40 charities in her career including GLAAD, the Humane Society, and Gray Beards, a charity that has helped countless victims with the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy.

Aside from making people happy with her stand-up, she's also been part of over 40 charities in her career including GLAAD, the Humane Society, and Gray Beards, a charity that has helped countless victims with the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy.

4. She was also part of a huge tipping point in LGBT acceptance in the late '90s.

In fact, she is now one of the most beloved and popular gay or lesbian personalities in America.
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In fact, she is now one of the most beloved and popular gay or lesbian personalities in America.

5. She gives us majorly hilarious relationship goals.

Portia and I did the exact same photo shoot last weekend. Except with money.

So cute, so hysterical.

6. She's not afraid to flaunt her success a little.

In 2012, Ellen finally received her own star on Hollywood's Walk of Fame!

In 2012, Ellen finally received her own star on Hollywood's Walk of Fame!

7. And she's totally confident in her own skin.

She's not afraid to be herself, which makes her the best role model ever.
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She's not afraid to be herself, which makes her the best role model ever.

8. She's also got killer style.

She's even got her own fashion label called ED by Ellen.

She's even got her own fashion label called ED by Ellen.

9. She's super into family and has the coolest mom ever.

Her mother Betty DeGeneres is an LGBT activist and the first straight spokeswoman for the Human Rights Campaign's National Coming Out Project.
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Her mother Betty DeGeneres is an LGBT activist and the first straight spokeswoman for the Human Rights Campaign's National Coming Out Project.

10. Plus, maybe most important of all, she is a friend to all animals.

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She loves animals! Ellen is a huge advocate for animals and supports charities including Downtown Dog Rescue, the Big Life Foundation, and Animal Tracks Inc.

11. She is also an expert in home design and has her own decor line!

She is truly jack of all trades.
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She is truly jack of all trades.

Can't get enough Ellen?

Neither can we. Tune in to Ellen's Design Challenge on HGTV and bask in the glory that is Ellen!
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Neither can we. Tune in to Ellen's Design Challenge on HGTV and bask in the glory that is Ellen!

All images courtesy of Ellen Degeneres, unless otherwise stated.