You know what they say, it’s easier to learn any language when your teacher is as hot. Luckily, Eugenio Siller was on hand to give a quick Spanish lesson to check it off her bucket list. Things went….
“Nothing has worked,” Ellen told Eugenio. “I’ve taken the classes. I traveled to Mexico. I’ve tried the popular programs like Rosetta Stone, the Pimsleur, the Jose Cuervo…With the Jose Cuervo you learn a little Spanish but then when you wake up in the morning you don’t remember any of it.”
Cardi B took a trip down memory lane in her recent appearance on “The Ellen Show” as she spoke to Ellen DeGeneres about her high school days. When asked about what type of student she was in school, Cardi B recalls being very disruptive. It wasn’t that she was a bad kid, she just couldn’t resist cracking jokes during class, she clarified. Although being the class clown might have sent the rapper to the principal’s office more than often, it was her bold personality that made her so likable and memorable.
“I made the teachers cry when I left [school]…But the smartest person, the teacher wasn’t crying for them,” Cardi B said.
It was this same vibrant personality that led her to her Instagram fame. Even before her VH1 appearance in “Love and Hip Hop,” she had already gained thousands of followers on Instagram because of the funny videos she would post onto her account.
“My personality took me places. Who would’ve known,” she said to DeGeneres. This same personality shined bright in her recent performance at Coachella, where Cardi B twerked on the stage from left to right – pregnant belly and all.
Even now that Cardi B has become a huge rapper with her debut album reaching certified gold, her personality remains exactly the same. And this is what fans love about her.
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I think it’s a given that no talk show will ever be boring if Cardi B is the guest being featured.
“I make sure that they value their culture as much as I do mine.”
Recently on “The Ellen Show,” Ellen DeGeneres surprised audience member Emily Francis by inviting her onto the stage during the show. DeGeneres introduced Francis to the audience as someone who came to the U.S. from Guatemala when she was 15 years old with only a 6th grade education. Francis now teaches English as a second language at Irvin Elementary School in Concord, North Carolina.
Francis told the audience about her journey to the U.S. as an immigrant prior to becoming an English as a Second Language (ESL) teacher. When Francis was 13 years old, her mother immigrated to the U.S. leaving Francis behind in Guatemala to care for her four younger siblings. It wasn’t until Francis was 15 years old, in 1994, that her mother raised enough money to reunite with her children. Despite the obstacles Francis and her siblings faced as immigrants arriving to the U.S., her grandmother, who was a U.S. citizen, was able to help them.
Ever since then, Francis has worked towards becoming an English teacher. She makes it her goal not only to help children learn English, but to embrace and acknowledge every student’s culture.
After speaking to Francis, DeGeneres brought another guest onto the stage and that was Hamdi Ulukaya, CEO and Founder of “Chobani,” a popular Greek yogurt company.
Similar to Francis’ story, Ulukaya also immigrated to the U.S. in 1994 from a small village in Turkey where he grew up. Ulukaya admits that when we first moved to New York City, he was overwhelmed by the city. However, he took a risk and decided to buy a factory that was being sold for junk in 2005. “Everybody said I was crazy,” Ulukaya recalled.
With only five factory workers, Ulukaya and his employees began to produce the yogurt that his mother used to make. Now The Chobani Foundation has a total of 2,000 employees.
As a result of this success, The Chobani Foundation decided they wanted to support the elementary school Francis teaches at and surprised her with a check of $100,000. In the video above, you see that Francis was left in utter shock when they brought out the large check. She broke down in tears and thanked Ulukaya again and again.
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