Backstage: A Side of Ellen You've Never Seen!

For decades, Ellen DeGeneres has been breaking down barriers, setting records and winning over the hearts of Americans. But for us, there’s so much more to Ellen than her great wit and generous heart. So we set out to discover what makes Ellen tick. How did she evolve from a funny comedian to one of the biggest talk show hosts in the world?

#18. Did You Know? Ellen was named “Woman of the Year” by PETA in 2009!

To begin, Ellen is a HUGE animal-lover!  Ellen is a former vegan and worked for years to co-ordinate a vegan outreach website called “Going Vegan with Ellen.”

She also advocated for “Meatless Mondays” on her daytime talk show and has supported the Farm Sanctuary’s Adopt-A-Turkey project as a campaign ambassador to ask her fans to start a new holiday tradition by adopting a turkey rather than eating one each Thanksgiving.

Additionally, Ellen was named “Woman of the Year” by PETA in 2009.