Two Prince Rupert sisters are hoping Rupertites can help make their dreams of seeing Ellen DeGeneres in person a reality.
Sisters Leah Jowe and Shauna Bevacqua are hoping they can either be part of The Ellen DeGeneres Show or in the audience on Nov. 18 or 19, when they’re in California on vacation. The sisters started a Facebook page, Help Leah and Shauna Make Their Ellen Dream Come True, on Oct. 21 in hopes it will generate enough attention to make their wish come true.
Bevacqua applied for tickets on the show’s website, and was told she would hear back about whether the two would receive tickets or not. When the sisters didn’t hear back after a couple weeks, they decided to help sway their chances of getting to see DeGeneres in person.
“We had to try to get on Ellen. We love her so much … people love her, and I believe she’s genuinely a really awesome person,” Jowe said.
“She’s all about inspiring people and making them laugh.”
Both Jowe and Bevacqua work while The Ellen DeGeneres Show is on each day, finding other means to get their daily Ellen fix.
“I go on YouTube and watch the Ellen channel … we have a TV upstairs [where I work], so I try to coordinate my break when Ellen’s on, so I can at least watch half an hour of her show,” Jowe said, adding her sister uses a personal video recorder to ensure she can watch the show when she gets come.
To coincide with the message of kindness DeGeneres spreads on her television show, Jowe and Bevacqua have asked people who like their page to post something admirable they or someone else did.
“We love when Ellen says ‘be kind to one another’. Her show is funny, but there’s also always touching stuff on it. We wanted to encourage people to share their stories of kindness,” Jowe said.
The girls’ Facebook page had nearly 300 likes as of Oct. 30, which Jowe said is encouraging.
“Just seeing the amount of people who have liked it that we don’t even know, just people supporting our dream, is heartwarming,” she said.