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Ellen's Best Moments with Mormons: 8 Latter-day Saints Who Rocked It on the Show


From viral YouTube stars to returned missionaries and famous singers to moms, many Mormons have graced the Ellen Degeneres show. Check out some of their amazing reactions and interviews:

1. Ellen Tells Mallory, "No One Has Ever Been That Bad. I Was Crying Laughing"

"I don't think anyone has ever played as poorly as you. I was crying laughing," Ellen DeGeneres says of Mallory Willyerd. "Instead of showing people how to play, we show people how not to play using you as an example."

Mallory Millyerd appeared on the Ellen DeGeneres show back in 2015 when she competed in the game Sorry Spin and did so horrendously, Ellen just had to have her back. Along with a 5-foot trophy commemorating her epic failure, Millyerd received a wonderful surprise.

2. RM Carly Christiansen Gets the Surprise of Her Life

Returned missionary and Ellen DeGeneres fan Carly Christiansen received an incredible gift from her idol: a brand new car. Recently, Christiansen was given a "pre-show tour" of the studio, a tour that was really just a ruse to hide the fact that she was going to be featured on the show. Check out her priceless reaction!

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3. Cindy Gough Gets Scared by Ellen in a Bathroom with a Tambourine 

Ellen DeGeneres loves doing "scares" on her show, which includes taking selected audience members to the "Riff-Raff Room" for some unexpected surprises.

But this was just fine for Church member Cindy Gough, who said on the show that she always wanted to be scared by Ellen. And her reaction when it finally happens is priceless.

Cindy Gough was among a group of 15 who were victims of this little prank by Ellen Degeneres and Maroon 5's lead singer Adam Levine.

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4. Jayci Underwood Finds Her Inner Nicki Manaj

When 23-year-old Jayci Underwood went into her dentist’s office to get her wisdom teeth removed, she never expected it to turn her into a celebrity that would land her on Ellen. But little did she know, Ellen Degeneres would also help her wildest dreams come true. And believe me, they were wild!

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5. Donny and Marie Osmond Share Their Marriage Advice, Ellen Makes Surprising Revelation

Shortly after Marie Osmond's remarriage to her first husband, she and her brother Donny appeared on Ellen to discuss their thoughts on marriage. And Ellen even shared a surprising revelation of her own. Find out more about Donny and Marie's love stories as well as other famous Mormon's here.

6. 4-Year-Old Wows Ellen with Adorable Disney Song, Gets Amazing Gift

There's no doubt about it, Ellen DeGeneres is a fan of LDS 4-year-old Claire Ryann. In the past, Ellen has shared Claire's adorable YouTube videos on her website and she even had Claire and her dad Dave Crosby on the show to sing their version of Disney's "You've Got a Friend" that went viral

After the performance, Ellen gave Claire something she knew the little girl would love.

7. Ashley Gardner Gets Her Own Portable Pantry from Ellen

Ashley Gardner posted a video of herself hiding in the pantry, saying, "Dad is out shoveling the driveway. Mom desperately needed a treat to get through the rest of the night. So I'm hiding in the pantry, eating a treat. Is that wrong?"

This 34-second snippet, that ends with one of Gardner quadruplets peeking under the door, quickly went viral as parents all over the world identified with this young mother and her struggles.

It turns out Ashley Gardner's video even caught the eye of Ellen DeGeneres, who just had to have the family on the show.

8. Titus Ashby performs unbelievable feats Ellen Just Has to Share

All-star Titus Ashby has been a YouTube sensation since he was 2 years old. It was at that age that he took on Shaquille O'Neal on"Jimmy Kimmel Live!" At 3 years old, Titus took on and conquered both Bradley Cooper and Channing Tatum.

And Titus' fame and talent keep growing. Ellen Degeneres and Steve Harvey recently teamed up to create a new show, Little Big Shots, where Titus astounded and charmed viewers. Check it out!

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