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Talia Castellano, Teen With Cancer, Goes On 'Ellen' And Becomes Cover Girl (WATCH)

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UPDATE: After this story was published, Cover Girl released a photo of Talia and named her the "honorary face" of the cosmetic line. Scroll down to view the photo below.

The Internet fell in love with 13-year-old Talia Castellano, who is battling two agressive forms of cancer, through her expert makeup tutorials on YouTube and her always-positive attitude. This week, the inspiring young makeup artist's dreams of meeting someone she loves -- comedian Ellen Degeneres -- came true.

Talia, who enjoys experimenting with makeup as a way of expressing herself, shares that love with nearly 200,000 YouTube subscribers.

"I love and adore makeup, using it as my wig and having so much self-confidence to go out to the grocery store without a wig," she says in one of her videos. "It's just amazing."

Talia once mentioned in a video that it was her dream to meet Ellen Degeneres, and that dream became a reality when she made an appearance on "The Ellen Show" this week. Talia broke down in tears twice on the segment -- once when she met her idol, and again when Ellen gave her a big surprise. Ellen, a Cover Girl herself, made Talia an honorary Cover Girl, complete with her own portrait. Tallia was also given a CoverGirl makeup table and $20,000 from the makeup brand.

Watch the video above to see the priceless look on Talia's when Ellen gives her a big surprise, and head over to her YouTube channel to view the makeup tutorials that made her famous.

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