Young Guest on ‘Ellen’ Receives Surprise Trip to Hudson Valley
A young girl is headed to visit the Hudson Valley courtesy of Ellen Degeneres.
An episode of Ellen that aired last week featured special guests Melissa McCarthy and Macey Hensley. While many people are probably more familiar with McCarthy, thanks to her many roles in TV and film, it's Hensley that wound up stealing the show.
The 10-year-old phenom captured Ellen's attention a few years ago and has been a recurring guest on the show ever since. It turns out that Hensley is a walking encyclopedia of presidential facts. The Kansas native can rattle off hundreds of facts about each president, impressing even the most educated history professors.
During a segment on her most recent Ellen appearance, Hensley took on McCarthy in a game of "Hail to the Blank." After a few rounds of answering facts about the presidents, it was no surprise that Hensley won the game with a perfect score. Her prize was a visit to the Hudson Valley.
It turns out that Hensley has visited every presidential library in the country except one: FDR's. In response to her win, the FDR Library in Hyde Park Tweeted out congratulations.
Congratulations, #MaceyHensley! As always, you rocked (Ellen's) game. We're looking forward to hosting you here in Hyde Park. Our friends next door at the Home of FDR National Historic Site are excited as well.
It's unclear when Hensley will be visiting, but she better do it soon. The FDR home will close down on April 1 for major renovations through the beginning of November.