Two Ellen DeGeneres Show fans from Binghamton University have taken efforts to get onto their favorite show to new heights.
Rachel Samuels, a junior human development major at the school, and Jessica Schwartz, an undeclared sophomore,have created the fake sorority Epsilon Delta as part of their efforts to get the talk show host's attention, and get invited to the show.
"We took the idea of Greek life and implemented it with Ellen's values: positivity, kindness and fun," Samuels said to the Binghamton University Pipe Dream.
The two formed the fan club last spring after discovering their mutual love for DeGeneres, and have since created a fake rush video for their unchartered sorority, an honorary paddle declaring themselves "Bigs" and DeGeneres as their "little," and customized Ellen t-shirts.
They plan on boosting their tally of views by using social media and word-of-mouth to get DeGeneres' attention. They have also reposted their video frequently on various Ellen pages.
Both students, who suffer from asthma, also decorated their inhalers in case they need them when and if they are able to appear on the show.
"The first thing we did was bedazzle our inhalers," Schwartz said. "We're still not decided if we'll show them to her with the paddle."
The two also said they will not accept the possibility of failure, and that they will be on the show someday.
Meanwhile, DeGeneres will have RCA Recording Artist Chris Young on Wednesday's show to perform his current Top 10 single Aw Naw from his new album A.M., according to Broadway World. It will be his second appearance on the show. Other guest stars will include Jessica Alba, Jenna Dewan-Tatum, and Kai Langer.
The Ellen DeGeneres Show airs Monday-Friday at 4:00 p.m. on NBC.