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Ellen DeGeneres comes through with World Series tickets

The TV host, trying to build her Twitter following, tweeted clues to a crowd at Villanova.

Ellen DeGeneres comes through with World Series tickets

Ellen DeGeneres in her Burbank studio with the bathing-suited Villanovans behind her on monitor.
Ellen DeGeneres in her Burbank studio with the bathing-suited Villanovans behind her on monitor.

Talk-show host Ellen DeGeneres, who's been trying to build her Twitter following, put out a challenge on Tuesday, tweeting that those who showed up at Villanova University's Connelly Center had a chance to win a big prize.

DeGeneres tweeted that the first 12 followers to show up in only a fake mustache and bathing suit would be in the running to win a pair of tickets to the World Series.

The 12 followers had 15 minutes to write a 30-second rap to tell her why they should win.

The three finalists performed their rap and the winner, Colleen Lennon of Philly, a nonstudent, won the pair of tickets. The other two finalists won a $500 American Express gift card.

"The Ellen DeGeneres Show" airs on WCAU/NBC on Channel 10 at 3 p.m. This episode will air Wednesday.

Michael Klein Philly.com
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