KILLEEN (March 8, 2013)--A surprise came to 18-year-old Killeen native Alexis Harris as she was called to the stage of the "Ellen DeGeneres Show" Thursday.
She was presented with a $20,000 check from cosmetic company CoverGirl after it was announced that she had won a model search contest for submitting her audition tape.
The announcement was made during a mock press conference according to San Antonio CBS affiliate KENS 5.
Harris is currently a student at the University of San Antonio and her mother is a recently retired Fort Hood soldier.
Last year, Harris created a movement known as SMILE (Students Making Impacts in Lives Everywhere) to encourage other students to positively impact the lives of young people.
"I'm definitely going to use it to support the SMILE Movement, and we're going to use the money to give back to different local organizations: Haven for Hope, different groups locally," she told KENS 5.