This picture is of Thompson during the taping of the segment called “Bad Paid For Photos Live.” Viewers were asked to submit professional photos that beg the question, “What were you thinking when you paid for that photo?”<br /><br /><!-- 1upcrlf2 -->
This picture is of Thompson during the taping of the segment called “Bad Paid For Photos Live.” Viewers were asked to submit professional photos that beg the question, “What were you thinking when you paid for that photo?”

Roger Tollefsrud of Spring Grove was honored that his youngest granddaughter, Tiffany Thompson of California, was recently featured on "The Ellen DeGeneres Show" in a segment called "Bad Paid For Photos Live."

Viewers were asked to submit professional photos that beg the question, "What were you thinking when you paid for that photo?"

Thompson's mother, Laurie (Tollefsrud) Vonch, submitted a photo from 1984 of Tiffany at 3-months old. Tiffany, who was only 7 lbs. 2 oz. at birth, quickly gained weight on a diet exclusively of breast milk.

Her photo, taken at JCPenney, is laughable due to her chubby face, bright red hair and deadpan stare into the camera.

Although an adorable smiling photo was taken during the same session, the unflattering one had to be purchased in the same package deal, Vonch explained.

Tiffany, who has been teaching fifth grade for six years, says she has shared the photo with her class each year. The response is always the same, "Oh, Miss Thompson!"

Thompson was a good sport when the "Ellen Show" producer's called her requesting she come on the show and introduce her picture.

Although she would have never submitted the photo herself and had no desire to be on television, she knew her mother and grandmother were fans of the show.

Her grandmother, Yvonne (Bacon) Agnew of Fountain, had been attempting to get tickets to the show without success.

With Thompson's appearance, both mom and grandma received audience admission. A great time was had by all!

The show aired on April 2, and Thompson was featured during the first 10 minutes of the show. The segment was posted on Ellen's You Tube Channel, which can be viewed at www.youtube.com/