'Young Kate' From 'This Is Us' Sold Girl Scout Cookies At The SAG Awards

by Christina Marfice
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Mackenzie Hancsicsak is clearly destined to be a successful entrepreneur

You know how the Girl Scouts get you during cookie season by parking their tables and beautiful stacks of Thin Mints and Samoas outside the grocery store? Hungry people going in for a meal or ingredients to cook dinner can get suckered in by the allure of that sweet, sweet Tagalong goodness, and the Girl Scouts know it. 11-year-old actress and Girl Scout Mackenzie Hancsicsak, who stars as young Kate on This Is Us, knows how to capitalize on that. Only she did one better than the grocery store.

It’s a pretty open secret that celebrities at awards shows are likely starving. The shows themselves usually offer little, if any, food to the attendees. So when Hancsicsak attended the SAG Awards on Sunday, she knew how hungry her fellow celebs were likely to be. So what did this genius budding entrepreneur do? She brought her cookie stash and tweeted out her table number so people at the show could stop by and buy a box or 12. Talk about pouncing on a prime sales opportunity.

“If anyone at @SAGawards wants some @girlscouts cookies, I’m at table 34!” she wrote, along with a chocolate chip cookie emoji. We don’t have any updates about how many cookies she sold, but we’d venture to guess it was a boatload.

She also tweeted before the show, as she was packing her purse full of cookies to have on hand for hungry customers.

“Gearing up for SAG Awards! This was from last year’s @NBCThisisUs win. Will it be a repeat? Tune in to find out! Sunday, 1/27 – 5 pm PT/8pm ET on TNT Drama & TBS network to watch,” she wrote. “Look for me. I’ll be the one in a blue dress w/ @girlscouts thin mint cookies in my purse.”

This is like the time Jennifer Garner sold her daughters’ Girl Scout cookies on her Instagram, but way better because Hancsicsak is just 11 years old and already slaying the game.

We weren’t the only ones who were impressed by Hancsicsak’s cookie-shilling skills. The official Girl Scouts Twitter account gave her a shout out, too.

When Hancsicsak replied, she made sure to mention how much she loves being a Girl Scout, and what an impact the organization has already had on her life.

In addition to making an entire nation of awards-show-watchers crave a Do-Si-Do, Mackenzie Hancsicsak looked completely fierce on the red carpet.

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And This Is Us had a great night as well — it won Best Ensemble Cast for a Drama for the second year in a row, an award that recognizes Hancsicsak’s work on the show, in addition to the talents of the rest of the cast. She even got a high five from Lady Gaga as she headed to the stage to accept her award, which, goals.

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This kid’s future is so bright, we’re gonna need to wear sunglasses next time we tune in to watch her on NBC.