Young ‘This Is Us’ Star Sold Girl Scout Cookies At An Awards Show
She's a smart young lady!
If you’re a budding actress and a Girl Scout, there’s probably no better place to sell Girl Scout cookies than at an awards show with a captive celebrity audience.
That’s what Mackenzie Hancsicsak did when she attended the Screen Actors Guild Awards on Jan. 27.
Not only did Hancsicsak, who plays 10-year-old Kate on “This Is Us,” win the SAG award for outstanding performance by an ensemble in a drama series alongside the rest of the “This Is Us” cast, she also multitasked and put out a call for cookie sales.
The 11-year-old tweeted a picture of herself and co-star Parker Bates (10-year-old Kevin) sitting at their awards show table and holding up a box of Samoas.
“If anyone at @SAGawards wants some @girlscouts cookies, I’m at table 34!” Hancsicsak tweeted.
— Mackenzie Hancsicsak (@MHancsicsak) January 28, 2019
Hancsicsak also tweeted prior to the awards show that she had Thin Mints in her purse.
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. Look for me. I’ll be the one in a blue dress w/ @girlscouts thin mint cookies in my purse. 😊 pic.twitter.com/B4cZQRM3UJ
— Mackenzie Hancsicsak (@MHancsicsak) January 26, 2019
The official Girl Scout Twitter account agreed with her selling methods, writing, “She’s such an amazing business young lady!”
We agree with you, Margaret! She’s such an amazing business young lady!
— Girl Scouts (@girlscouts) January 29, 2019
No report on exactly how many cookies Hancsicsak sold at the SAG Awards, but People reports that she has already sold 100 boxes overall.
Hancsicsak also recently posted a picture of her troop discussing upcoming cookie sales. “I want to try and break my personal record from last year and also break our troop record so let’s do this!” she wrote on Instagram.
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We had a troop meeting today to talk about Girl Scout cookie selling! We can’t start selling officially until Sunday, 1/27, so I will post my online info and you can start ordering then! I want to try and break my personal record from last year and also break our troop record so let’s do this!
Mack, as she’s nicknamed, has an online account for cookie sales, as does any Girl Scout who wants to set one up. “Selling Girl Scout Cookies has taught me to treat customers with respect and be honest and fair,” her cookie profile reads in part. “With our cookie earnings, my troop and I plan activities year-round and do important things to help our community.”
Girl Scouts teach entrepreneurship, and Hancsicsak certainly seems to be showing it with her “out-of-the-box” sales mindset.
Now she just needs to get an invitation to the Oscars, where no food is served and the stars are really hungry. Plus they already have experience buying up Girl Scout cookies. Oscar host Chris Rock helped his daughters’ troop sell cookies — and rack up thousands of dollars in donations to the Girl Scouts — at the 2016 telecast.