Chrissy Teigen is known to perform great feats of Twitter-enabled altruism. To wit: she once literally gave a fan the dress off her back. Still, Teigen’s latest act of kindness may be her most substantive yet.
A few weeks back, one of Teigen’s fans, a social media skin care guru by the name of Mercedes Edney, started a crowd-funding campaign to raise money for her esthetician school costs, including tuition, books and an enrollment fee. As of April 7, Edney had raised $390 of the $5,995 she needed. Then came a PayPal alert, care of Chrissy Teigen. “I’ve seen this be your passion for such a long time now. So excited to see you fulfill your dream!” read the message. Attached was a credit for $5,605.
On Saturday, Edney, now a proud student at the Academy Of Nail Technology and Esthetics in North Carolina, Instagrammed the receipt for her first tuition payment. “I haven’t been this happy in a very long time. Thank you Chrissy and thank you to everyone else who voted or [retweeted] my link or have supported me this entire time. It means more to me than you’ll ever know.”
Teigen’s response? “I’m really excited for you to live out your passion.”
Consider our case of the Mondays cured.
Something absolutely amazing happened last night. Many of you know how much I love skin care and my plans to attend esthetician school next month. Last night I posted my tuition fundraiser on twitter and something I never in my wildest dreams happened. My paypal alert went off, and as I looked at my phone, there was amount of $5605. I thought it was a glitch. I then look at my email and realized it came from my fundraiser. @chrissyteigen donated my entire tuition money for school. I have been crying all night and I cried in the office this morning as I paid my downpayment for esthetician school. I haven’t been this happy in a very long time. Thank you Chrissy and thank you to everyone else who voted or rtd my link or have supported me this entire time. It means more to me than you’ll ever know. #ixorabb #futureesthetician
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@CruzanChoklate I’m really excited for you to live out your passion
— christine teigen (@chrissyteigen) April 8, 2017
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