Chrissy Teigen Made This Woman’s Dreams Come True By Paying For Her Beauty School Tuition

The mom and model donated $5,600 to Mercedes Edney’s crowdfunding campaign.

A North Carolina woman is a step closer to fulfilling her dream of attending beauty school thanks to a tuition donation from an unlikely source: Chrissy Teigen. 

Last month, Mercedes Edney started a crowdfunding page hoping to find the $6,000 she needed for tuition to esthetician school. Through reaching out to her followers on Instagram and Twitter, where she often posts beauty skin care tips, Edney had been able to raise about $300, NBC News reports. On Friday, she learned from a notification on her phone that she had received a donation of $5,600.

"I was at work, and I heard my PayPal alert go off. I saw the amount and said 'what the hell? what's wrong with PayPal?' I thought it was a glitch," she told NBC News. 

Checking her crowdfunding page, Edney saw the donation was not a glitch and was accompanied by the message "I've seen this be your passion for such a long time now. So excited to see you fulfill your dream!" from Chrissy Teigen.

Edney took to social media to thank Teigen and express her astonishment at what had happened.

"I have been crying all night and I cried in the office this morning as I paid my down payment for esthetician school," she wrote on Instagram. "I haven't been this happy in a very long time."

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(H/T BuzzFeed)

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