Chrissy Teigen has extended her generosity to a total stranger after helping to pay for her entire beauty school fees.
The model came across a fundraising appeal from Mercedes Edney who was desperately trying to raise several thousands pounds in order to get a professional beauty qualification,
Mercedes who had only raised $400, said a minimum down payment of $895 was needed ASAP to hold her place at the beauty college, and the actual tuition, kit and books would be nearly $6,000 in total.
“I know sometimes there is a stigma for asking for help, but this is a huge dream of mine and I am willing to do whatever I can to make it,” said Mercedes.
“I wanted to further my skin care knowledge by getting my license in aesthetics,” she explained.
“The issue is that because of my current job, the only school that I can attend does not have financial aid and the scholarships that I have looked at, you have to already be enrolled in school and/or be half way through to even be eligible so that isn’t of much help to me either.”
Luckily for Mercedes, Chrissy Teigen saw her fundraising page and donated $5,605.
Mercedes was in shock when donation under the name of Chrissy Teigen suddenly appeared.
It was posted with the message: “I’ve seen this be your passion for such a long time now. So excited to see you fulfil your dream!”
Mercedes took to Twitter to thank Chrissy.
“THANK YOU SOOOOOOOOOOO MUCH!! @ chrissyteigen I don’t even know how else to thank you right now,” wrote Mercedes.
“Thank you so much! I am on the phone with my mom and sister and telling them. I love you and I appreciate you. You can never know how much this means to me. I am going to the school tomorrow to pay it!”
Chrissy replied: “I’m really excited for you to live out your passion.”
Mercedes rushed to the North Carolina beauty school the next day to secure her place on the course, posting her receipt to Instagram.
“Something absolutely amazing happened last night. Many of you know how much I love skin care and my plans to attend aesthetician school next month,” she said.
“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 $5,605.
“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 down payment for aesthetician 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.”
Love is all we need……