Chrissy Teigen pays for beauty student's tuition

 

She’s already the darling of Tinseltown and now Chrissy Teigen has captured the hearts of struggling students everywhere.

The 31-year-old former Sports Illustrated model has paid $7,500 (US $5,605) for Mercedes Edney to attend esthetician school.

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Mercedes had been trying to crowdfund the cash for beauty school on the site YouCaring but Chrissy stepped in and saved the day.

Chrissy Teigen has donated $7,500 so a student can go to beauty school. Photo: Getty

“I've seen this be your passion for such a long time now. So excited to see you fulfill your dream!” Chrissy wrote alongside her hefty donation.

Mercedes couldn’t believe her luck and when she realised the whole thing wasn’t a prank she took to Twitter to thank the star.

“THANK YOU SOOOOOOOOOOO MUCH!! @chrissyteigen I don't even know how else to thank you right now,” she wrote.

“I'm really excited for you to live out your passion,” Chrissy replied.

The model donated all of the student's tuition fees. Photo: YouCaring



Mercedes had taken to the the crowdfunding site to ask for help with her school fees.

“I wanted to further my skin care knowledge by getting my license in esthetics,” Mercedes wrote on the site.

“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.”

She estimated that it would cost over $7,500 for school tuition and an extra couple of hundred for supplies and enrolment fees.

Mercedes Edney is now able to attend esthetician school. Photo: YouCaring

Speaking to the BBC, Mercedes said she didn’t believe it was the real Chrissy Teigen when the donation first came in.

"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 said.

"I haven't been this happy in a very long time. Thank you Chrissy and thank you to everyone else who voted or RT'd [retweeted] my link or have supported me this entire time. It means more to me than you'll ever know."

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