On Friday, Chrissy Teigen did something that made her even more lovable in our book: she paid a North Carolina woman’s tuition to beauty school.
Mercedes Edney, owner of a natural skincare company called Ixora Botanical Beauty, started a fundraiser on the popular crowdfunding site YouCaring to help fund her education, as she was unable to obtain scholarships or financial aid. She needed to raise around $6,000 for esthetician school; by the time Chrissy’s donation came through Edney had raised nearly $300. Teigen donated the remaining balance, ensuring Edney’s place in beauty school.
In a note with her donation on the site, Teigen wrote, “I’ve seen this be your passion for such a long time now. So excited to see you fulfill your dream!”
Edney was of course ecstatic, expressing her gratitude to Chrissy on Twitter.
@CruzanChoklate I’m really excited for you to live out your passion
— christine teigen (@chrissyteigen) April 8, 2017
Edney told NBC News about the exciting turn of events on Twitter. “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.”
Luckily for Edney, it wasn’t a glitch at all. Teigen’s donation helped her pay her down payment for esthetician school.
Chrissy is so much more than #goals at this point. She’s a straight-up hero.