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Chrissy Teigen Paid This Woman’s Tuition, Making Her a Real-Life Hero

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.

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.

Lena is a sophomore at Queen's University in Ontario, Canada. When she's not swamped with mandatory readings, you can find her with her nose in a book, hiding behind her laptop, or, of course, scrolling through the latest on Her Campus. You can find her work here, as well as at http://www.paperbackparis.com/author/lena-gilmour/ where she writes as a book blogger. 
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