With her charming wit and ability to fit all that humor into 140 characters, Chrissy Teigen has been making headlines with her social media presence. After coming across an opportunity to make a fan’s dreams come true on Twitter, Teigen has made headlines yet again, but this time for her generosity.
On April 7, Mercedes Edney tweeted out a link to her crowdfunding campaign page, where she hoped to raise $5,995 to pay for her tuition at the Academy of Nail Technology & Esthetics. Within hours, Teigen made a donation of $5,605 to Edney, according to US Magazine.
According to Essence, Edney has created her own skincare line called Ixora Botanical Beauty, which sells products created using natural ingredients. Edney hoped to go to beauty school to get her esthetics license to continue working on her brand, and Chrissy Teigen helped her get there.
After a few smaller donations were made, Edney received the notification that she had received a large sum of money. When she checked her campaign page, she saw the contribution was donated in model Chrissy Teigen’s name. Along with her donation, Teigen wrote, “I’ve seen this be your passion for such a long time now. So excited to see you fulfill your dream!”
Edney took to social media to express her gratitude. First, she posted a picture of Teigen’s donation on Instagram with a caption to express her shock, according to Fox News.
“Something absolutely amazing happened last night. Many of you know how much I love skin care and my plans to attend esthetician school next month. Last night I posted my tuition fundraiser on twitter and something I never [dreamed of] in my wildest dreams happened.”
Edney continued in her post to reveal her exact reaction to Teigen’s kind surprise, which included a tear or two. “[Chrissy Teigen] 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 esthetician school. I haven’t been this happy in a very long time.”
What else can be said to the person who helped you achieve your goals? After posting that long and thankful caption on Instagram, Edney may have run out of words and new ways to say thank you to the celebrity who made her beauty school dreams come true. She kept her post on Twitter short and sweet, writing, “THANK YOU SOOOOOOOOOOO MUCH!! @chrissyteigen I don’t even know how else to thank you right now.”
Responding to Edney’s post on Twitter, Teigen wrote, “I’m really excited for you to live out your passion.” Thanks to this celebrity’s help, Edney will hopefully go on to achieve her goal of getting a license to continue building her natural product-based brand.
With her donation and support to a young entrepreneur trying to get an education, Chrissy Teigen proved that a little help can go a long way. With this kind act of charity, Teigen has done amazing work as far as empowerment goes. Let her be an inspiration to us all.
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