Chrissy Teigen stuns beauty school student with tuition money

Sans the frosty white beard and belly that jiggles like a bowl full of jelly, Chrissy Teigen has once again played Santa Claus to one of her 5 million Twitter followers. The lucky soul this time is Mercedes Edney, whose beauty school tuition was paid by the model/doer-of-good-deeds.

Edney took to social media last month, starting a crowdfunding to help pay for her esthetician school tuition of $6,000. Her fundraising page brought in enough donations to hold a seat open for her, but she was way under the mark for the full tuition.

Enter her fairy godmother, aka Chrissy Teigen.

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When she had a baby and dropped this truth bomb:

When she was the best at trolling her husband:

When she was basically every girl who has ever worried about her body:

When she was a little bit of a fangirl:

When she tried to go vegan:

When she made us kind of wish she had her own show:

When she shared this very suggestive bumper sticker:

When she shut her IVF trolls down with this perfect quip:

When she admitted pregnancy fashion is hard:

When she gave us this useful advice:

When she revealed a major flaw in the system:

When she revealed the ways new models really make money:

When she trolled her trolls:

When this was her response about her daughter after the Internet shamed her for going out to dinner with John:

When she reminded us that being a celebrity isn't always all fun and games:

When she admitted her laziness and felt no shame:

When she reminisced about her pre-baby life:

When she was just a little bit immature in the best way possible:

When she fell victim to the WebMD curse:

When she was all of us who hate shaving our legs:

When she was hilariously twisted

When even she couldn't escape this Apple annoyance:

When she needed to be reminded why her small butt is great, too:

When she felt no shame in admitting her love for bread:

When she made this admittedly genius plan:

When she made this observation:

When she didn't know what to do with nail polish, and it was endearing:

When she wasn't sure how to keep Tweeting as a new parent:

When she had no time for the haters:

When her TV choices were relatable AF:

And when she summed up our thoughts about the future:


Friday, Edney was notified that a huge donation came in, one that would pay the remainder of the tuition — $5,605.

"I thought it was a glitch," Edney wrote on her Instagram account. "I then look at my email and realized it came from my fundraiser. @chrissyteigen donated my entire tuition money for school."

Teigen included a note with the donation that read, "I've seen this is your passion for such a long time now. So excited to see you fulfill your dream!"

Edney made a public thank you to her not-so secret Santa and shared her emotional first day of class on social media.

You guys, I walked into the school and explained what happened and burst into tears. The lady couldn't believe what I was telling her.

This was a blessing that I could have never seen coming and I am going to let it help me as it intended.

This wasn't the first time that Teigen has come to a fan's rescue. Last July she sent a follower a blender after she mentioned needing one.

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