Chrissy Teigen Stuns Beauty School Student With Tuition Money

“So excited to see you fulfill your dream!” the model wrote in note accompanying a $5,605 donation

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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, a.k.a. Chrissy Teigen.

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.

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.