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Chrissy Teigen Pays Woman's Beauty School Tuition

The woman told NBC News when she first got the news, she didn't believe it

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    Model Chrissy Teigen attends The 59th GRAMMY Awards at STAPLES Center on February 12, 2017 in Los Angeles, California.

    Model Chrissy Teigen donated on Friday the money a North Carolina woman needed to complete a fundraising effort for her beauty school tuition. 

    Mercedes Edney, who lives in Charlotte, had raised about $300 since she started a crowd-sourcing campaign about a month ago to raise money for her esthetician school tuition.

    On Friday, Teigen donated the remaining $5,600 to complete her fundraising goal. 

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    "I've seen this be your passion for such a long time now. So excited to see you fulfill your dream," Teigen wrote in a note that accompanied her donation.

    Edney told NBC News when she first got the news, she didn't believe it. 

    "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," she wrote to NBC News on Twitter. 

    After she realized it was real, Edney tweeted to Teigen to thank her. Teigan tweeted back: "I'm really excited for you to live out your passion."