PR 101: Chrissy Teigen Leaves Monster Tip For An Outback Steakhouse Waitress, Goes Viral

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I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again: the easiest way for celebrities to get good, cheap press without even lifting a finger is to leave a really good tip. The public fucking loves a good tip story. And you let the waitress do all the work for you by plastering it on social media, and eventually it will get picked up by Good Morning America, and all you have to do as the celebrity is act surprised when your 600% tip goes viral. PR 101.

Chrissy Teigen followed that formula during her trip to a Centerville, Ohio Outback Steakhouse. According to NY Daily News, Teigen ate there on October 27th with her daughter and several friends. 21-year-old Mikayla Scott was fortunate enough to be the model’s server.

“She walked in with all her glam,” Scott said of Teigen to the NY Daily News. “I was so nervous I was going to do something wrong.”

Welp, she didn’t fuck it up that bad. On a $193.81 bill, Teigen left a $1,000 tip. If my math’s correct, that’s a 519% tip. There’s very little chance that math is correct. It should be noted that Teigen and fam live for Outback.

The Outback waitress says she used the extra money to fix her family’s car, and she shared some of it with her co-workers.

This just in: my intrepid colleague Garrett Green did a little investigative journalism and brought to my attention that the Outback waitress Teigen hooked up appears to be a staunch conservative and Trump supporter.

Chrissy’s thoughts on Trump:

Chrissy, demand the tip back. You won’t. YOU DON’T HAVE THE STONES.



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