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Chrissy Teigen Leaves $1,000 Tip At Outback Steakhouse (Photo)

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A waitress at an Outback Steakhouse location in Centerville, Ohio, got the surprise of her life when model Chrissy Teigen walked in and left her the largest tip she'd ever seen. 

Waitress Mikayla Scott still can't believe that the encounter happened. She's always wanted to wait on a celebrity, she told

"It was an awesome experience," she said.

Teigen showed up at the Centerville Outback on Oct. 27 with her daughter, Luna, and some friends.

"She walked in with all her glam," Scott said. "I was so nervous I was going to do something wrong."

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Scott must have done everything right, because when the bill came, Teigen left the 21-year-old waitress with a $1,000 tip on a $193 bill. Scott said she never saw the massive tip coming. 

"People kept saying you are going to get a fat tip," she said. "I was like, 'Oh my god, praise the Lord.'"

Teigen, the wife of singer and Ohio native John Legend, was in town with her husband and daughter for a football game, according to WGHP.

Legend didn't dine at the Outback, but at one point came in with his father, Ron Stephens, to pick up Luna, Scott said. 

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Legend and his father were later spotted at a nearby Cheddar's Scratch Kitchen, another nationwide chain. 

According to Scott, Teigen ordered a collection of appetizers, a glass of Pinot Grigio and a crispy chicken sandwich.

"You have to take this away from me," Teigen said, according to Scott. "I am going to eat it all." 

Teigen is reportedly a huge fan of Outback's Bloomin' Onion, a whole fried onion cut in the shape of a flower. 

In April, Teigen and her husband received a home lesson from Outback chefs on how to make the appetizer after she posted a plea on Twitter, according to People.

"Has anyone attempted to make a bloomin onion at home? Did it work or does outback have special tricks," Teigen posted.

The restaurant's official Twitter account responded with an offer to teach Teigen their "special Bloomin' Onion tricks." 


A week after Teigen's visit to Centerville, Scott has put the 516 percent tip to good use. 

Part of the money was shared with her coworkers and the rest will go to fix car trouble that she and her husband, Jordan, a cook at the same Outback location, have been dealing with, she told

Sources: WGHP,, People / Featured Image: Disney / ABC Television Group/Flickr / Embedded Images: Mikayla Scott via, Michael Sears/Milwaukee Journal Sentinel via

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