LAKELAND, Fla. (CBSLA.com) — The Texas woman — who has become known as the “Chewbacca Mom” — is now laughing all the way to the bank.
After making the world laugh with her viral video via Facebook that shows her trying on a Chewbacca mask, Candace Payne is cashing in on her newfound fame.READ MORE: Officials: 'Fight Until Justice Runs Down Like Water' But Avoid Violence In Protests, Rallies
So far, she’s received gifts valued at $420,000.READ MORE: Court Documents Show Woman Suspected In Deaths Of Children Was Involved In Custody Battle
They include money for travel to appear on talk shows, a vacation at Walt Disney World, and items from Kohl’s.MORE NEWS: Judge Overturns Attempted Murder Conviction For Ignacio Ixta Jr.
But Payne’s biggest gifts include full tuition scholarships for Candace and her entire family to a Christian university in Florida.