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.
So far, she's received gifts valued at $420,000.
They include money for travel to appear on talk shows, a vacation at Walt Disney World, and items from Kohl's.
But Payne's biggest gifts include full tuition scholarships for Candace and her entire family to a Christian university in Florida.
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