Harvard representative denies Blac Chyna was accepted into HBS Online
A certain Christian Emiliano, a self-proclaimed "Social Media Renaissance Man," got in touch with Chyna via email with the offer: "Our team will complete all the course work for you, all you have to do is take one test (we will provide you the study guide) and then take credit for the program."
Update: April 26, 13:44 ET - F On Friday, a source from Harvard Business School told TMZ they have not admitted any person by the name of Angela White into HBS Online. "Harvard Business School Online has not admitted nor provided an acceptance letter to a person named Angela White," the source confirmed to the publication, who reached out to Blac Chyna for comment. There has been no reply as of yet.
Blac Chyna getting accepted into Harvard Business School has unearthed a massive online scam according to the latest reports. A PR firm contacted Chyna and offered to do all the work for her and all she had to do is pose with a Harvard hoodie and accept the certificate. The price? $3,250 - $2,250 for tuition and $1,000 for the work.
Blac Chyna revealed earlier, she has been accepted into Harvard Business School, one of America's most prestigious universities, for an online course titled Business Analytics. The TV personality's application was approved Monday, according to an admissions letter obtained by TMZ. As part of the 40-hour, eight-week programme, Chyna will learn how to interpret data and make good business decisions.
However, the publication reported later, a certain Christian Emiliano, a self-proclaimed "Social Media Renaissance Man," got in touch with Chyna via email with the offer: "Our team will complete all the course work for you, all you have to do is take one test (we will provide you the study guide) and then take credit for the program."
To make the deal more sweet, "You can go on the Harvard campus and take a picture with a Harvard hoodie on / you can post updates on your snapchat and Instagram Story," the email added. All for the price of "$2,250 for the course/$1000 for us to complete the entire course for you."
TMZ got in touch with Chyna's people who acknowledged receiving the pitch. They revealed Chyna did not take up Emiliano's deal, choosing instead to do the course on her own. Emiliano confirmed this too.
The announcement of getting into Harvard comes after a recent Instagram post where Chyna claimed she had been "bullied, humiliated and manipulated" as a mother, and that she was now looking forward to "new beginnings".
"Over the last couple of years, you guys have been given a perspective of who I am from the media and people closest to me. I've been Bullied, Humiliated, Manipulated and Discredit(ed) as a mom! Looking back at a lot of my actions, I'm reflecting and realizing that confusion is a serious thing. Of course, I'm not proud of some of the pain I have caused, and I'm working to be the best me," she said in the post.
She promised her fans that she would be a lot more open with them. "Blac Chyna doesn't define Angela White as a person. At 30, I am overwhelmed by the blessings I have. Being a mother of two amazing children. I don't talk on things often but I promise to give you guys more of me. Angela White perspective. Thank you for years of endless love. Your support for me is a blessing," she concluded.
She captioned the post: "Growth is painful. Change is painful. But, nothing is as painful as being where you do not belong! #newbeginnings." Chyna, whose real name is Angela Renee White, told TMZ, "Where I'm at now is a stage of realization and growth, I want to be great for myself and my kids."
"School is going to help me take things up a couple of notches. People are always talking about me, might as well talk about the good, I'm excited about the next chapter," she continued.
The acceptance letter read, "Dear Angela, Congratulations! On behalf of Harvard Business School Online, I am pleased to inform you that your application has been approved for the Business Analytics cohort beginning May 29, 2019. We are excited to welcome you to the HBS Online community and are eager to engage with you in the coming months."
"The HBS Online team is confident that your participation throughout the course will be invaluable to your fellow cohort members. We look for to having you join us!" the letter continued.