'Gorilla Glue girl' Tessica Brown raking in so much with $50 merch that she’s donating $24K GoFundMe cash

'GORILLA Glue girl' Tessica Brown, who has been raking in the cash with her $50 merch, is now giving the money she fundraised to charity.

The 40-year-old is donating more than $24,000 that she raised on GoFundMe to a charity started by the plastic surgeon who freed her locks.

She is using the cash donated by 1,400 people to give to Restore, Dr Michael Obeng’s foundation, that helps get reconstructive surgery for people in need overseas.

She also plans to keep around $1,000 to cover her bills – as well as some for her flight to California.

After using her superglue misfortune to make money through her merch, she no longer needs the cash and wants to pay it forward to help others, according to TMZ.

Brown was dubbed "Gorilla Glue girl" after she underwent surgery to remove the adhesive from her scalp on Thursday.

Now, she's getting a custom wig made courtesy of comedian Loni Love.

Brown’s story went viral after she shared a TikTok video last week explaining that she ran out of Göt2b Glued Spray and applied Gorilla Glue to her hair instead.


The mother-of-five from Louisiana said her at-home remedies were ineffective in removing the glue and that she had experienced “extreme” headaches for a month. 

Brown claimed she posted on TikTok to seek advice on her situation, and denied that she did it for fame on social media. 

On Thursday, Brown flew to Los Angeles to see Dr Michael Obeng, who offered to perform the three-day, $12,500 glue removal procedure for free.

Brown was placed under light anesthesia for the first part, a four-hour procedure.

Dr Obeng said he created a solution to dissolve the polyurethane, which is the main component in Gorilla Glue.

He said: “Initially I thought it was a joke! We figured out the science of how to break it down.”

Following the ordeal, Gorilla Glue released a statement.

The company said: "We are aware of the situation and we are very sorry to hear about the unfortunate incident that Miss Brown experienced using our Spray Adhesive on her hair.

"This is a unique situation because this product is not indicated for use in or on hair as it is considered permanent."

Gorilla Glue added: "It is used for craft, home, auto or office projects to mount things to surfaces such as paper, cardboard, wood, laminate and fabric."

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