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Blac Chyna didn’t need her parents’ involvement; she got caught up in a college admission scandal all by herself.
A number of outlets on Thursday reported that the model and entrepreneur had been accepted to a Harvard Online business course. She even told TMZ: “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.”
The talk isn’t going to be all that good. On Thursday afternoon, Harvard denied that Chyna had been enrolled in any online course.
“Harvard Business School Online has not admitted nor provided an acceptance letter to a person named Angela White,” the university, referring to Chyna by her real name, told TMZ.
The outlet said it was unable to reach Chyna’s representatives for comment.
Initially, TMZ said Chyna became interested in the Business Analytics course, which focuses on interpreting data and teaching students to make savvy business decisions, after it was brought to her attention by a PR firm. A certificate is granted to those who complete the course.
For $3,250, the PR firm promised to do most of the work for its clients.
“This completely online program is what everyone is doing now to add ‘attended Harvard’ to their brand,” according to the PR firm’s email pitch. “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.”
Wait, here’s the best part of the pitch: “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.”
But Chyna’s representatives told TMZ that she didn’t sign up for the course through the firm, and that she wanted to complete the course on her own.
No word if she was planning to purchase her own Harvard hoodie.
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