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Published: Thursday, November 02, 2017 @ 2:28 PM
— A Centerville waitress who served a Bloomin’ Onion to half of one of the nation’s most famous couples got the fattest tip of her life.
Waitress Mikayla Scott’s voice still beamed Thursday when she recounted how Chrissy Teigen, her daughter Luna and about four others were seated in her section at the Outback Steakhouse at 101 E. Alex Bell Road in Cross Pointe Shopping Center just before closing Friday, Oct. 27.
“She walked in with all her glam,” Scott recalled of the model and TV personality, who has dined at some of the world’s ritziest restaurants. “I was so nervous I was going to do something wrong.”
The 21-year-old Scott got a $1,000 tip.
Scott said she never saw such a large tip — way, way, way above the customary 20 percent — coming.
“People kept saying you are going to get a fat tip,” Scott said. “I was like ‘Oh my god, praise the Lord,’” Scott said of the 516 percent tip on a $193.81 bill.
Teigen, the wife of singer John Legend, a Springfield native, ordered a glass of Pinot Grigio and a list of appetizers that included a Steakhouse Quesadilla and Outback’s famed Bloomin’ Onion.
“‘You have to take this away from me,’” Scott recalled Teigen saying. “‘I am going to eat it all.’”
At one point, Legend and his father Ron Stephens came, picked up baby Luna and left to meet friends at nearby Cheddar's Scratch Kitchen, Scott said.
Teigen, who ordered a crispy chicken sandwich for her meal, is on record as a big fan of the Australian-themed chain restaurant’s Bloomin’ Onion.
Earlier this year, the “Lip Sync Battle” star and foodie got a private lesson on how to make the appetizer from an Outback chef, according to People magazine.
She and Legend documented that experience on social media.
Scott, a two-year Outback employee, said the biggest surprise came after she delivered the bill to Tiegen and her party.
The extra money came in handy for Scott and her husband Jordan, an Outback employee cooking in the kitchen that night.
The couple’s cars are on the fritz.
Scott shared part of the money with her coworkers. The rest will be used towards car issues.
She’s always wanted to wait on a famous person.
“It was an awesome experience,” Scott said of waiting on Teigen.
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