Candace Payne the Chewbacca LOL Lady
This lady is amazing. She has gone on quite an adventure these past few days since her Facebook Live video was posted on her personal Facebook account.
About the video – she basically went to Kohls to get yoga pants and return some things, the yoga pants didnt fit so she decided to pick up a couple of toys for her kids and came across the Star Wars Chewbacca mask and just had to have it and decided to make a video using it on Facebook Live in her car outside in the Kohls parking lot.
Now I am no way a Star Wars fan, LOVE Kohls though and this viral video story intrigued me so I decided to follow and she has had quite an adventure since she posted the video on May 19th 2016.
The timeline is as follows, she posted her video on Facebook at around noon on May 19th, roughly 6 hours later she had over million views, that is insane. Then news articles started pouring in, then the very next day Kohls on May 20th gave her and her kids Chewbacca masks and a ton of Star Wars toys and such. Not even finished yet, Good Morning America flew her to NYC to be on their show on May 22/23, then she was invited to Lucas Film (where they do Star Wars) today (May 24th) and then Mark Zuckerberg invited her to Facebook Headquarters also today (May 24th)! Looks like she will be on The Star Wars Show tomorrow as well(May 25th).
But the best part was learning that she is active in her church and a big believer in GOD and Jesus. They said on GMA she wore her The Oaks Fellowship church t-shirt on the show. I tried finding the full episode of her in it but it looks like they edited some (which is to be expected)
Anyway it was great seeing that her video help an autistic child laugh, that part made me tear up and her video made me laugh so hard I had tears in my eyes too.
Anyway she deserves it, I hope to see more of her & cant wait to see where she goes next 🙂
5/29/16 Edit and Update:
I forgot to mention during Candace crazy week is she was on the CBS The Late Late Show with James Corden and J.J. Abrams driving around and wearing the Chewbacca mask.
Plus she met the original Star Wars Chewbacca Peter Mayhew.
Her Facebook Live video is now up to 152 million plus views and she now officially has a Wikipedia page.
Her latest project is as of May 27th is
“Hey there! I partnered with one of my favorite artists (Rebecca TY) to create a design that reflects what it means to live for the simple joys. Here’s something even more awesome? 50% of profits will go to a cause I’m extremely passionate about right now.
They’re absolutely gorgeous and super soft. I got my samples in today.
50% of the profits are going to The Oaks Fellowship in Red Oak, Texas. The shirt is only available from May 27 to June 27th.
More Updates 6/5/16:
Chewbacca Mom Is Singing To Jesus – Beautiful and Chilling I might add!