Knowing How Much Gorilla Glue Girl Cashed Out — Would You Do The Same?

Jill O'Rourke | Talent Recap

Tessica Brown, the woman known as “Gorilla Glue Girl,” is making the most of her viral mishap. Not only is she selling merchandise related to her situation, but she’s also reportedly hired an agent.

In case you don’t know, Tessica recently went viral on TikTok when she ran out of the hair product Got2b Glued and used Gorilla Glue instead. She had to have a plastic surgeon remove it. People aren’t impressed with her latest ventures.


Stiff where????? Ma hair 🤬🤬

♬ original sound – Tessica Brown

Gorilla Glue Girl Is Selling Merchandise

Tessica Brown received over $20,000 in donations from people who wanted to help her get the glue removed from her hair. According to TMZ, Tessica is donating most of that money to a reconstructive surgery organization called the Restore Foundation. She’s keeping $1,000 to pay for an ER visit and travel expenses.


TMZ also reported that Tessica has made a “small fortune” from selling merchandise. Tessica has set up a website for the products, which include T-shirts, sweatshirts, and sweatpants with the slogan “Bonded For Life.” Prices range from $28 to $50.

Not everyone is supportive of Tessica’s decision to turn her mishap into money. “How about write a book on how important READING is?” one TikTok commenter wrote. Another called it the “BIGGEST SCAM OF 2021.”

Other people pointed out that Tessica told Entertainment Tonight that she was “over” the media attention and said it was negatively affecting her kids. “If y’all knew me, y’all know I would never, ever do anything for clout,” she said.

According to the New York Post, Tessica has even hired a management team, including an agent. Her Instagram profile now includes management and promotion contacts.

Watch Tessica Brown, aka “Gorilla Glue Girl,” get the glue out of her hair.

How Did Tessica Get The Gorilla Glue Out?

After trying in vain to get the glue out of her hair for over a month, Tessica recently had it removed with the help of Beverly Hills plastic surgeon Dr. Michael Obeng. Dr. Obeng offered to perform the $12,500 procedure free of cost to Tessica.

According to TMZ, Dr. Obeng broke down the glue’s polyurethane using medical grade adhesive remover, aloe vera, olive oil, and acetone. “I have a chemistry background, so I knew that any compound can be broken down,” he said.


Dr. Obeng said Tessica was “lucky” that she didn’t injure her scalp more. He said he hopes people learn from her ordeal, advising everyone to read the labels on products before using them.

In a video taken after the procedure, Tessica can be seen crying as she runs her fingers through her hair. She wrote on Instagram, “Words cannot even explain how I feel about @drmichaelkobeng you really gave me my life back and I am forever grateful.”


Jill O'Rourke
Jill O'Rourke

Jill O’Rourke is a contributor at Talent Recap, writing news stories and recaps for shows like ‘AGT,’ ‘The Voice,’ and ‘American Idol.’ She graduated from the University of Georgia with a degree in English and Film Studies, and has been writing about pop culture since 2012, with previous bylines at Crushable and A Plus. Jill spends her free time binge-watching sitcoms and daydreaming about life as a hobbit

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