Alyssa Bordelon bedroom selfie went viral for all the wrong reasons yesterday, when eagle-eyed Twitter users found what appeared to be a rat in the corner of the room, perched on a pile of dirty clothes.
— Tim Anderson (@RealTimShady42) January 6, 2017
Now Ms Borderlon has set up a crowd-funding page and wants the public to donate $10,000 so she can quit her second job and clean her room.
“Many of you have expressed concerns with the state of my apartment,” she wrote on the GoFundMe page, which has since been deleted.
“I hear them. However, being an adult with adult expenses, it is sometimes difficult to find time to give attention to less pressing needs. I have a full time job and a part time job, and I attend college full time.
“For those of you who don’t attend college full time, that’s 40 hours + 20 hours + [(1 hour per class x 2 times per week) x 4 classes per semester] = 68 hours per week.
“I won’t even add into that equation time spent studying, eating, or sleeping; however, those are necessary components of many human lives, mine included.
“This new internet fame I have encountered has given me a unique opportunity to make the most of my time. If I reach my goal ($10,000 = 1 year of tuition at my school), I will quit my second job and devote my life to cleanliness.”
Ms Borderlon tweeted the link to the GoFundMe page to her followers. “Pay My Tuition & I’ll Clean My Room. A worthy cause if I’ve ever seen one,” she wrote.