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Let an 11 year old be mayor for a day. What's the worst that could happen?

Posted by on Aug. 17, 2011 at 7:42 PM
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Texas town allows 11-year-old to be mayor for a day; 'tween abuses power and renames main street Justin Bieber Way

 
JB-Way

Image Credit: Courtesy of City of Forney

If you've ever uttered the words, "That's the Justin Bieber way!" then you've probably just done something very Canadian or in the third dimension. Or you live in the small town of Forney, Texas, where they recently allowed a precocious 11-year-old named Caroline Gonzalez to be mayor for a day - an honor she won by winning a contest on Facebook, natch - and renamed their main street Justin Bieber Way. (Ice Town isn't looking so bad now is it, Ben Wyatt?!)

Gonzalez told local Dallas/Fort Worth affiliate KDAF TV the reasoning behind why she re-named their main street after that ‘tween pop star in particular: "I just really like Justin Bieber and I thought it would be cool if we had a street in our town named after him." Fair enough. Honestly, if my town had elected me mayor for the day, in addition to making Dunkaroos mandatory school lunch fare, I definitely would have renamed my street New Kids on the Block Block, so I can't judge.

Still, Bieber had better get down there fast (in fact, the town's regular mayor Darren Rozell, who had admitted to not knowing who the Biebs is, still invited him down for a visit), as a rep from Forney's City Hall confirmed to EW that the street sign, which is currently up, will be taken down as of Monday, Aug. 22.

In the meantime, let's take a guess as to what exactly would be on Justin Bieber Way, shall we?

Justin Bieber Hair Salon (Walk-Ins, Tom Brady, Ben Affleck welcome!)
And I Was Like Baby, Baby, Baby-sitting Day Care
Awkward Kissing Booth
Perfumania, stocked with nothing but Someday
Tim Horton's, eh
This mural

Texas forever!

Who would you re-name a street in your town for, PopWatchers? Would you go the NYC route and give it to U2? (Apparently, the streets do have names, Bono!) Or, perhaps give the Backstreet Boys their own, well, street? Post in the comments section below.

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by on Aug. 17, 2011 at 7:42 PM
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Liansmommie
by on Aug. 18, 2011 at 3:07 AM

That's funny. Mine would be MacGyver Way

LivinDeadGurl
by on Aug. 18, 2011 at 1:11 PM

Haha...too funny.

Number1Chef
by on Aug. 18, 2011 at 5:07 PM

 haha funny

usmclife58
by on Aug. 18, 2011 at 9:38 PM

LOL!

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