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by (@JordanRuntagh)

11-Year-Old Mayor Re-Names Main Street After Justin Bieber

If you were eleven and got to be mayor of your town, what you would do? Or, in the words of Ferris Bueller, what wouldn’t you do? Young Caroline Gonzalez got to live out this fantasy, and her first act in office was to rename Main Street “Justin Bieber Way”. OK, she isn’t actually mayor for real. The 6th grader got to act as mayor-for-a-day in her hometown of Forney after winning a contest designed to get kids interested in local government. If unlimited power won’t get kids interested in public office, nothing will! And Caroline used her new found authority to pay tribute to her idol, The Biebs.

“I really like Justin Bieber,” she told E! News. “”I like his music and I like him. And I thought, why not have a street in my hometown named after my favorite singer?” You’re the boss, Caroline! For a day at least. Sadly, the street reverted back to it’s original name after her 24 hour term was up, and the new Bieber-fied street sign was taken down. Lame. But the ex-mayor-for-a-day has no hard feelings for the local officials. “I thought it was pretty cool, and if Justin Bieber was actually here I’d probably faint.” The real mayor, Darren Rozzell made sure to add that Justin is more than welcome in their town. ““If Justin Bieber sees this, and wants to come to Forney, he’s got an open invitation.” Do we smell a Justin Beiber concert in Forney in the near future?

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