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?
And I Was Like Baby, Baby, Baby-sitting Day Care
Perfumania, stocked with nothing but Someday
Tim Horton’s, eh
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.