In college, it’s pretty typical to see students on skateboards or bikes to get to class on time—especially at larger schools like Texas State University. However, one student was sick of riding her bike after her driver’s license was suspended for DWI charges when she refused a breathalyzer, and found a more unique option of getting around: A pink Barbie Jeep.
Tara Monroe, a junior at Texas State University, has recently become a celebrity on the San Marcos campus for zipping around in her Barbie Jeep, which she named Charlene after the previous, toddler owner.
Monroe’s escapades have ended up on Instagram and Snapchat thanks to her amused—and probably confused—classmates. However, she only chose to start driving the toy-sized car after she lost her right to drive.
“Most people don’t find the things me and my friends do very funny, just immature, so I didn’t expect to get this big of a reaction,” she told the San Antonio Express-News. “People who don’t know me are shocked, but my friends weren’t even surprised because I do stuff like this all the time.”
After she lost her license, her dad drove her to campus, took her car and left her with a bike to get around. But Monroe wasn’t in the mood to ride a bike and took to Craigslist to find a new ride she could legally drive.
Monroe came across a $60 bright pink kiddie Jeep—with top speeds of 5mph—and decided to make it her new ride.
“It was the best decision I’ve made in college, yet,” Monroe said. She also added that it goes faster when it’s just her so she makes her friends walk behind her.
Even though she probably won’t be able to take her new ride out on any long-distance road tips, Monroe will definitely make sure the jeep makes an appearance at her 21st birthday in November.
In the mean time, we have a feeling we’re about to see more college students riding Barbie Jeeps instead of skateboards around campus.
Via NY Daily News