Texas town allows 11-year-old to be mayor for a day; 'tween abuses power and renames main street Justin Bieber 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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  • Beepela

    Can we please get a photo of that street sign?!

    • Monty

      BTW, before people start harping on misappropriation of funds, the street sign they put up cost all of $20. I’m sure that they will make that back in taxes used by the few people visiting the town for an hour or so to check it out, refilling their gas and buying a quick lunch.

      • Jsmith

        If it gets 11 YOs interested in government, it’s certainly worth the $20.

      • Andrei

        Funny thing is… she was “Mayor for a Day”, but the requisition forms to get the sign made probably take about two weeks to process. So who started the process, Mr. (full-time) Mayor?

      • JLP

        I ran into a street sign once…I can garantee you they don’t cost $20.

    • LuvULikeaLuvSong

      Haha, how cute! Maybe Katy Perry street…? :D

    • kl

      lol @ the article title, ‘abuses power’.

    • kathy

      Can’t, it has already been stolen. Last night.

  • Burt Macklin

    Ice Town… WHOOMP THERE IT IS! I love Ben Wyatt.

    • Janet Snakehole

      Parks and Recreation! Best show ever.

      • Flo

        Right on! I love Ben Wyatt too and awesome username, Janet Snakehole. Loved that character

    • Kasha

      HaHA! Everytime I’m out with my friends whenver I pick up the check I throw my debit card down a la Leslie Knope and shout “WHOOMP there it is”

  • jaime

    I would rename a street in Houston –

    • KBC


  • Ben

    Because Bieber has done so much to be honored with his name on a street sign. Don’t leave out the Justin Bieber street serial flasher, ET.

  • Captain

    TIM HORTON’S!!!!!!! Nothing more Canadian.

    • BethG

      That’s exactly what I was thinking. Gotta love Timmy’s!

  • chew chew pa cabra

    just be glad she didn’t name it Menudo way.

  • Jaci love

    i am in love with taylor swift and we already have a taylor ave and a swift ave so i would have to go with fearless way. i would change my street to that… i mean “b street” or “fearless way” ?

    • Helen

      Swift the worse singer in country, She needs to go
      to pop and stop ruining country with her lip syncs
      and autotune.

  • Jake

    I demand to see her birth certificate!

    • vcb

      Screw you!

  • sonofliberty

    I’d name it “Carlito’s Way”, “21 Jump Street”, “Fleet Street”, “The ONLY way”, or maybe “Blvd. of Broken Dreams?” :)

  • Brenda

    If i could Rename a Street..It would be after Lady Gaga of course…Maybe like..”Little Monster Ave” OR “Paws Up Blvd” OR “Gaga Street”

    • DGH

      How about Overrated Ave.?

      • Sachel

        Haha! It’s funny cause it’s true.

  • Sarah

    Hey! Leave Canada out of it!

  • Rob Grizzly

    That’s pretty cute what they did for that kid. I can’t imagine the laundry list of things I’d like to happen if I were 11 and mayor for a day. Ninja Turtle Avenue?

  • pjmarxen

    Sounds like a headline from The Onion.

  • Jsmith

    Hey, I think this is a cute story. Not usually all that big on cute stories, but I like this one. Can’t wait to tell the wife.

  • Ash

    God bless America

    • annie

      Lol, U know they’re gonna change it!

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