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Texas college student drives toy Barbie Jeep around campus, captures Internet’s heart

Forget bikes. Barbie Jeeps are the new mode of transportation around college campuses, thanks to Texas State junior Tara Monroe.
Forget bikes. Barbie Jeeps are the new mode of transportation around college campuses, thanks to Texas State junior Tara Monroe. Twitter

College student Tara Monroe is just a Barbie girl, living in a Barbie world.

Or at least driving a Barbie Jeep.

The 20-year-old caught the Internet’s attention when she was spotted around the Texas State campus in San Marcos, Texas, in a hot pink Barbie toy car after her real car was taken away from her.

Monroe gets an A plus for creativity.

According to the San Antonio Express-News, Monroe was left with only a bike to get around after her license was suspended following a DWI arrest.

But the college junior was not about to bike her way around campus.

“Riding a bike around campus sucks,” Monroe told the San Antonio Express-News. “Like really sucks.”

Truer words have never been spoken.

So instead of biking, Monroe bought the pink Barbie Jeep on Craigslist for $60 and became an Internet legend.

She charges it with a 12-volt battery and travels about five miles per hour through campus.

“Basically, it was the best decision I’ve made in college yet,” Monroe said.

We couldn’t agree more.

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