Texas State student’s decision to ride a Barbie Jeep to school receives mixed social reaction

Texas State student Tara Monroe poses with her quirky set of wheels. (Photo courtesy of San Antonio Express-News, provided by Tara Monroe)

Texas State student Tara Monroe poses with her quirky set of wheels. (Photo courtesy of San Antonio Express-News, provided by Tara Monroe)

A Texas State student has taken to driving around campus in a hot pink Barbie Jeep following a DWI arrest last March, and the internet has a lot to say about it.

As soon as the story started gaining traction online, the driver of the Barbie Jeep, Tara Monroe began sharing the story on her personal Twitter account, @tarap_queen.

From there, friends, fans and haters all began sharing their thoughts about the unique situation. Several found Monroe’s ride hilarious, saying she was doing college right and even asking if they could hitch a ride. To her classmates, Monroe has just been rolling in typical Texas State style.

Others encouraged Monroe to ride her Jeep into Austin’s annual Fun Fun Fun Fest, a proposition that the festival seemed happy to accommodate.

On the flip side, some were not so amused by Monroe’s new choice in transportation, reminding social media that the reason Monroe became car-less in the first place was the result of a DWI arrest. Others thought Monroe should keep it simple and just take public transportation.

Like it, love it, or are already tired of hearing about it, Monroe doesn’t seem like she’ll be trading in her Barbie Jeep for a bus pass anytime soon. She told the San Antonio Express-News that she plans to take the Jeep out for a night on the town when she turns 21 this November.


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