This lady's real name is Dr. Marijuana Pepsi, and she just got her PhD

funny shit 21/06/2019

Think you've had it rough with a weird name? Think again.

Marijuana Pepsi Vandyck has refused to change her name her entire life, despite any teasing or criticisms, and now she's gone and proven the haters wrong by getting her PhD. 

Aged 46, Marijuana has completed her dissertation, titled 'Black names in white classrooms: Teacher behaviours and student perceptions'. It definitely sounds like a big F YOU to anyone who ever mocked her for her name.

For her study, she interviewed students who had come forward to say they'd had a similar experience to hers in the classroom, where teachers and other pupils mocked their name.

"Regardless of what they do, say or what they're trying to put in place, you still have to move forward and succeed," Vandyck said.

Marijuana's mum Maggie made an unconventional choice when picking her daughters name, insisting that it would take her around the world and make her a stronger woman. Marijuana's sisters didn't get the same treatment though, named Kimberly and Robin. 

Over the years, people tried to push nickname's like Mary on Marijuana, but she stayed strong, always refusing to be called anything other than her given name. When working as a successful real estate agent however, she did change her signs to just use the initials MP to stop stoners from stealing her signs. Fair call to be honest. 

Although she left her unstable home at the age of 15, she put her all into proving herself - and still credits her mum with the unusual choice, saying: "I've grown into my name because I am a strong woman. I've had to be."

Ironically, Marijuana doesn't smoke weed or even drink fizzy drinks, proving that you aren't necessarily what you eat we guess.