The Escalade EXT is a luxury version of another G.M. pickup, the Chevy Avalanche. It has satellite radio, leather seats and a navigation system. I haven’t used the G.P.S. yet, but I will — I get lost easily. I’m going to get custom chrome wheels and rims for it. My favorite brand is Lexani. They’re so nice looking.
. . . When I was 13, I started to think about what kind of car I wanted when I started to drive. I saw an EXT in a music video and thought, “Hey, having a pickup truck is way cuter than having a car.” I started babysitting every week to save money for one. Then I went on the Cadillac Web site and saw how much it cost, and I thought that’s a lot of babysitting. Finally, my parents told me if I got a 3.0 G.P.A. or higher on my report card, they’d buy me any car I wanted, within reason.
. . . I looked out the window and saw a brand new EXT parked in front of the restaurant. It was the color I wanted: “Out of the Blue.” I couldn’t believe it. I was like, “Oh my God, are you serious?” I ran outside in the falling snow, climbed into the truck and sat there for a bit. Then I called my friends back in California on my cell. The whole thing was like a car commercial.
. . . The first time I drove up to the school, about 25 girls came running out to look at it. “That is so cool,” they cried. “We hate you!” It was like a dream come true. I felt like, “Wow, I’m a princess.”