NZ’s New PM Was Voted ‘Most Likely To Be PM’ In School & Shit That’s Cute

It’s no secret: we bloody love Jacinda Ardern. Youngest ever leader of the NZ Labour party, catalyst for the Jacindamania craze that saw the beleaguered pollies claw back New Zealand from the crusty old grip of the National Party, DJ and all-round good bloke, she’s been prime minister of the Land of the Long White Cloud for barely a week.

And she’s already making waves, what with her Twitter account-running cat called Paddles, and that impressively ballsy statement about capitalism being a total failure.

Today’s excellent Ardern-related news: back when she was at high school, attending Morrinsville College near Hamilton, she was in fact voted most likely in her graduating class to become prime minister.

Doesn’t that give you a sense of divine fulfilment?

Class poll from Jacinda Ardern’s year at Morrinsville College
by u/idi0syncrasies in newzealand

Cop that sweet 1998-accurate Comic Sans use (and uh, let’s not talk about voting for the best looking boy and girl, ok?).

According to a New Zealand Herald article, Ardern reckons the only reason she scored the “most likely” nod was because she was the sole member of the graduating class who appeared to have any interest in politics.

The only reason I got voted for that was because I was the only one who cared about politics at school and so there’s this natural assumption somehow that was where I was going to end up. I thought I was going to be a policewoman.

We’re glad you ended up in a different role, Jacinda. Please come DJ in Australia soon?