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A US-based student's Spongebob essay got her into nine universities in the USA

Writing a college admissions essay can be difficult but it doesn't mean it can't be fun and successful.

USA-based student Kalissa Persaud wrote her college admissions essay on Spongebob and got into prestigious institutions the University of California Los Angeles (UCLA) and the University of Southern California (USC).

In fact, she got into a total of nine universities, including Howard University, which she ultimately chose because it allowed her the flexibility to go on auditions as a theater student.

Kalissa is now 21 years old and graduating from Hunter College with a major in theater and a minor in English, but she decided to look back on her college essay on TikTok with the social media prompt, "drop the essay."

According to Buzzfeed, more than 7 million people tuned in with her TikTok post generating 1.4 million likes as of writing.

In her TikTok post, Kalissa read her essay in 2:50 minutes.

"If I had to estimate, I'd say I've watched every episode of SpongeBob SquarePants at least eight times. I speak candidly when I say SpongeBob is my hero," she began.

"It's no secret that the setup of the SpongeBob SquarePants show is bizarre," she said, adding, "One could choose to criticize the ridiculousness of the show or simply indulge in the absurdity of it all. I indulged."

"There were no rules in the episodes. The opportunities were limitless. It showed me that my imagination could run wild and, more importantly, being able to access my imagination was a meaningful skill," she said.

"Seeing these zany scenarios planted a seed in my brain at a crucial development stage, which in turn made me a more creative person," she added.

"SpongeBob has been a driving force in shaping the person I am today in more ways than I thought," she continued.

"SpongeBob may be responsible for my passion for acting. After all, being an actor requires confidence and imagination — two things of mine that were greatly developed through watching SpongeBob."

"In the words of Mr. SquarePants himself, 'I'm ready!'" she said. 

Amazing or what? — LA, GMA Integrated News