Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, the youngest woman to ever serve in Congress, said it would be a “dream of [hers] to be a guest” on RuPaul’s Drag Race, in a Friday night Instagram live video.
“Oh my God. I can’t believe she’s on my livestream right now,” the congresswoman said after realizing All Star Valentina had entered her Instagram livestream.
Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez fangirling over Valentina and Rupaul’s Drag Race on Instagram live. pic.twitter.com/muYikFnGFG
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“Oh my God. Amazing. Girl, tonight the lip sync, you turned it out. It was incredible. You make me so proud. You make me feel amazing about being Latina, about being America, about being todo. It was in-cred-i-ble. You did such an amazing job. I’m so excited. I think Farrah did an amazing job too. I’m so proud of you both. I’m so proud of everybody. That last lip sync with Latrice and Monique … I was shook. Oh my God. And I’m just so excited. Oh my goodness. This is like the most amazing thing ever.”
“I’m a huge fan,” she continued. “It would be a dream of mine to be a guest. Maybe we’ll reach out. It’s just so amazing and I’m just so thankful that we have a community that can celebrate each other and just find joy in each other and beauty in each other and uplift each other … we’re talking about RuPaul’s Drag Race, if you haven’t watched it it’s one of the most amazing things ever.”
Ocasio-Cortez first revealed her love of Drag Race in October 2018, when she listed RuPaul’s Drag Race among her favorite television shows in an interview with Variety.
In December, she tweeted during the All Stars season 4 premiere: “If Obama released NCAA tournament predictions, does that mean I can do the same for RPDR #AllStars4?”
Two weeks later, she made her love of Valentina known in a tweet responding to another superfan.
I thought Eartha Kitt was an amazing choice. But her deliberation performance? Increíble. Almost had a heart attack during elimination.
Valentina y Shangela son las reinas de mi corazón. She and Latrice are winning the meta (in our house we crown Confessional Queens).
— Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (@AOC) December 29, 2018
“I thought Eartha Kitt was an amazing choice. But her deliberation performance? Increíble. Almost had a heart attack during elimination. Valentina y Shangela son las reinas de mi corazón. She and Latrice are winning the meta (in our house we crown Confessional Queens).”