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The Youngest Woman in Congress Wants to be a Judge on RuPaul's Drag Race

Updated: Jan 23, 2019

In These Times (Jennifer Mason)

Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, 29, has been shaking up the political scene since she was voted into her position in the House of Representatives this past election season. She's proposed a 70% tax rate for certain bracket, proven her place as a proper a New Yorker and been a shining beacon for ideals many millennials share. And next on her agenda? It might just be to sashay down the runway as a guest judge on Rupaul's Drag Race.

The representative has been a vocal fan of the show over social media, but she fan-girled on Instagram live when one of the queens from the most recent season, Valentina, started watching along, saying “Oh my God. I can’t believe she’s on my livestream right now. 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."

Cortez went on to say what fans of her and the show have been waiting to hear for months; “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.”

Nancy Pelosi and Rupaul Credit: Rupaul's Drag Race

Rupaul has a history of using her show to comment on politics, having numerous political and patriotic themed challenges throughout its 10 seasons. Nancy Pelosi, the current Speaker of the House of Representatives, came on to the show's 3rd All Stars season to encourage young people to get more active in voting and politics.

We already know that Alexandria is down for the runway, so now we have to wait and see if Mother Ru will take her up on it. But given the young representative's popularity and relevance; and the fact that next year is an election year and Rupaul tends to plan her challenges quite meticulously around pop culture it seems quite possible we'll be seeing Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez in the 2020 season of Drag Race.


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