Anyone who knows U.S. Representative Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez — or at least, any queer AOC supporter — knows that while she may spend her days advocating for the working class and eviscerating Marc Zuckerberg, she spends her nights watching Drag Race. In the past, she’s been a vocal supporter of both Valentina and Nina West, and even appeared in a video message during the Season 11 reunion as the show’s official “queen from Queens.”
But West and Valentina aren’t the only queens AOC stans. On Monday, Ocasio-Cortez attended the Washington, D.C. performance of Sasha Velour’s theater show Smoke & Mirrors and the two had the chance to meet backstage. They shot a quick video together in which the representative gushed about the show, invoking ARTPOP denier Lady Gaga in her effusive review.
“I thought it was amazing, it was incredible, it was fabulous,” Ocasio-Cortez said. “I’m like that Lady Gaga moment where she’s like, ‘stunning, amazing, impeccable, genius.’” A queen who knows her herstory — we will never unstan!
Velour was similarly shook, calling AOC “the revolutionary of our time.” According to Velour’s tweet, the Smoke & Mirrors audience even gave the representative a standing ovation.
“You are truly an inspiration,” the Drag Race Season Nine winner wrote. “Thank you for all you do to support our queer family. What a brilliant human, I’m still overwhelmed from this meeting!”
Now can we finally get AOC as a guest judge on Drag Race? Or maybe she’ll wind up as one of the contestants on Celebrity Drag Race? After all, Nina West will be one of the queens dishing out makeovers... stay tuned!