Congress loves RuPaul’s Drag Race. First we got a workroom visit from the first female Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi during All Stars season 3, and now we’ve got another history-making house member thirsting after a Drag Race gig. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, the youngest woman to ever serve in Congress, seems to be eyeing another job, saying it would be a “dream of [hers] to be a guest” on the show, in a Friday night Instagram live video.
Wearing a T-shirt that read “EL BRONX,” Ocasio-Cortez fanned out hard when she realized Valentina had entered her Instagram livestream. “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. 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.”
You didn’t think she was done, did you? “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.”
She must? The power that that would have. The intelligence that that would have. The brilliance that would have. The influence that that would have. The excellence that that would have. The talent that that would have. The impact that that would have.
AOC’s love of Drag Race became publicly known in October 2018, when she listed RPDR among her favorite television shows in an interview with Variety. Then in mid-December she shrewdly 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 feelings on Snatch Game of Love — and her love of Valentina — quite clear, tweeting in response to another superfan (me): “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).”
But that wasn’t all of it. On January 7, the Monique stan jumped out, when she began a tweet with “Facts are facts America,” and following it up giving proper catchphrase credit: “(Also: credit for ‘facts are facts, America’ goes to the illustrious queen Monique Hart).”
So could we see AOC on the upcoming (just-teased) Season 11? It’s very unlikely, with season eleven having filmed months ago, before AOC was a confirmed super-fan. Still, with the pace they’re churning out these last few seasons, it’s very likely that All Stars season 5 could be filming soon. Who knows! Or perhaps we wait it out for season 12?
No matter when it happens, we just need a confirmation that it will happen. Please Mama, Ru. You’ve had a Speaker of the House, how about our future president next?