• Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez will appear on the new season of 'Drag Race'. (World of Wonder, VH1)Source: World of Wonder, VH1
"I pledge allegiance to the drag."
By
Samuel Leighton-Dore

19 Feb 2020 - 11:12 AM  UPDATED 19 Feb 2020 - 11:12 AM

Look, it's a well-documented fact that Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez is a diehard fan of RuPaul's Drag Race.

She has live-streamed about being heartbroken over eliminations (hi Nina West), she has rocked up to local drag shows across the United States - including a backstage visit to support previous winner Sasha Velour.

And now she'll be appearing on the show's new season as a guest judge - a move that has unsurprisingly ruffled some conservative feathers.

"This was absolutely, 100 per cent a peak experience," Ocasio-Cortez tweeted last week, sharing a relatively patriotic trailer she features in, in which she pledges her "allegiance to the drag".

She added: "I am SO excited for the new season. Thank you @RuPaulsDragRace for having me!"

When a supporter of Ocasio-Cortez pointed out how frazzled right-wing commentators were by her appearance on the popular reality TV program, the politician and activist pulled out a great Drag Race fan reference.

"They can go back to Party City," she replied with a wink emoji, referencing the infamous moment from Season 4, when Phi Phi Oโ€™Hara gave eventual winner Sharon Needles a dressing down.

Other high profile guest judges for the forthcoming season of Drag Race include Nicki Minaj, Chaka Khan, and Jeff Goldblum.

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