RuPaul’s Drag Race launched their most recent all-stars round in December, but there’s a renewed focus online about whether freshman Democratic Socialist lawmaker Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez will appear as a guest judge. In recent years, RuPaul Charles branched out with unconventional guest judge picks.
RuPaul’s Drag Race Welcome Politico Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez?
With knives-out barbs, Washington DC compliments the world of drag race to a tee. It was her tea-spilling that held AOC’s Twitter followers in rapt attention. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez especially cut loose with some choice Monique Hart soundbites.
When discussing the need for political accountability, AOC brought up the art of fact-checking. (“Facts are facts, America,” goes Hart’s famous line.) Traditional politicians refuse to volley with a Washington Post fact-checker, but AOC is not the typical Beltway insider.
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Since Barack Obama hedged bets on NCAA basketball, AOC openly wondered if she could do the same for RuPaul’s Drag Race. To boot: Though not quite as jokey as AOC’s impromptu rooftop dance routine to Phoenix’s 2009 alternative indie hit, “Lisztomania,” a potential RuPaul’s Drag Race guest judgeship gig could possibly raise her cred further among millennial voters.
Online rumors were kicked into overdrive after RuPaul Charles posted a glowing Twitter prayer to AOC last Sunday. Twitter users believe that AOC has a shot since ‘Saturday Night Live’ comedian Leslie Jones tweeted about her fandom in exchange for a judge guest spot. Out magazine contributing editor Evan Ross Katz inserted himself into the mix with a plea for AOC, too.
— RuPaul (@RuPaul) January 6, 2019
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A politician judgeship for RuPaul’s Drag Race certainly carries precedence. After all, it was the third season appearance of Nancy Pelosi that brought down the sequined rafters. Considering that taping has already wrapped for the current season, RuPaul’s Drag Race fans might have to hold out hope for an AOC cameo in later seasons.
RuPaul Charles landed judges for this season including critical country darling Kasey Musgraves, openly gay Olympic athlete Gus Kentworthy, and bold name fashion designer Jason Wu. In the meantime, viewers can take solace in AOC’s Drag Race All-Star draft picks. In late December, the congresswoman threw her support behind Valentina. She described V and Shangela as the ‘queens of her heart’ in a Spanish-only Twitter message.
This current RuPaul’s Drag Race All-Stars season is just heating up.
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