Ocasio-Cortez to judge ‘RuPaul’s Drag Race,’ following in Pelosi’s footsteps

RuPaul’s Drag Race New Season to Launch this Month

RuPaul’s Drag Race New Season to Launch this Month

Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez appears on the new season of RuPaul's Drag Race, arriving February 28.

In new clips from the show, the politician and other guest stars say, "I pledge allegiance to the drag".

Ocasio-Cortez hasn't been bashful about her love for the campy reality show.

The 13-time Emmy-winning show, featuring series regulars Michelle Visage, Carson Kressley and Ross Mathews, will also include guest-judge appearances by singers Nicki Minaj, Robyn, Chaka Khan and Normani; "The View" co-host and Oscar victor Whoopi Goldberg; comedian and "Saturday Night Live" alum Leslie Jones; actors Jeff Goldblum ("Jurassic Park"), Daisy Ridley ("Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker"), Thandie Newton ("Westworld"), Olivia Munn ("The Rook"), Rachel Bloom ("Crazy Ex-Girlfriend"), Daniel Franzese ("Mean Girls") and Jonathan Bennett ("Awkward"); and model and vitiligo spokesperson Winnie Harlow. "Thank you RuPaul's Drag Race for having me!"

"Join the Ru-volution", AOC declares in her teaser, wearing a sequined cap-sleeve dress, dangling earrings, and a sleek top knot.

The drag queens featured on the show aren't the only one's facing rivalry in 2020 - as the 30-year-old lawmaker and advocate of the Green New Deal is being challenged for her seat by eight Republicans and four Democrats, including former CNBC anchor Michelle Caruso-Cabrera.

The progressive firebrand tweeted a promo for the episode, calling it an "absolutely, 100% a peak experience". "I think you are fabulous".

This isn't AOC's first time dabbling with Drag Race.

She also shouted out West on Twitter after the queen raised more than $2.5 million for queer and trans communities in Ohio. "It was incredible!" Ocasio-Cortez fawned over the show. It's not clear yet when Ocasio-Cortez's episode airs, but the 12th season of "RuPaul's Drag Race" premieres February 28 at 8 p.m. on VH-1.

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