'Drag Race' teases first look at guest judge Ocasio-Cortez
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Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-CortezAlexandria Ocasio-CortezHispanic Caucus asks for Department of Labor meeting on COVID in meatpacking plants Harris, Ocasio-Cortez push climate equity bill with Green New Deal roots Young minority voters show overwhelming support for Biden: poll MORE's "rupaul's Drag Race" dream is about to come true — with the New York Democrat poised to appear on this week's episode as a guest judge.

ITK has an exclusive first look at the House freshman — an avid fan of the VH1 series — striking a pose alongside the reality competition's namesake.

Ocasio-Cortez makes her debut on the show on Friday, in which the contestants compete in a "Rusical" dedicated to pop icon Madonna.


In a promo for the show, Ocasio-Cortez is dubbed "the judge America needs right now." The 30-year-old lawmaker is seen doling out encouraging words to one of the contestants, saying, "There's no reason for you to be uncertain right now."

Ocasio-Cortez has said making a cameo on the RuPaul-hosted hit would be her "dream."

Speaker Nancy PelosiNancy PelosiCoronavirus talks on life support as parties dig in, pass blame On The Money: Pessimism grows as coronavirus talks go down to the wire | Jobs report poised to light fire under COVID-19 talks | Tax preparers warn unemployment recipients could owe IRS Top Democrats say postmaster confirmed changes to mail service amid delays MORE (D-Calif.) made an appearance on "RuPaul's Drag Race: All Stars" in 2018.