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Politics AOC to join 'RuPaul's Drag Race' as a guest judge amid 2020 election cycle

10:35  14 february  2020
10:35  14 february  2020 Source:   abcnews.go.com

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AOC isn’t the first politician to show up in the franchise. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi was a guest judge in a 2018 episode of “ RuPaul ’ s Drag Race All AOC , a Green New Deal proponent looking to overhaul US climate change policy, will face ex-CNBC journalist Michelle Caruso-Cabrera in this

They join regular judges RuPaul , Michelle Visage and Ross Mathews in deciding who will stay, lip-sync for their life or Season 12 of “ RuPaul ’ s Drag Race ” premieres Friday, February 28th at 8:00 PM ET/PT on VH1. 9 ' RuPaul ' s Drag Race ' Season 9 Moments, Ranked From Worst to Best (Videos).

Amid the 2020 election cycle, Sen. Bernie Sanders' surrogate Freshman Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez will be a guest judge on the next season of "RuPaul’s Drag Race," the show announced on Thursday.

a woman wearing a red and black hair: Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez attends a rally for Democratic presidential candidate, Sen. Bernie Sanders in Queensbridge Park in New York, Oct. 19, 2019.© Kena Betancur/Getty Images, FILE Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez attends a rally for Democratic presidential candidate, Sen. Bernie Sanders in Queensbridge Park in New York, Oct. 19, 2019.

"Join the RuVulution. I am Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and I pledge allegiance to the drag," the freshman lawmaker - who represents New York's 14th district, including Queens and the Bronx -- said in the teaser announcing the show's 12th season.

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" RuPaul ' s Drag Race " has announced a new slate of guest judges including AOC , Normani, Chaka Khan, and more. AOC and a roster of other high-caliber guest judges were announced on Thursday (February 13) with a tweet thread featuring videos from each and every one of them pledging their

Season 12 of ' RuPaul ' s Drag Race ' starts on Feb. 28 and the list of guest judges for the season is as impressive as the cast themselves. Nicki was previously announced as a guest judge when she made her comeback to social media. She let her fans know that she's going to be judging the first

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.

"This was absolutely, 100% a peak experience. I am SO excited for the new season," AOC tweeted on Thursday. "Thank you RuPaul’s Drag Race for having me! #YouBettaVote."

The upcoming season centers on three colors: red, white and blue. Thirteen candidates will run to win the titles of "Drag President" or "America’s Next Drag Superstar," marking it a groundbreaking season that could go down in history.

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AOC is bringing the Bronx to “ RuPaul ’ s Drag Race ." The Queens-Bronx congresswoman will serve as a guest judge on the drag queen competition this Ocasio-Cortez will also be joined by celebrities including Nicki Minaj, Whoopi Goldberg, Chaka Khan, Robyn, Leslie Jones, Normani, Jeff Goldblum

RuPaul ’ s Drag Race has announced a slew of guest judges for its upcoming twelfth season, which premieres February 28 on VH1. In 2017, Lady Gaga made an appearance, pranking the contestants as a Gaga impersonator.

AOC has become one of the most popular progressive leaders within the Democratic Party -- active in the 2020 presidential campaign trail and works as Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders’ surrogate.

Sanders has reinforced his backing of the LGBTQ+ movement, co-sponsoring bills to expand equal rights and ensure equal protection under the law -- including the United American Families Act, Employment Non-Discrimination Act and a bill to designate a LGBTQ+ equality day.

He also introduced S.1129 -- more affectionately known as Medicare for All -- in April 2019, which establishes a national health insurance program to cover all U.S. senior citizens.

If passed, Sanders said his vision for Medicare would confront health disparities faced by the LGBTQ+ community including covering gender affirming surgeries and removing barriers to mental health care.

This is not the first time a political figure appeared on RuPaul’s show -- House Speaker Nancy Pelosi made her debut as a guest judge in 2018 on "RuPaul’s Drag Race: All Stars" season.

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From Lily Tomlin in season three to John Waters in season seven, no reality show attracts better talent or gets celebrities more hyped for a guest judge appearance than RuPaul ’ s Drag Race . As the show has gone on

The guest judges for Season 12 of " RuPaul ' s Drag Race " have been announced, and it's a list that includes everyone from politicians and superstar The guest judges revealed on Thursday include: Nicki Minaj, Whoopi Goldberg, Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, Chaka Khan, Robyn, Leslie Jones, Normani

a group of people posing for the camera: Thirteen contestants will compete to be © Charlotte Rutherford/VH1 Thirteen contestants will compete to be "America's Next Drag Superstar" on season 12 of "RuPaul's Drag Race."

AOC will be joined as a guest judge by celebrities like "The View" co-host Whoopi Goldberg; singers Nicki Minaj, Normani, Chaka Khan; actors Daisy Ridley, Thandie Newton, Olivia Munn and model Winnie Harlow -- among others.

"RuPaul’s Drag Race" has been nominated for 29 Emmy Awards since it first premiered in 2009 -- and has won 13 awards.

The new season kicks off on Feb. 28.

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