Queer Eye on Capitol Hill? Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez May Get the Best Makeover Ever [Updated]

US Representative Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez on stage during the 2019 Athena Film Festival closing night film, ‘Knock Down the House’ at Barnard College on March 3, 2019 in New York City.
Photo: Lars Niki (Getty Images for The Athena Film Festival)

File this under: Please make this happen.

Political dynamo Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D.-N.Y.) has taken more than her share of criticism about her aesthetics; how much she pays for her clothing; where and how she can afford to live; her penchant for red lipstick; and even a need for occasional self-care have been welcome fodder for right-wingers who feel especially threatened by the rising prominence of the Democratic socialist. (Why you so obsessed with her, anyway?)

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But if one member of Netflix’s hit series Queer Eye has anything to say about it, the freshman congresswoman may be giving her critics even more to talk about, thanks to a tweet from the show’s interior designer, Bobby Berk, who reached out to volunteer his services on Monday (h/t Vogue).

On Tuesday, Ocasio-Cortez got the message—and invited Berk to “swing by [her] office” to address the “[bachelor] pad/warehouse type situation” going on there—including a rainbow Post-It wall?

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And this is where it gets really exciting, because Berk said he’d love to. At last glance, the two were moving the conversation to DM.

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But for those of us who are fans of the second (or third, if you count the original UK version) iteration of “the Fab Five,” the prospect of getting a congressional makeover (for free-99) is nothing short of thrilling—if it falls within Congressional guidelines. After all, did you see what Berk did for Kansas City BBQ legends the Jones sisters (including helping them bottle and launch a line of sauces) in one of the most tear-jerking episodes of their recently released Season 3? *sniffle*

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We want AOC to get the same treatment—including a super-chic but under-budget wardrobe from Queer Eye stylist Tan France—if only because it’ll make a few right-wing heads explode (likely on the sheer gayness of it all, alone). Netflix, please, please, please make this happen; and then release it as a special, so we can all share in the joy.

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Maybe things just keep getting better, after all?

Updated: Thursday, 4/4/19 at 11:28 p.m. ET: Despite the considerable controversy (read: faux outrage) this post seemed to spark in our comments section, as reported by Vogue, Ocasio-Cortez was, by all appearances, thrilled to welcome four of the Fab Five—Jonathan Van Ness, Bobby Berk, Tan France, and Antoni Porowski—to Capitol Hill this week, after all. (Karamo Brown, where were you?)

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There, they not only got a tour from the freshman firebrand, but met Speaker Nancy Pelosi and fellow congresswoman Pramila Jayapal (D-Wa.), and did a little unofficial lobbying for the Equality Act.

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And while no tear-jerking makeovers took place on the taxpayers’ dime, a great time was apparently had by all. (So can we all move on to actual pressing political issues, now?)

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Maiysha Kai is Managing Editor of The Glow Up and your average Grammy-nominated goddess next door. Minneapolis born, Chicago bred, New York built. Nuance is her superpower.