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Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez’s Exclusive Interview With Brut

What she wanted to become as a kid, the moment that changed her life and what Trump is doing right… Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez talks to Brut. Exclusive interview by our journalist Sruthi Gottipati at the C40 Cities World Mayors Summit.

Inside her improbable rise to superstardom

What did you want to become when you were a kid? You said you’ve never wanted to join politics: 
 Well, the first thing I ever remember wanting to be… Well when I was 4, I wanted to be an olympic swimmer. But the first real career I remember wanting to be was actually a scientist. I entered college as a premedical student, after winning some science competitions, some global science competitions, in high school. So, my first passion was medicine and science and then public health and community organizing. 
 Your dad passed away when you were in college, he never got the chance to see your dramatic rise, what do you think he would’ve told you if he was here today?: 
 Well he was a big, kind of jokester and he would prank and laugh a lot and so I think that he would find all this very amusing because he did very much instil somewhat stubborn ideals in me as a child and I think he would be very amused to find out where that has kind of led. I think he would be proud but he would probably make fun of me every once in a while too.

And are you happy now in your daily life of being a politician? What do you miss in your personal and professional life?: 
 I am happy now. It is very overwhelming and I, quite literally, went from being an anonymous waitress to a very well-known politician almost overnight. And so that adjustment was very difficult and quite challenging even just from a logistical level. But, aside from that, the mission and the work that I do is something that I love and I gain a lot of meaning from it. So I’m quite happy now, but things that I miss… I miss, you know, kind of that anonymity, the ability to walk into a bar with some friends and hang out, and go to happy hour, go to my corner store in my sweatpants and things like that but I wouldn't trade it for the world.

Brut.

10/15/2019 11:57 AM

21 comments

  • Jeslin T.
    10/22/2019 12:21

    Piece of crap

  • Morgan H.
    10/21/2019 02:51

    Lame woman who should not represent anyone

  • Sandipan B.
    10/19/2019 10:42

    Hillary k chete dilo

  • Prem K.
    10/17/2019 06:19

    Hi ocasio

  • Aditya C.
    10/16/2019 07:57

    she is piece of shit

  • Kapoor A.
    10/16/2019 06:34

    i umm do apologis1e cos my speakers ar7ent functioning

  • Dhurba R.
    10/16/2019 06:17

    Big fan here

  • Hussain S.
    10/16/2019 01:00

    India.....best..

  • Manish B.
    10/15/2019 18:10

    Brut india is going big, congrats, it's good you managed to get AOC!!

  • Raghavendra G.
    10/15/2019 17:46

    Fuck sudo lebral brut.

  • Nazeer S.
    10/15/2019 17:23

    Thanks India

  • Shivam L.
    10/15/2019 17:19

    Super

  • Pratik L.
    10/15/2019 17:08

    Hmmm

  • Richa D.
    10/15/2019 17:01

    Flies to Copenhagen and scares gullible people into believe world will die in 12 years. No wonder.

  • Praveen K.
    10/15/2019 16:40

    Good

  • Abhay C.
    10/15/2019 16:33

    AndhBhakts are gonna abuse her for sure😂😂

  • Shebin C.
    10/15/2019 16:25

    Very good questions asked and nicely answered... Though the caption of the video may be tweeked a bit... It may send a wrong message

  • Harsh
    10/15/2019 16:25

    Just here to flex

  • Farhan M.
    10/15/2019 16:18

    Fuck aoc trump is the best

  • Kapil J.
    10/15/2019 16:12

    You are asking wrong questions. Ask her how to make a good cocktail