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.


10/15/2019 11:57 AM


  • Ivan M.
    04/29/2020 23:04

    AOC, shut up and make me another Martini please!

  • Hannah K.
    01/11/2020 20:49

    Bat shit crazy...

  • Steve R.
    01/09/2020 09:40

    she would look great in porn

  • Courtney A.
    01/09/2020 07:24

    She's a fucking joke! Lol 😆😆😆😆😆😆😆

  • Roosevelt C.
    01/08/2020 21:34

    Seems sincere and committed to improving the lives of the less fortunate. She is certainly knowledgeable about political affairs, and what a politician should be doing in order to help improve people lives.

  • Frederick K.
    01/08/2020 17:49

    And just like that, Brut became brutal... divisive and political. I'd watch TV news if I wanted political opinion. Goodbye

  • Sharon C.
    01/08/2020 03:18

    Vibrations are from the dark side, beware

  • Ron W.
    01/08/2020 00:20

    To bad she can't take care of her own district yet thinks she knows government. She should go back to being a barmaid.

  • Clive T.
    01/07/2020 22:38

    don't look into those eyes oh to late

  • Koos B.
    01/07/2020 21:05

    Instead of Brut nature they should rename it Brut clown world.

  • Gary G.
    01/07/2020 20:18

    Shes a joke and is out of her depth

  • Adam J.
    01/07/2020 20:14

    you’re seriously pathetic😂😂

  • Steve F.
    01/07/2020 15:11

    F%@$ this page I'm out

  • Mark D.
    01/07/2020 12:06

    Why are you posting an AOC interview on a nature page?

  • Justin R.
    01/07/2020 05:26

    Like nails on a chalkboard

  • Jon E.
    01/07/2020 01:47

    She is a socialist cunt.

  • Jose B.
    01/06/2020 23:08

    Beautiful and intelligent 😘

  • Janissa G.
    01/06/2020 22:07


  • Rikard M.
    01/06/2020 19:52

    Biggest farse for you little puppets to follow -

  • Ryan R.
    01/06/2020 19:04

    What an idiot!!

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