Teigen tweeted the invite to Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez on Friday, adding, "There will be pizza"
With more than two million Twitter followers, freshman Democratic Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez gets numerous messages a day — and on Friday she added a very special invite to that bunch when Chrissy Teigen asked her to watch the Grammys together this weekend.
“Hello my hero,” Teigen, 33, tweeted at Ocasio-Cortez. “Do you wanna come over and watch the grammys with us? there will be pizza.”
Modern Family star Jesse Tyler Ferguson quickly seconded the invite, and Teigen chimed back in to say that Ferguson would also be attending. “Help me!!” she tweeted at him, joking, “Tell her [Ocasio-Cortez]we are normal.”
But the 29-year-old breakout lawmaker didn’t need much convincing. Within a few hours she responded to enthusiastically accept the invite.
“Yes!” she wrote back to Teigen. A nod to her future host’s foodie roots, she added, “We can live-tweet me burning something in the kitchen.”
Since upending political expectations last year when she unseated a longtime representative in her primary in New York City, Ocasio-Cortez has rocketed to national prominence — earning widespread plaudits as well as conservative ire for her unabashedly progressive policies.
Most recently she announced a proposed “Green New Deal” to fight man-made climate change. “As a blueprint for liberal ambition, it was breathtaking,” the New York Times reported. She also went viral (again) with a clip shared by James Corden of comments made in the House of Representatives about the ways campaign finance laws permit the mixing of business interests and legislation.
Before sending Ocasio-Cortez the Grammys invite, Teigen retweeted Corden’s post.
And while Ocasio-Cortez and Teigen move in vastly different circles on opposite costs, they share a fluency with their own social media that has made them both Twitter stars.
After an old video of Ocasio-Cortez dancing in college was recirculated by trolls online in January, she playfully responded in kind, filming a new clip of her outside her Congressional office.
“I hear the GOP thinks women dancing are scandalous,” she tweeted. “Wait till they find out Congresswomen dance too!”