Queer Eyes Bobby Berk Offered to Remodel AOCs Congressional Office

first_imgStay on target Hey @AOC! I’m in DC all week girl! Put me to work! “Have time… will work for democracy!”— Bobby Berk (@bobbyberk) April 2, 2019Ocasio-Cortez smartly accepted the offer, telling Berk to “swing by our office.” RIP our post-it wall :(We were told it had to be taken down…So we moved it inside instead pic.twitter.com/qw3RMfPDeU— Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (@AOC) February 12, 2019Surely Ocasio-Cortez has neither the time nor the need for a full fashion/beauty/food/culture transformation. But boy would she make for a great hour of reality television.More on Geek.com:Ocasio-Cortez Discusses Why ‘Farting Cows’ Are Bad for Green New DealOcasio-Cortez Slams Tech Companies Over Climate Denial at ConferenceAlexandria Ocasio-Cortez Drops in on Charity Twitch Stream for Trans Kids Ocasio-Cortez Discusses Why ‘Farting Cows’ Are Bad for Green New DealOcasio-Cortez Slams Tech Companies Over Climate Denial at Conference center_img Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and Bobby Berk may have just become best friends, and I stan it.The interior designer and reality TV personality on Tuesday tweeted at AOC, offering his time and expertise during a week-long visit to Washington, D.C.“Will work for democracy,” Berk, the unsung hero of Netflix makeover show Queer Eye, wrote. Swing by our office!We’ve barely had time to hang anything up, three of my staffers are expecting babies, and we’ve got a bach pad/warehouse type situation out here. SOS!(The good news is that people are leaving a rainbow of positive post-its on our wall so that’s cute) https://t.co/vOHE6tHuMA— Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (@AOC) April 2, 2019Born and raised in the Bible Belt, Berk struggled with homophobia from a young age. He left home at 15, roughing it on the streets for a few years before landing a gig at a furniture retailer.Later, with only $100 in his pocket, a 20-something Berk relocated to New York City, where he worked at Restoration Hardware and Bed, Bath and Beyond before moving on to high-end furnishing company Portico.With no high school diploma or formal training, he climbed the ladder to creative director, and when Portico folded in 2006, Berk launched his own online store, with locations in New York, Florida, and Georgia.In 2018, he was cast as one of the Fab Five on Netflix’s Queer Eye reboot, and has been out-working the rest of the team ever since. (Love you, JVN!)Ocasio-Cortez similarly shot to fame last year when she won the Democratic Party’s primary election for New York’s 14th congressional district, defeating the 10-term incumbent in the biggest upset victory of the 2018 midterm primaries.She went on to beat Republican opponent Anthony Pappas, and at age 29 became the youngest woman ever to serve in the United States Congress.It’s unclear whether AOC and Berk have previously met. But the two seem equally enamored with one another.“We’ve barely had time to hang anything up,” the freshman congresswoman tweeted. “Three of my staffers are expecting babies, and we’ve got a bach pad/warehouse type situation out here.”According to Capitol Hill newspaper Roll Call, when lawmakers move into an office, they are traditionally met with the bare essentials—much of which is recycled from previous tenants.“New members are also entitled to a new paint job, but only a handful of colors are on offer—beige, eggshell, light blue, light gray, or light yellow,” the news site said.AOC’s office in the Cannon Building is likely “suffering a fate similar to those of other newcomers with busy schedules and government-issued furniture: It’s a bit drab,” Roll Call added.At least it’s got one thing going for it: A “rainbow of positive Post-Its” from supporters on the wall.last_img read more