Over the weekend, the congresswoman took to Instagram Stories to open up about a recent trip to the beautician's during which she was asked whether she wanted her upper lip waxed.
"I just went to the nail salon just so I can feel human,” she told her 3.4m Instagram followers.
“Nothing special, just trying to get some paint, cut my cuticles, whatever... My nails are getting painted, and the woman's like, 'Your eyebrows are too big for your face,' and I'm sitting there, and she's like, 'Moustache?' And I'm like [gasps]," she added.
The representative for New York's 14th congressional district, who is commonly referred to as AOC, added: "First of all, I thought I came here to feel good about myself. Second of all, what if I like my moustache? Ever think about that?"
In response to the videos, several of Ocasio-Cortez’s supporters have tweeted to note how relatable the politician's experience in the nail salon is.
“Honestly @AOC posting an Instagram story about how her nail lady said her eyebrows were too big and that she has a mustache is the most #relatablecontent I’ve ever seen from an elected official, [sic]” wrote one Twitter user.
Another added: “Indian aunties tell me that every time I get my eyebrows threaded so I guess @AOC and I have a lot in common.”
“Hearing @AOC talking on her Instagram stories about her insecurities is so meaningful to me,” another tweeted.
“To have member of Congress telling a story about their manicurist criticizing her eyebrows, and then reminding me and all her followers that we all have flaws and are worthy anyway. [sic]”
— Rose (@Rose_Khann)May 12, 2019
— Sharmeen Aly (@sharmeenaly)May 13, 2019
Hearing @AOC talking on her Instagram stories about her insecurities is so meaningful to me. To have member of Congress telling a story about their manicurist criticizing her eyebrows, and then reminding me and all her followers that we all have flaws and are worthy anyway. 💖— elizabeth lorraine 🦄 (@elizabethraine)May 12, 2019
This isn’t the first time the politician has opened up about her beauty routine.
In January, the congresswoman shared her make-up and skincare ritual with her Instagram followers, revealing her love of press-on nails, and describing her beauty routine as a “blend between K-beauty and scientific consensus”.
Last month, the 29-year-old revealed she was cutting back on the use of Facebook, Twitter and Instagram, for the benefit of her health.
Speaking about the potential for harm to people’s mental health by spending too long on social media, Ocasio-Cortez said she planned to cut down on the amount of time she spent on the platforms.
“I personally gave up Facebook, which was kind of a big deal because I started my campaign on Facebook. And Facebook was my primary digital organising tool for a very long time. I gave up on it,” she told listeners, according to The New York Post. “Social media poses a public health risk to everybody.”
Speaking on the podcast Skullduggery, she added: “There are amplified impacts for young people, particularly children under the age of three, with screen time. But I think it has a lot of effects on older people. I think it has effects on everybody. Increased isolation, depression, anxiety, addiction, escapism.
“I’ve started to kind of impose little rules on myself.”