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It was not so long ago that the youngest Congresswoman in US history felt her life was over.

Ms Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez found herself bar-tending and waitressing at the age of 28, scrubbing tables after restaurant shifts and falling asleep on the subway ride home.

“I once got pick-pocketed, and everything I earned that day was stolen. That day, I locked myself in a room and cried deep… I honestly thought as a 28-year-old waitress I was too late; that the train of my fulfilled potential had left the station,” she said on Instagram.

Bronx-born and of Puerto Rican descent, the international relations and economics degree holder grew up watching her mother mop floors, drive school buses and answer phones to make ends meet, especially after her father died.

She brought the same work ethic to…

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