Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY) daringly dunked her face into a bowl of ice water — twice — and (presumably) survived to tell the tale.
On Instagram Live, Ocasio-Cortez explained, "I have been very very stressed out lately and today I found myself staying in a stressful mental pattern that was just creating more stress for myself. I wanted to interrupt that. Riley [her boyfriend] and I read previously that dunking your face in a bowl of ice water can be a way of redirecting by forcing your body to do a kind of reset of your parasympathetic nervous system, so I’m going to try it."
Without hesitation, Ocasio-Cortez proceeded to dunk her face into the bowl of ice water.
According to text on the video, she observed that the icy water was “very very cold."
“It gave me a brain freeze,” the text on the video added after Ocasio-Cortez emerged from her first dunk. “But I must say it worked! Turns out dunking your head into freezing cold ice water is a pretty good way to redirect. Hope this helps someone!”
The video ends as Ocasio-Cortez plunges in a second time. We can only assume she survived. Watch the chilling video below: