By LUKE KENTON FOR DAILYMAIL.COM
An eight-year-old comedian in the making has left the internet in stitches with her ‘on the nose’ impression of Democratic Representative, Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez.
Little Ava Martinez, from Rancho Santa Margarita, California, soared to social media stardom on Thursday after her stepdad Salvatore Schachter uploaded a video of her adorable imitation to Twitter.
‘Like, I want to talk about, like, climate change. Because, like, there’s no doubt cow farts are making the climate change,’ Ava can be heard exclaiming to the camera.
‘Like, in July, the climate was 96 degrees and in February the climate was 36 degrees. OMG, like that’s a huge change in the climate in only,’ —pausing to count her fingers—‘four months!’
Having been viewed more than 400,000 times, Schachter says he’s been inundated with messages from viewers insisting Ava is the spitting image of the 29-year-old congressional freshman in the amusing skit.
‘Her timing and delivery were spot on. Pure gold,’ wrote one user.
‘You can close your eyes and swear you are listening to the actual person,’ another added.
Schachter said he’d previously noticed a likeness between Ava and the New York representative, but after family members started referring to her as ‘Little AOC’, he asked if she wanted to record a video.
‘I thought it would gain attention, because she’s adorable, but not like this,’ the proud step-father told the Post.
‘She loves acting; she’s just a natural performer,’ he added.