I think everybody is drawn to AOC because the media has made it a point to try to elevate her as the sole face of the new Democratic Party.
She is the only person we hear about anymore, the only person besides Nancy Pelosi that is a household name as far as the House of Representatives go.
Why has she been elevated by the media above all others in this new Congress?
Because she is attractive, she says funny stuff which always is good for a headline and while AOC is a person of color she is not so much so that she turns off the white editors like the people who put together HuffPost and other social media outlets.
In other words in the eyes of your average social media editor she passes for white.
The danger of course like any other media created flavor of the month her time in the sunshine could be short-lived just as we saw happen with David Hogg.