Scandal-scarred Rep. George Santos (R-NY) was overheard at a swanky Manhattan party on Tuesday night saying he has recently dropped weight by using Ozempic, a source said.
The feisty pol also allegedly declared he could beat his Beltway rival Mitt Romney in a “cage match” because he knows jiu-jitsu, when one guest suggested a face-off with Romney a la Elon Musk and Mark Zuckerberg.
Ozempic — as well as other Type 2 diabetes drugs being used for weight loss, such as Wegovy and Mounjaro — has taken Hollywood by storm.
Admitted users have included “30 Rock” comedian Tracy Morgan, popular podcaster Claudia Oshry, talk show host Sharon Osbourne and Fanatics mogul Michael Rubin.
A source at a birthday bash at high-end eatery Bice for Park Magazine publisher Chris Pape told Page Six that Santos attended, and that he told the gathering he’d lost weight with help from the wonder drug.
An insider told us: “George said, ‘I’ve lost 92 pounds on Ozempic over the last eight months,” and that his pharmacist beau had expressed concerns about the medication, but that Santos said he’d “lost nearly 100 pounds” thanks to help from the drug.
A spokesperson for Santos declined to comment on the pol’s alleged Ozempic use when we reached out, but did confirm he attended the event, (though Santos did not realize it was a birthday party).
When one attendee at the party joked to Santos that he might take on his dreaded Beltway rival Sen. Mitt Romney in a “cage match” — the way that tetchy tech moguls Musk and Zuckerberg have playfully proposed — our source said that Santos quipped, “I’d do that, but it wouldn’t be fair as I’m Brazilian, and I’d beat his butt because I studied jiu-jitsu for five years.”
When we reached out for comment, a Santos spokesperson conformed that Santos did recall the joke being made, and mentioned that he “participated in Brazilian jiu-jitsu as a young man.”
Santos is currently under a 13-count federal indictment for alleged fraud and money laundering, and he has pleaded not guilty.
He has separately also previously admitted that he lied while campaigning about his education and work experience — but he told The Post in December, “This [controversy] will not deter me from having good legislative success. I will be effective. I will be good.”
His professional credentials were called into question after a New York Times report that he misrepresented where he attended college and his alleged employment history on Wall Street.
He also previously told The Post, “I didn’t graduate from any institution of higher learning. I’m embarrassed and sorry for having embellished my resume… I own up to that… We do stupid things in life.”
Either way, a source at the Bice party told us that Santos was telling pals he’s confident he’ll win in an election again next year, and that he is supporting Donald Trump.
A source said that Santos quipped, “I’m running and the people in my district are more supportive all the time,” and that, “I’m working everyday for my constituents, and I’m going to beat all… of my Republican opponents in the primary. They’re all going to split the vote and I’m going to win.”
His rep told us that Santos, “frequently has constituents reach out to the office, in-person, and on social media to share their support.”
Our source said that Santos told guests he’d watch the GOP debate on Wednesday night, but just to, “see what nonsense they use to attack Trump.”
The insider said that Santos was telling guests he thinks he will get his committee seats back, after having stepped down from the Science, Space and Technology Committee and the Small Business Committee.
Added the insider of Santos as a party guest, “He’s actually quite charming… but there are a few problems LOL,” referring to his legal woes.
The source alleged that Santos also said, “I made bad choices because I was insecure about everything from not having a college degree to being overweight.”