It’s hard to believe, but just a year and a half ago, most of us had never heard of Angela “Big Ang” Raiola. The woman took Mob Wives by storm, making so much of an impression that she earned herself a spin-off and a place in all of our hearts, and in honor of her birthday today (the big 5-3!), we’d like to salute her ten greatest accomplishments of the year. In the course of twelve months, she got the RuPaul’s Drag Race treatment, had dozens of fans dress like her for Halloween, got her nose pierced, and lead relief efforts after Hurricane Sandy. Hopefully she’ll take today to relax at the Drunken Monkey with some of her besties and have a drink or ten. In the meantime, take a look at all the ways Ang has entertained us this year.
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You know the thing where you take your first pet’s name and the street you grew up on to find out your porn star name? When Big Ang took our “9 Things You Never Knew About Me” questionnaire, it was determined that her porn name wins it all.