Angela "Big Ang" Raiola is 100% female, not a transvestite, transgendered person, or a man. After becoming famous for appearing on VH1's Mob Wives, Raiola's extensive plastic surgery led to rumors regarding her true or original gender, but she is indeed a female.
Angela Raiola was born on June 30, 1960 in Brooklyn, New York. She is an actress, known for Big Ang (2012), Staten Island Summer (2015) and Big Morning Buzz Live with Nick Lachey (2011).
Big Ang is the niece of Salvatore "Sally Dogs" Lombardi, a deceased captain of the Genovese crime family. Angela, a single mother of 2 was born and raised in Brooklyn, NY with her two sisters and four brothers.
Of interest, plastic surgery doesn't always turn out the way people want it to - and that's true for celebrities as well as the rest of us. Take a look at these celebrity plastic surgery disasters at CBS News.