‘Mob Wives’ fans are heartbroken over the loss of Angela ‘Big Ang’ Raiola, as she was the show’s most lovable star. Every Big Ang appearance on ‘Mob Wives’ was memorable, but we’ve rounded up a tribute to the reality star with her top eight of all time!
Every character on Mob Wives has a big personality, but Angela “Big Ang” Raiola was certainly one of the fan favorites. After Big Ang sadly lost her battle with cancer on Feb. 18 at just 55 years old, fans immediately mourned her incredible spirit on social media. But while heartfelt tweets are a sweet way to honor Big Ang, the most proper way to remember the reality star is to highlight her best Mob Wives moments!
1. Her “Boop boop boop” botox
Big Ang sure loved her botox! It wasn’t just her big lips that she’ll be remembered for, though — it’s the hilarious way she described her procedure!
2. Meeting Victoria Gotti
When Big Ang couldn’t take the craziness of her Mob Wives friends anymore, she went to the “boss’ daughter,” Victoria Gotti, for advice. It wasn’t the funniest of Ang’s moments on the show, but it was certainly memorable!
3. ‘Miami Monkey’
After the success of her Drunken Monkey bar in Staten Island, Big Ang expanded her business to Miami for a spinoff show titled Miami Monkey. We knew from Mob Wives that Big Ang loved to party, so once she had her own show centered around drinking, of course it was hilarious!
4. Going to see a psychic
While Big Ang has said that she sees psychics pretty often, one episode featured a whole segment of her visiting her psychic, Anita. In her confessional before the visit, Big Ang admitted that she’s very superstitious and that they make her feel better — which makes for some hilarious reactions during the session. But there was one quote that was pretty classic Big Ang: “Some people go to church, I go to psychics.” Watch the episode where Big Ang visits Anita here!
5. Her pin-up photo shoot
There’s not much that makes Big Ang uncomfortable, but her nerves got to her when she Big Ang stripped it down for a sexy photoshoot. But those nerves definitely subsided by the end! “I feel like the centerfold of Penthouse magazine,” she said. Oh, Big Ang.
6. When she got her dog Little Louie and took him shopping
If there’s a dog to perfectly match Big Ang’s big personality, it’s definitely a fluffy Pomeranian named Little Louie. Okay, that might not actually sound like a good fit, he was the perfect little “dress up doll” for Big Ang!
7. Her “wise guys”
One of Big Ang’s many famous phrases was the “wise guys” from her past that she would always talk about. When she took Little Louie shopping, she had no problem admitting that dating “wise guys” got her some pretty awesome gifts! Buy season 2 of Mob Wives right here!
8. Any time she was in a bikini
Big Ang loved her voluptuous bod, but perhaps what she loved most was flaunting it in a bikini — and boy did that make for some memorable moments!
Although these are some pretty standout Mob Wives moments, there’s plenty more where these Big Ang memories come from. She will certainly be missed!
What’s your favorite Big Ang moment, HollywoodLifers? Send your thoughts to her loved ones as they grieve during this difficult time.