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Angel Vasquez-Evangelista is a former member of the House of Abundnace, leaving alongside Blanca Rodriguez, a former escort, and a former employee for Show World. While working one night by the Piers, she becomes romantically invested in her newest client Stan Bowes. Despite repeatedly being let down, she continued having relations with him until the unexpected meeting with his wife Patty.

Years after the affair ended, she continued to engage in sex work before being pulled aside by her house Mother, who motivated her to take on a career in modeling instead. Despite fears of being clocked by the eyes on her, Angel became a recurring client under Miss Ford and the Ford Agency. She also becomes romantically involved with Lil Papi Evangelista.


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Early Life[]

Angel, assigned male at birth, lived with a mother and father. A day in her childhood, she stole a red leather pump shoe and took it home. She attempted to sneak the shoe into her room but it dropped from her coat. Though Angel begged her parents to keep it, she received a slap from her father; her relationship with her parents ultimately changed since the incident ultimately leading to her running away.[3]

Royal House of Abundance[]

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Christmas Promise[]

Angel was brought to a leased, furnished apartment by Stan Bowes. Becoming intimate, she requested that on Christmas Day he visit her, even if it was to only last for an hour. Stan never showed up.[3] She leaves and returns to the House of Evangelista's apartment. Stan's wife Patty eventually learns of the affair and seeks her out, tracking her down to a ball. They talk in a diner, and Patty learns that Angel is trans. Stan eventually returns to her and asks to go with her to a ball so he can learn about her world. She takes him to one but he grows overwhelmed and leaves. After a conversation with Blanca, Angel cuts off the affair with Stan, telling him that the House of Evangelista is her family and she needs to be there for them.


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In Her Honor[]

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Modeling Opportunity[]

She is back working at the Piers for only a little while before Blanca grabs her from them and encourages her to try out for a modeling competition. After being encouraged to pursue her dream of modeling by Mother Blanca, Angel was escorted to a try-out for new models. Separated from Blanca and Lil Papi, she met Miss Ford who, having informed her in needing professionally-taken photographs, arranged a photo shoot for her with a friend. Regrouping later, she tells the good news to her house family.

A day later, she visited the photographer Andre Taglioni and his crew for the photo shoot. During preparations, Angel conversed with Taglioni, Taglioni commenting that he was familiar with her from the Piers; she also admits that she would not be able to pay for a complete set, offering to settle an arrangement. Afterwards, the two and company captured her in various outfits, poses, and backdrops throughout the evening until they remained and were alone. With the camera forced on her, Angel was instructed by Taglioni to undress fully and was photographed.

Walking a ball category and receiving grand prize, Angel ran out from the room and weeped in the corner before being approached by a concerned Blanca and Lil Papi. With their attempts to comfort her, she revealed to them that the photography, having clocked her from her prior escort days and knowing she could not pay for the photos, had captured her nudity, expressing a fear he would use the images for pornographic magazines. Her house Mother and sibling enraged by this revelation, the group went to Taglioni's studio, Papi beating the photographer while Blanca and Angel searched for the photos for Miss Ford as well the collection of naked pictures and the negatives.

Meeting with Miss Ford with the professional photos, Angel whispers to her that she would not know the efforts taken to be allowed into her modeling agency.[6]

Funeral Arrangements[]

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Falling Out and Career Revival[]

While visiting her sickly mother Blanca Evangelista at Roosevelt Hospital, Angel mentioned that during a photoshoot, she encountered a queen from the ball scene; she went to see Miss Ford at her office after the visit, being informed that she had been clocked, contracts being pulled from different venues.

She sought her apartment, drinking heavily alone until the arrival of Lil Papi Evangelista. She told Papi that they found out about her transgender identity through a queen from the balls and repeatedly said she would not be able to find work. During one evening, Angel was approached again by Papi, being shown a business card for Esteban Martinez Talent Management. Though he told her that she would be one of his cilents, she rebuffed that she would need legitimate work opportunities.[7]

Spiraling Addiction[]

Finding her success in modeling in Europe under the Esteban Martinez Talent Management in early 1990s, Angel continued to smoke cocaine in secret as she anxiously await new modeling gigs from Lil Papi.[8]

Wedding Preparations[]

Bridal Plans[]

to be added[1] During this time a romance forms with Lil Papi. After being invited to a club that is graced by models, artists, and photographers, they are both coaxed into doing cocaine. Angel becomes addicted and it starts to impede her reliability as a model. Damon reveals this to Blanca, but she is hesitant to kick Angel out due to Angel being like a daughter to her. Angel eventually sits Blanca down, takes responsibility for her addiction, moves out with Lil Papi, and quits doing cocaine. During one of her photoshoots for a company, a member of the ballroom scene clocks Angel as trans and informs some of the other workers there. Word spreads and Angel's contracts start getting pulled. She goes home and drinks heavily until Lil Papi finds her. He resolves to open up his own modeling agency specifically for trans women, and he and Angel get engaged. Towards the end of the season, he secures her a modeling job in Germany and they fly off to it.

Emotional Setback[]

to be added[1][9] It has been a little while since Angel's last modeling gig and she begins to start smoking cocaine again due to worry. After an intervention from her loved ones, she quits.


to be added[9] She and Papi begin planning for the wedding and Elektra agrees to pay for it. Papi learns he has a son who was born before he got together with Angel, and Angel walks out, believing she is not ready to be a mother. After receiving advice from Blanca and paying a visit to her estranged father, Angel returns to Papi and agrees to help him raise his son as theirs. They have a beautiful wedding attended by many members. Afterward, they go on a honeymoon with Papi's son to Disney World and play on the beach. She eventually returns to New York and is still a successful model, stepmother, and wife.


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Snarky, occasionally immature, and fittingly prone to drama, Angel seeks validation and love. She hopes to survive and succeed in a world that repeatedly discards her.




  • Stan Bowes: Angel engaged with Stan one evening upon watching as he circled the block. Though the two become open with one another and share a kiss, she develops an attraction to him.
  • Lil Papi: Angel and Papi begin as a sibling-like relationship at the start of House Evangelista. In many situations, they exhibit bickering, but have strong love. When Blanca sought to bring Angel into the world of modeling to escape escort servicing at the Pier, Papi and Angel advanced into a budding relationship between them, with Papi fully supporting her newfound career choice despite the trials that placed a strain on their romance.


  • Blanca Rodriguez: She and Angel appear to have been friends for years, both being former members of House Abundance together. Blanca harbors maternal and loving feelings towards her and sees her as the next mother of the House of Evangelista.
  • Damon Richards and Ricky: Angel shares a brother-sister relationship since the establishment of House Evangelista. With the inclusion of Ricky, she extended this relationship with him. During Blanca's questioning in relation to Lil Papi, she and Damon avoided directly answering the questions, but Angel quickly attacks Ricky for his role that led to Papi's initial disownment from the house. After moving forward in a career as a model, she and Papi are caught by Damon for using cocaine in the house, at the time having Damon promise not to tell; however, during his speech at the dinnertable grows increasingly heated between the two about their respective futures, Angel and Damon soon arguing in an effort to reveal Angel's drug use that grows into a fight that tears much of the house apart.
  • Candy: Though the two eventually belonged to two separate houses, Angel held a supportive and caring relationship with Candy despite the snarky and nasty remarks during some of their interactions. Both women expressed having negative perceptions of their own body and ventured people like Clarissa and Miss Orlando for silicone injections. They also share in their experiences as sex workers.
  • Miss Ford: Ford was introduced to Angel through a networking event in which models within the city registered to become part of the agency's clients. Though she did not accept the homemade photos taken with Papi, Ford gave Angel an opportunity to join, recommending a photographer willing to reduce his price for professionally shot images of Angel's modeling potential. She would also conduct a later interview, the admission charted down to four other women. Though Angel's "sassiness" snipped her initial chance to become a model for a cosmetics brand, Ford presented the newcomer with an open opportunity when a model dropped out during a photoshoot, leaving Angel as an alternative.


  • Andre Taglioni: In seeking a suggested professional photographer to take needed photos of her to enter the model agency, Angel met Andre, who cited having seen her at the Pier before. During their session, she was eventually demanded to undress and fondle for him; when she was unable to pay for the images, she had been assaulted. She later confessed this to Blanca and Lil Papi, who retaliated and collected the polaroids and negatives of Angel for Miss Ford.


Behind the Scenes[]

  • In an early draft of the pilot episode, Angel was a mixed race trans girl named Asia.[10]