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Ava Hangar is an Italian drag performer and one of the contestants of the first season of Drag Race Italia.

Drag Name Origin[]

Ava Hangar's name is a combination of the French term "avant-garde", the name of American actress Ava Gardner and that of Hungarian-Italian model, actress and former pornographic actress Éva Henger.[2]

Track Record(s)[]

Seasons Competed: Italia Season 1
Ranking: 5th Place
Maxi Challenges Won: 0
Mini Challenges Won: 2 (Eps. 2, 5)
Times as Team Captain: 0
Times in Bottom Two: 3 (Eps. 3, 4, 5)
Episode Eliminated: Episode 5

Memorable Quotes[]

Drag Race Italia Season 1[]

  • "LET'S GOOOOOOOOOOOOOO... sì." (entrance quote)
  • "Fammi la santa cortesia di starti zitta." (to Enorma Jean in Episode 1)
  • "E sentirmi dire ''camionista'', mi fa incazzare come una biscia. Perché la trovo una mancanza di studio; di studio! Su cosa cazzo è l'arte queer nel 2021, in Italia e nel resto del mondo."
  • "We are queer and we are here. [blows a kiss]" (exit quote)


  • "Ava Hangar è un personaggio delle favole... una favola forse mai scritta. Sicuramente una zia, una zia rassicurante. Quella zia che ti allungava la dieci euro per comprarti prima il panino, e poi, più avanti con l'età, magari i preservativi." (in Meet the Queens)
  • "HAI CAPITO!?" (in Meet the Queens)
  • "Se mi dovessi definire con una parola, direi... pazza. Pazzissima. Pazzissimissimissimissimissimissimissima? Più uno." (in Meet the Queens)

Farewell Message[]

"Continuate a fare la storia. Là fuori ci aspetta un mondo bellissimo. LOVE, AVA"


  • Ava started doing drag in 2018.[5]
  • Ava's biggest inspirations are Wanda Osiris, Delia Scala, Sandra Milo, Marisa Laurito and Moana Pozzi.[5]
  • Ava studied circus skills at the FLIC Scuola di Circo in Turin, and graduated in 2010. Subsequently, she worked there as teacher and filmmaker from 2014 to 2018. As of 2019, Ava is studying in The Netherlands to get a master's degree in show making.[6]
  • In 2019, Ava won the title of Miss Drag Queen Italia, after winning Miss Drag Queen Piemonte and Miss Drag Queen Val d'Aosta.[2]
  • Ava has her own one-woman show called Tender.[2]
  • Ava's favorite seasons of RuPaul's Drag Race are Season 6 and Season 7.[7]
  • As revealed by Priscilla on Instagram, the reason Ava Hangar and Enorma Jean were punished and asked to lip sync on Episode 4 was due to insulting cast and crew members and committing Blasphemy.[8]
    • Ava Hangar later clarified she only committed blasphemy.[8]
  • Ava is the first queen to lipsync in 3 different languages (Italian, Spanish and English).
  • At 5th place, Ava is the highest placing contestant on Drag Race Italia to never win a Maxi Challenge or at least place in the top on any episode.
  • Both Ava and her drag daughter were sent home on their third lip sync by a bearded queen after being in the bottom for snatch game the previous episode.
    • It was actually Ava's fourth time lip syncing, but, due to having lip synced once for indiscipline, her third time in a bottom 2 lip sync.
  • Not including the Lipsync For The Crown, Ava is the first queen to send home two girls in one episode, followed by Rita Menu.
    • This is due to the fact that she lipsynced twice in Episode 4 (one lipsync for expulsion and one lipsync for your life), winning both lipsyncs and sending home both Enorma Jean and Divinity.


Drag Race Italia Season 1[]

Drag Race Italia Season 1 Looks[]

Drag Race Italia Season 2[]

Drag Race Italia Season 2 Looks[]



Year Title Role Notes Ref.
2021 Drag Race Italia (Season 1) Self Contestant (Placed 5th) [1]


Year Title Role Notes Ref.
2021 Hello Queens! Self Special Guest (Episode 3)

External Links[]


  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 (ITDrag Race Italia: ecco le 8 drag queen in gara | — October 29, 2021
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 2.3 2.4 (ITMiss Drag Queen viene da Carbonia ed è al top in Italia | L'Unione Sarda — August 11, 2019
  3. (ITPost by gmarcoc | Twitter — February 23, 2022
  4. (ITChi è Ava Hangar: la carriera e la vita privata della Drag Queen | Donna Glamour — November 11, 2021
  5. 5.0 5.1 (ITDrag Race Italia: intervista con Ava Hangar dal cast del reality show | Vogue Italia — November 11, 2021
  6. (ITAva Hangar – intervista dissonante con una drag queen | — October 22, 2019
  7. (ITHello Queens! — Episode 3: "Grandi Dive - con AVA HANGAR e Guest Host Pierluca Mariti @piuttosto_che!" | Spotify — November 28, 2021
  8. 8.0 8.1 (ITDrag Race Italia ha punito Enorma e Ava Hangar per BESTEMMIE | BlogTVItaliana — December 27, 2021