At the age of 15 she was taking female hormones, courtesy of the quack doctor Jimmy Treetop, and presenting as female on Christopher Street. She was inspired by Dorian Corey, and lived for a while in the House of Corey.
At 16 she was a star at the voguing balls, standing out by her fashion sense, as opposed to the outlandish costumes of Corey and Pepper LaBeija. She won the prize for being the most convincing model.
She lived by turning tricks and was the house mother for the Xtravaganza clan, being regarded as a mother by trans women and hookers several years older than herself.
Anji was diagnosed with Aids at the age of 25, and died of complications at the age of 27. Her ashes were sent back to the South Bronx, but under the name of Angel Segarra.
- Jennie Livingston (dir). Paris Is Burning. with Dorian Corey, Pepper Labeija, Angie Xtravaganza and Venus Xtravaganza. US 71 mins 1990.
- Michael Cunningham. “The Slap of Love”. Open City #6. 1993. www.opencity.org/cunningham.html.
- Jesse Green. "Paris Has Burned". The New York Times. April 18, 1993. www.nytimes.com/1993/04/18/style/paris-has-burned.html.
- "Anji Xtravaganza". Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Anji_Xtravaganza.