• Full name: Ava Zinn
  • Also Known as: Bitch (by Caprice), Dick (by Ella), Stupid Bitch (by Caprice)
  • Species: Human
  • Gender: Transgender female (M2F)
  • Eyes: Blue
  • Hair: Greying blond
  • Height: 5’9″ (without heels)
  • Weight: 280 lbs
  • Affiliation(s): Zinn Family
  • Partner: Angie Nieves (m. 2001 wid. 2010)
  • Position: Household Owner, Semi-Retired Webmaster
  • First Appearance: Come Out of Hiding, Caprice

Ava Zinn is one of the two main protagonists of Caprice & Ella, alongside her cat, Caprice. Ava loves to hang out in the living room talking to Caprice and Ella.


Aeverine Frathleen “Ava” Nieves (née Zinn), better known as Ava Zinn, was born a boy on January 4, 1983, in LaGrange, Illinois, later growing up in Mill Township/Gas City, Van Buren and Marion, Indiana with her mother Margaret and her brother Albert; and graduating from Mississinewa High School to pursue her dream of becoming a Special Education teacher. However, after being dis-enrolled from Indiana Wesleyan University in September 2001, everything changed. On December 1, 2004, she transitioned to female. Ava moved from Marion to Fort Wayne on May 14, 2018, after 22 years in Marion and 35 years in Grant County, Indiana.
Ava was the owner of her channel and has been seen and heard in every episode she has made over the years. She has lots of other YouTube channels aside from Caprice & Ella, with the most popular being Vote for the Girls, Queen of the Willis, INNewsCenter, Vape Back!, Retail Nightmares.

Caprice was Ava’s first animal after moving to Fort Wayne, which Caprice was adopted from the Allen County SPCA (now Humane Fort Wayne). Ava’s second animal was a dog named Ella.

Ava was married to Angie from May 27, 2001, until Angie’s death on June 1, 2010, and Ava has not remarried.

What Ava Likes

  • Veggie Burgers
  • Vegetarian Hot Dogs
  • Caprice (to a degree)
  • Ella (The most, as she grounds Caprice for even touching her)
  • Playing with Ella
  • Feeding Caprice and Ella wet food
  • Music (particularly female vocalists)
  • Alisan Porter
  • Kellie Martin
  • YouTube
  • Animated Comedy
  • Classic Game Shows
  • Vaping
  • Drinking Diet Dr. Pepper, Diet Mountain Dew, Coke Zero, Dr. Pepper Zero Sugar
  • Subway
  • Taco Bell
  • Domino’s Pizza
  • Bandido’s
  • Cooking on the Grill
  • Home Improvements
  • Indianapolis Colts
  • Indiana Pacers
  • Chicago Bears
  • Drinking beer and vodka
  • Classic TV in general

What Ava Dislikes

  • Forgetting to buy wet food and milk
  • Being considered ‘whipped’ by Caprice & Ella
  • Death threats from Caprice
  • Caprice’s complacency
  • Ella being disobedient
  • Caprice being evil and grumpy
  • Being called Mom
  • Being mis-gendered (since Ava is a transgender female)
  • Violence
  • Drama
  • Lies
  • Caprice slapping her fingers
  • Rap
  • Taking medication and alcohol on the same day


  • Most of the time, Ava gets angry at Caprice and/or Ella when they didn’t do things her way.
  • Unlike Caprice, Ava is more friendly and kind-hearted to people she remembered. This is in stark contrast to her personality on “Vote for the Girls.”
  • Ava’s favorite stores are Kroger, Walmart, and Meijer.
  • Ava’s favorite restaurant is Subway.
  • Caprice & Ella is similar to Steve Cash’s The Talking Kitty Cat series and is similar to Steve Cash, Shelby, Sylvester, Random Kitty, and Gibbyson, or maybe similarly based on “Queen of the Willis” similar to Ava, Shushu, and Tabby. The main characters of Caprice & Ella are based on the Garfield franchise.
  • Ava lived in Marion, Indiana for 22 years before moving to Fort Wayne, Indiana in May 2018. Prior to living in Marion, she lived in Van Buren for 11 years where she grew up and thus calls Van Buren her hometown.
  • Ava never obtained her first driver’s license and often relies on CitiLink or walks