If you are a social media junkie, there are pretty big chances that you have already come across the name of ABS-CBN network hottie Ivana Alawi. She is an Instagram personality who emerged into the spotlight by appearing in small roles in the network. What are the most intimate details about the actress?
Ivana Alawi is a Moroccan-Filipino actress, model, and social media personality. She rose to fame and recognition through the social media platform Instagram, where she has created an online portfolio of her acting and modeling stints. She is the older sister of Mona Louise Rey, a GMA Network child actress.
Ivana Alawi profile summary
- Name: Mariam Al-Alawi
- Ivana Alawi birthday: December 25, 1996
- Ivana Alawi age: 23
- Birthplace: Manila, Philippines
- Nationality: Filipino
- Ethnicity: Moroccan-Filipino
- Ivana Alawi parents: Fatima Marbella and Samier Al-Alawi
- Marital status: Single
- Ivana Alawi height: 168cm (5’6”)
Ivana Alawi biography
The best way to learn about this star is by answering the following question.
Who is Ivana Alawi?
Ivana is a gorgeous star hailing from the humble city of Manila, Philippines. She is one of the four children of Moroccan national Samier Al-Alawi and Fatima Marbella, a Filipino citizen. She was born on December 25, 1996, which fans adore because it is the same as Christmas day in the country. As stated during her audition for a talent show in GMA, Mariam Al-Alawi is Ivana Alawi real name.
Regarding Ivana Alawi father, not much information is known aside from the fact he once lived with her daughter in Bahrain. Though he already passed away in 2018, Ivana recalled in an interview that she was thankful for having the opportunity to mend the conflicts she had with her father. In that same interview, she admitted having to provide for her family to ease her mother's struggles.
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Ever since my dad left us way back, when he stopped supporting us, inako ko. Apat na nga kami, siya na nga naglabas sa'min, siya nagluwal, sa'min, siya pa tong magpapakahirap hanggang ngayon? Sabi ko, it's my turn. I have to take responsibility if no one's gonna take responsibility.
(I took responsibility for my family when my father left us. It was enough that our mother gave birth to all four of us. I could not let her carry the full burden of raising us all.)
Ivana Alawi family is truly lucky to have her.
Where is Ivana Alawi now?
This actress is currently based in the Philippines.
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Ivana Alawi siblings
Courage and beauty are two words that defined Ivana Alawi before she rose to prominence. Troubled by family issues, her parents separated when she was still young. In the absence of a father figure, she took it upon herself to be a good role model for her younger siblings.
Ivana Alawi sister, Mona Louise Rey, is a child actress from GMA Network. Despite her hot and sexy image online, Ivana has remained to be a wholesome influence on her younger sister by telling her not to "idolize her too much" and to "stay within her limits". Mona Louise aside, there are two other Ivana Alawi siblings, whose names are not known at this time.
The actress has created a very strong modeling portfolio by appearing as the cover girl for Playboy magazine in October 2018. Modeling aside, she has also appeared in both major and minor roles in television, particularly in ABS-CBN's drama-thriller television series "Sino ang Maysala?: Mea Culpa" (2019).
Ivana Alawi Instagram
If there is one platform that she shines the brightest, it would be in her social media accounts. Ivana Alawi Instagram account (@ivanaalawi) has over four million followers.
Amassing such numbers takes time and effort. If you check her page, you note she’s active by posting regularly. Also, her page has an incredible level of engagement with hundreds of thousands of likes and thousands of comments on each post.
Here are some of her popular posts on Instagram.
She posted this photo to celebrate her mother on Mother's Day. The post has over half a million likes and over three thousand comments.
At the time of this writing, the above post has garnered over six hundred thousand likes and over six thousand comments. Those engagement numbers prove that she has legit followers.
Ivana Alawi YouTube
While her YouTube vlog (@IvanaAlawi) has 6.39 million subscribers at the time of this writing. In her videos, she frequently features her fun and playful relationship with her younger sister. She also makes herself more personally known to avid followers by posting videos about her daily life.
Once again, her channel has grown so fast while gaining real followers since her recent uploads get millions of views within a few days.
Her most popular video is about a day in her life. She uploaded the video in October 2019 and it already has over 20 million views.
Who is Ivana Alawi dating?
Stories about Ivana Alawi boyfriend have always been around for some time. However, the actress has made it clear in an interview that she is currently not dating anyone officially. She did, however, reveal in a YouTube vlog entry that she has two exes.
Because of her prominence as a sultry model, she previously found herself in the middle of rumors that she worked for Manila Booking as an escort, where she charged P4.7 million for two hours of companionship. Such an awfully made-up Ivana Alawi scandal!
Ivana Alawi before surgery
The gorgeous star also found herself in the middle of allegations that she underwent plastic surgery to achieve her extremely good looks and perfect physique. In her interview in the late-night show ‘Tonight With Boy Abunda", the actress debunked the rumor once and for all, saying she always had a big butt and even hated it as a child.
She added, however, that she would be open to undergoing surgery to improve the looks of her nose. Not only is she a beautiful actress with a great personality, but fans love her for being honest as well.
Fun and interesting facts about the actress
If you are an avid follower of the star, here are some facts you may still not know about her:
- She is very disciplined when it comes to her body. In order to maintain her sexy physique, the star works out 4 days a week and follows a strict diet.
- Her Zodiac sign is Capricorn.
- She was a "star hopeful" in the sixth season of the GMA's reality talent search StarStruck (2015)
- When asked about her childhood crushes, she mentioned the name of Kapamilya actor and host Edu Manzano.
- She is a brave woman from the inside and out. Aside from taking up the mantle of her family's breadwinner, she also had to defend herself from a perverted person's sexual advances while working as a model.
- Fans of her blog frequently comment on her honesty and authenticity on and off-camera.
- She has a very interesting ancestry. While her mother is pure Filipino, her father, on the other hand, is of Moroccan-Arabic origins.
- She starred as veteran actor Eddie Garcia's love interest in the long-running ABS-CBN action-thriller series "Ang Probinsyano".
After reading the Ivana Alawi bio, it is easy to understand that she is an actress full of potential to carve a bigger name in the show business industry. Equipped with a solid acting and modeling resume, we have no doubts that she will make it far.
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