Ivana Alawi is one of the most famous Filipino actresses of her generation. She is also one of the most followed social media star from Asia.
Fans of Alawi knows that she rarely collaborates with other vloggers. She has very few friends since she has been victimized by traitorous people in the show business who she thought were her friends.
Ivana has an elder sister named Amira Alawi, elder brother named Hashim “Hash” Alawi and younger sister named Mona Al-Alawi, an actress professionally known as Mona Louise Rey.
In 2018, Ivana started her YouTube channel, which often features her big brother Hash, their little sister Mona and their mother while Amira chooses to keep her privacy. Here are 13 things about Ivana:
- Alawi was born Mariam Al-Alawi to Moroccan father Samier Al-Alawi and Filipino mother Fatima Marbella.
- She spent her childhood in Bahrain and her parents separated when she was young.
- She is 5’6″.
- In 2015, she used her birth name when she competed in “StarStruck” Season 6 on GMA Network.
- In 2016, she appeared in the GMA shows “Magpakailanman,” “Juan Happy Love Story” and “Once Again.”
- She played a supporting role in the ABS-CBN series “Araw Gabi” in 2018.
- Her father died of a heart failure in December 2018.
- From 2018 to 2019, she played Amor/Madonna in the ABS-CBN series “FPJ’s Ang Probinsiyano.”
- In 2019, she played Lolita del Rio in the ABS-CBN series “Sino ang Maysala? Mea Culpa,” which earned her the Best New Female Personality award from the Philippine Movie Press Club (PMPC) Star Awards for Television.
- In 2019, she starred in the films “3pol Trobol: Huli Ka Balbon!” and “Open.”
- It was revealed in 2019 that she was a victim of identity theft. A website called Manila Bookings is using her photos claiming that she was offering escort services.
- She was 23 years old when she was brought to tears in 2020 after being pranked by Raffy Tulfo on his show “Wanted Sa Radyo” with the help of her sister Mona and their mother.
- In 2020, she generously helped Filipinos need during the new coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic.