Breena Ylaya Evans biography: 13 things about Indianapolis, Indiana native

Breena Marie Ylaya Evans is an American-German-Irish-Filipino model born and raised in Indianapolis, Indiana, United States. She has one sister, who is 18 years younger than her, and a brother named Brandon Ylaya Evans, who is 2 years older than her.

Brandon and Breena’s father Allen Evans is of German and Irish descent while their mother Shirley Ylaya Evans is Filipino. Shirley hails from Pasil, Cebu City, Philippines.


Allen was in the U.S. Marine Corps and was stationed in the Philippines when he met Shirley. They got married on May 7, 1990.

Breena is a dog lover. Here are 13 more things about her:

  1. She was in Santa Monica, California, USA in March 2016 and in Marina del Rey, California in July 2016. In August 2016, she and Khalif Boyd modeled for KDNK.
  2. In September 2016, she was in Los Angeles, California. In October 2016, she was in New York City, New York, USA and modelled for Serengetee with Leif Erik Offerdahl.
  3. She was in La Jolla, California in July 2017, in Arcadia, California in August 2017, in Tokyo, Japan in November 2017 and in Malibu, California in December 2017.
  4. In 2018, she visited different parts of California including Pasadena, San Diego and Redlands. On December 17, 2018, she took to Instagram to congratulate Miss Universe 2018 Catriona Gray, who represented the Philippines.
  5. In March 2019, she went to Oslob, Cebu, Philippines, which marked her first visit to her mother’s home country. In April 2019, she visited other parts of the Philippines including Baguio City and Olongapo. On June 30, 2019, she visited an alpaca farm in Somis, California.
  6. She was featured in the music video of Hatim Ammor‘s song “Albak Yemchi Lhalo“, which was released in August 2019. In the same month, she visited Austin, Texas, USA.
  7. In March 2020, she went back to Cebu. She also visited other parts of the Philippines including El Nido, Palawan and Santa Rita, Olongapo.
  8. In January 2021, she was in Cancun, Quintana Roo, Mexico where she tried jet skiing for the first time.
  9. In June 2021, she was in Rome, Italy with Mister Republika ng Pilipinas-Europe 2019 Benedykt Kaszuba, who is of Polish and Filipino descent.
  10. She visited Dobrzankowo, Gmina Przasnysz, Poland and Tirana, Albania in September 2021 and Istanbul, Turkey in December 2021.
  11. In June 2022, she and Kaszuba were in New York City.
  12. In September 2022, she was in Taguig, Metro Manila, Philippines.
  13. She was 27 years old when she submitted her Miss Universe Philippines 2023 application on February 17, 2023. She was supposed to represent Mandaue and compete against 38 other candidates at the SM Mall of Asia Arena in Pasay City, Metro Manila on May 13, 2023 but she withdrew from the competition on March 5, 2023.

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