Who is Ivana Alawi?
Ivana is a Filipina-Moroccan actress, model, YouTube star and business woman, perhaps best known to the world for her YouTube channel, being the most subscribed-to Filipino celebrity on the video sharing platform.
Ivana Alawi Wiki: Age, Childhood, and Education
Born Mariam Sayed Sameer Marbella Al-Alawi on 25 December 1996, in Bahrain, she’s the third of four children of her Filipino mother, Fatima Marbella, and Moroccan father, Samier Al-Alawi. She’s the older sister of Mona Alawi, a young Moroccan-Filipino actress and model.
Her parents separated when she was seven years old, and she flew alone to Philippines all alone to live with her mother and siblings. Her mother had to work various jobs to support the family.
Ivana became interested in acting while in high school, and was encouraged to pursue her dreams by her younger sister Mona, who had already launched her career. Ivana featured in several high school plays, then when she matriculated, she entered the Filipino reality TV show “StarStruck”., which made her popular in her country, and earned her a contract with the talent agency GMA Artist Center.
She didn’t enroll at college, as she opted to pursue her career.
Ivana made her acting debut in 2016, when chosen for the part of Princess in the TV series “Juan Happy Love Story”. The show was created by Denoy Navarro-Punio, with the main stars Heart Evangelista, Gloria Romero and Dennis Trillo, about a man who struggles to make a commitment to one woman and a girl, a hopeless married romantic. The same year, she appeared in two episodes of the TV series “Magpakailanman”, which starred Mel Tiangco, Elle Ramirez, and Lovely Rivero.
She returned to acting three years later, with the role of Monique in the romantic-drama film “Open”, starring JC Santos, Arci Munoz and Ina Raymundo.
The same year, she appeared in the action comedy film “3pl Trobol Huli Ka Balbon”, with Coco Martin, AiAi Delas Alas and Jennylyn Mercado in the lead roles.
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To speak further of her accomplishments, Ivana was cast in the horror-thriller film “Sitsit”, with Jake Cuenca, Dido de la Paz and Sarah Patricia Gill in the lead roles, then starred in the action-comedy film “Praybeyt Benjamin 3”, alongside Vice Ganda and Joko Diaz.
Moreover, she is now working on the action-comedy film “Partners in Crime”, in which she will star with Vice Ganda. The film is currently filming, and scheduled for release later in 2022.
She launched her YouTube channel in 2018 in a desire to bring her ideas closer to her fans. Her first video – “My Secret to Bigger Boobs!” – came out in 2019, and now has close to six million views. After a few thousands, Ivana uploaded her second video “First Vlog! Follow Me Around”, which showcased one of her regular days – what she does, wears, and what happens in a day of a Filipina star.
Gradually, she was becoming more popular, which also complemented her acting career, but was also slowly turning into a YouTube star as well. She began uploading various videos, such as showing a day in her life while in Morocco, then her skincare routine, and a couple of challenges and reaction videos. Moreover she made an “iPhone 11 Pro Giveaway” video, and a travel vlog in the USA, which now has more than 6.5 million views.
Her popularity has continued to expand, and before 2020, she had more than five million subscribers on her You Tube channel, introducing new content to her fans, such as prank and surprise videos among others.
Since then, Ivana has become the most popular Filipina YouTuber, with more than 16 million subscribers, while her videos have amassed more than 1.2 billion views.
Some of her most popular videos include “A Day In My Life”, which has been viewed more than 30 million times, then “Naprank Si Ivana *May BF Si Mona*”, which has 29 million views, followed by “Prank on Strangers On The Street *Umiyak Ako Di Ko Kinaya*”, with 25 million views, and “Ignoring Ivana Prank”, with 19 million views to date, among many other videos that have millions of views.
Ivana Alawi is a model as well. Throughout the years, she’s graced pages of numerous magazines, including Playboy, among others. She’s advertised numerous food , drink, and fashion brands such as Gucci, in her modeling career, including Dew Power Up, and others. Ivana has used her Instagram account for her business collaborations, and now has over nine million followers on her official account.
Interested in make-up from an early age, she’s tried a lot of skin care products over the years. However, she couldn’t find the right one for herself, so decided to launch her own product. She combined certain ingredients, working on the right formula with the people from the industry and successfully created her own skin care product line, Ivana Skin, which she sells through the website Ivanaskin.com.
According to reports, Ivana Alawi’s net worth is estimated at over $6 million, as of late 2022, earned through her successful involvement in the entertainment industry, and through her business endeavors.
Personal Life, Dating, Married, Boyfriend, Children
Ivana is yet to reveal who her boyfriend is. Over the years, she’s been the subject of several rumors, but nothing turned out to be true. She was rumored to be dating actor Marco Gumabao, but is yet to confirm that speculation. Moreover, she’s expressed her admiration for actor Joshua Garcia, which created another buzz. However, Ivana hasn’t confirmed anything yet.
According to reports, she’s single and focused on her rising career.
Appearance and Vital Statistics
The Filipina star has dark brown hair and brown eyes. She’s 5ft 7ins (1.7m) tall, weighs approximately 120lbs (54kgs), with vital statistics of 38-24-36, bra size 34D.