• Mariam Sayed Sameer Marbella Al-Alawi, known as Ivana Alawi, born in Manila, Philippines on 25 December 1996
• She's an actress, YouTuber and a model, known for her role in the 2020 horror thriller movie “Sitsit”
• Raised in Manila alongside her three siblings, by their Moroccan father and their Filipino mother
• Launched her YouTube channel in 2018, and it has 13.3 million subscribers and 810 million views of all her videos combined
• As of June 2021, her net worth has been estimated at over $400,000
Ivana Alawi Wiki Bio
Mariam Sayed Sameer Marbella Al-Alawi, known better as Ivana Alawi, was born in Manila, Philippines on 25 December 1996 – her zodiac sign is Capricorn, she holds Filipino nationality, and is also of part-Moroccan descent. She’s an actress, YouTuber and a model, who’s perhaps known best for her portrayal of Joyce, in the 2020 horror thriller movie “Sitsit”, written and directed by Ato Bautista, and which starred Jake Cuenca, Dido de la Paz and Sarah Patricia Gill. It’s made up of two movies, one featuring an old photographer who’s trying to find an ancient Chinese potion to make him young again, and the other a woman who’s adopted a stray dog, which has transformed into a monster to protect her from harm.
Early life, parents and education
Ivana was raised in Manila alongside her three siblings, by their Moroccan father and their Filipino mother. Her younger sister Mona Louise Rey is also an actress and a model.
Ivana became interested in acting while attending a local high school, and was mostly motivated and encouraged by her sister Mona, who had already launched her acting career. She appeared in a number of school plays, often playing lead characters, and upon matriculating in 2015, Ivana entered the Filipino reality TV talent competition show “StarStruck”. She gained recognition, and so signed a contract with the talent agency GMA Artist Center. She hasn’t attended college.
Career as an actress
Ivana’s acting career was launched in 2016, when she portrayed Princess in the pilot episode of the comedy series “Juan Happy Love Story”. Created by Denoy Navarro-Punio, it starred Dennis Trillo, Heart Evangelista and Gloria Romero, and follows the lives of a man with commitment issues, and a woman who’s a hopeless romantic, while the two are married.
The same year saw her play KC in the episode “The Rape Video Scandal”, and Young Lourdes in the episode “Ang Lolo Kong Prosti” of the drama “Magpakailanman”. It’s been airing since 2012, numbering over 380 episodes, and stars Mel Tiangco, Elle Ramirez and Lovely Rivero, while it follows the true story of Super Tekla. The series has been nominated for seven awards.
Ivana’s following role came in 2019, when she starred as Monique in the romantic drama film “Open”, directed by Andoy Ranay, and which starred JC Santos, Arci Munoz and Ina Raymundo. It follows a couple who have agreed to sleep with other people, to try and save their relationship. The movie was nominated for eight awards. In the same year, Ivana starred as Stacy Ramirez, in the action comedy movie “3pol Trobol Huli Ka Balbon”, written and directed by Coco Martin, who also starred in it, alongside Ai-Ai de la Alas and Jennylyn Mercado. It follows Apollo who has learned about a secret in his agency, and has been accused of murdering his former boss, who had learned the secret first and passed it on to Apollo, only to be murdered minutes later. It was nominated for two awards.
Her most recent appearance has been in the 2020 action comedy movie “Praybeyt Benjamin 3”.
Career as a YouTuber
Ivana’s a huge YouTube star – she launched her channel on 1 June 2018, and it’s today subscribed to by more than 13.3 million people, and numbers over 810 million views of all her videos combined. She’s mostly focused on uploading videos which depict her everyday life, and occasionally features her siblings and friends. Ivana likes to do challenges and pull pranks, and occasionally does ‘Questions and Answers’ videos.
We’re going to mention three of her most popular videos, which have helped her attract many subscribers.
Ivana’s most popular video “A DAY IN MY LIFE | IVANA ALAWI” has been watched over 27 million times since 30 October 2019, and shows what a normal day in her life looks like.
Her second most popular video “NAPRANK SI IVANA! *MAY BF SI MONA* | IVANA ALAWI”, has been seen over 26 million times since 13 November 2019, and follows Mona pranking her sister Ivana.
Ivana’s third most popular video “PRANK ON STRANGERS ON THE STREET! *UMIYAK AKO DI KO KINAYA* | IVANA ALAWI” has been watched over 20.5 million times since 14 March 2021, and the title’s quite self-explanatory.
Ivana’s an Instagram star, as she’s amassed close to seven million followers on the network, while she’s uploaded close to 350 pictures, most of which feature her wearing lingerie and swimsuits, and often have her large breasts in focus.
She launched her Twitter account in November 2018, and it’s today followed by more than four million people, while she tends to tweet at least once a day. Her Facebook account is followed by more than 15 million people, and she’s also a TikTok star, having amassed more than 5.3 million followers, and over 13.2 million likes of all her videos combined. These most often feature her lip syncing and dancing.
— Ivana Alawi (@IvanaAlawi) July 13, 2021
Love life and boyfriend
Ivana’s highly secretive when it comes to her love life, and hasn’t spoken of any men (or women) whom she has perhaps been with. This is mostly why there are rumors circulating the internet concerning her current relationship status, as well as her sexual orientation.
It was reported in 2019 that Ivana was perhaps courted by the Congressman Dan Fernandez, after the two were seen spending time together on multiple occasions. Ivana quickly stated that he was only one of her friends, and that they occasionally went out together with their mutual friends, but that nothing romantic has ever happened between them.
There are also some who believe Ivana to be a lesbian, and that this is why she hasn’t mentioned any boys whom she has perhaps dated.
A fan has even claimed to have seen Ivana kissing a girl who could perhaps be her girlfriend, however, no evidence has been provided to support this.
As of June 2021, Ivana seems to be single, hasn’t married and doesn’t have children.
Hobbies and other interests
Ivana likes to travel, and has been to various European countries and US states, for both work and pleasure. Her dream travel destination is Paris in France.
She’s interested in fashion, and is trying her best to keep up with the latest fashion trends, so is a shopaholic, as she goes shopping for clothes a couple of times a week.
Ivana’s a lover of animals, with her favorites being horses – she learned to ride at the age of eight.
She’s physically highly active, and has a couple of training sessions at the gym each week, thus her slim figure. Ivana’s also following a strict diet, and has given her fans advice on dieting and working out in her YouTube videos.
She likes to watch Hollywood movies in her spare time, and her favorite actor and actress are Matt Damon and Natalie Portman, while a couple of her favorite movies are “Good Will Hunting”, “Leon: The Professional” and “V for Vendetta”.
Age, height and net worth
Ivana’s age is 24. She has long brown hair and brown eyes, her height is 5ft 6ins (1.68m) and she weighs around 128lbs (58kgs).
As of June 2021, her net worth has been estimated at over $400,000.