Ivana Alawi

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Ivana Alawi - Biography, Profile, Facts, and Career

Ivana Alawi is a Filipino actress, model, YouTube star, and TikTok star.

She became famous after joining the reality show StarStruck in 2015.


Ivana Alawi began her career in the entertainment industry in 2011 by playing a supporting role in the TV series Tween Hearts, using the screen name Mariel Rey at the time.

Four years later, she joined the reality TV show StarStuck, using her real name, Mariam Al-Alawi, this time. She has been taking on numerous minor roles in various TV series ever since.

The TV series she was in included Magpakailanman (2016), Once Again (2016), and Juan Happy Love Story (2016).

Around 2017, she enjoyed some time off from the entertainment industry and poured her energy into her other ambition, which is working for the fashion industry.

In 2018, she started adopting a new screen name after joining Star Magic agency and PPL Entertainment to continue her acting career.

Her first project after her hiatus was to play one of the supporting roles in the early evening TV series Precious Hearts Romances Presents: Araw Gabi in 2018.

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  • Real Name: Mariam Sayed Sameer Marbella Al-Alawi
  • Stage Name: Ivana Alawi
  • Also Known as: –
  • Nickname: Ivana
  • Birthday: December 25, 1996
  • Birthplace: Manila, Philippines
  • Zodiac Sign: Capricorn
  • Nationality: Filippino-Moroccan
  • Religion: Islam
  • Professions: Actress, Model, YouTube Star, TikTok Star
  • Education: British School of Bahrain, Global Academy (Culinary Arts), Enderun Colleges (Fashion Marketing)
  • Hobbies: Traveling, working out
  • Facebook: Ivana Alawi Official
  • Twitter: @IvanaAlawi
  • Threads: @ivanaalawi
  • Instagram: @ivanaalawi
  • TikTok: @ivanaalawi
  • YouTube: Ivana Alawi Official

Height, Weight & Appearance

  • Height: 168 cm (5’6”)
  • Weight: –
  • Blood Type: –
  • Hair color: Brown
  • Eye color: Brown
  • Body measurements: –
  • Shoe size: –
  • Dress Size: –


  • Father: Samier Al-Alawi
  • Mother: Fatima Marbella
  • Brother: Hashim Alawi
  • Sister: Mona Louise Rey, Amira Alawi

Boyfriend & Dating History

Marco Gumbo

In 2021, Ivana was rumored to be dating fellow actor, Marco Gumbo.

However, these rumors were never confirmed.

Net Worth

Ivana has an estimated net worth of $1 million to $10 million. She mainly earns from her career as an actress, model, YouTube star, and TikTok star.


  • Ivana has a skincare line business named Ivana Skin.
  • Her elder sister, Amira Alawi, is a disc and radio jockey in the Philippines.
  • Ivana enjoys swimming and horseback riding.
  • She lives with her mother after her parents divorced.
  • Her younger sister, Mona Louise Rey, is a child artist and model in the Philippines.
  • Ivana and her mother used to work all kinds of side jobs to support their finances.
  • She can speak English, Arabic, and Filipino.
  • Ivana loves dressing up.
  • She would rather stay at home and watch Netflix than join a party at a club.
  • Her father, Samier Al-Alawi, is Moroccan while her mother, Fatima Marbella, is Filipino.
  • She started her career in the entertainment industry at an early age.
  • After her father passed away, she became the heiress of his wealth, which is a mansion in Bahrain.
  • She was a rebel as a kid.
  • Ivana’s YouTube channel is one of the most subscribed YouTube channels in the Philippines.
  • Her dream is to work in the fashion industry.
  • She often models for bikinis wears.
  • Her favorite cities are Ottawa and New York.
  • Ivana is often involved in charities.
  • Her favorite sports are cricket and baseball.
  • She spent most of her childhood in Bahrain.
  • Her ideal type is someone who loves her just the way she is.
  • Her net worth is around…

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  • Praybeyt Benjamin 3 (-), as the main character
  • Sitsit (2020), as Joyce
  • 3pol Trobol Huli Ka Balbon (2019), as Stacy Ramirez
  • Open (2019), as Monique

TV Series

  • A Family Affair (Kapamilya Channel | 2022), as Cherry Red Magwayen
  • Sino ang Maysala?: Mea Culpa (ABS-CBN | 2019), as Lolita Del Rio
  • Precious Hearts Romances Presents: Araw Gabi (ABS-CBN | 2018), as Rina
  • Ang Probinsyano (ABS-CBS | 2018), as Madonna
  • Magpakailanman (GMA Network | 2016), as Young Lourdes
  • Once Again (GMA Network | 2016), as Joan
  • Juan Happy Love Story (GMA Network | 2016), as Princess
  • Tween Hearts (GMA Network | 2011), as Alexa

TV Shows

  • StarStruck (GMA Network | 2015), as the contestant

Music Video Appearances

  • Inferno (2021) – Sub Urban & Bella Poarch


  • 2019 PMPC Star Awards for Television – Best New Female Personality – Sino ang Maysala?: Mea Culpa

Ivana Alawi is known for frequently transforming herself into a better individual. And as an actress, such adaptability is one of many qualities that is nice to have.