Every now and then we see actors and actresses who suddenly gain fame because of a remarkable role that they get to play. People get suddenly intrigued at who the actor or actress is in real life.
Recently, the success of ABS-CBN’s Precious Hearts Romances Presents: Araw Gabi not only paved way for more recognition for Barbie Imperial, but also as a comeback on television by singer-actor, JM de Guzman.
Another breakout star for the TV show is another actress who played the role of Rina who is Ivana Alawi in real life.
Ivana Alawi started out her show business career when she joined GMA 7’s reality talent show, StarStruck, during its 6th season last 2015. Ivana used the name Mariam Al-Alawi. She got into the final 14 until she was eliminated off the competition. The Ultimate Femal Survivor for the season that Ivana joined is Kapuso actress Klea Pineda.
After her stint at the Kapuso reality talent competition, Ivana then lay low from show business until she became a part of Precious Hearts Romances Presents: Araw Gabi, bagging a supporting role.
With her undeniable beauty and charm, Ivana could not help but have people’s eyes on her and sometimes even steal the spotlight from her co-actresses whenever she is in the scene.
Ivana is a 21-year-old Moroccan-Filipina model and actress who loves travelling as seen in her Instagram posts. She lived in Bahrain with her dad as while she was growing up. Just last year, the budding actress visited Rome, Italy and enjoyed some authentic gelato.
Most people might not know but Ivana is the older sister of Kapuso child actress, Mona Louise Rey, the star of Ang Munting Heredera. In Ivana’s Instagram account, she shared a photo with Mona when they went to Disneyland last 2016 and they even lovingly call each other ‘Boo.’
Ivana is also not shy when it comes to flaunting her beautiful and toned body on her Instagram account which is filled with her different beach trips in her various swimsuits.
In an article that was published last October 2018 by PEP.ph, Ivana revealed that she really looks up to Ellen Adarna. Ivana said in a press conference for her Playboy magazine cover launch at Eastwood Richmonde Hotel,
“Gusto ko yung sobrang pagiging open-minded ni Ellen. Yung wala akong pakialam sa mga sasabihin nila.”
Ivana also recently starred as Eddie Garcia’s girlfriend in FPJ’s Ang Probinsyano and has another project lined up in ABS-CBN, Mea Culpa, with Jodi Sta. Maria, Kit Thompson, Ketchup Eusebio, and Bela Padilla.