As Ivana Alawi turned 24 last December 25, the Kapamilya actress-vlogger gifted herself with lavish items — something she admitted she rarely does.
For her latest vlog, Ivana shared what she got herself for her birthday and opened some of the gifts she received from her fans as well.
At the beginning of the vlog, Ivana’s mom handed her some of her favorite comfort food — a leche flan and a graham cake.
Overjoyed with her mom’s surprise, Ivana said: “My Mama makes the best leche flan. Perfect talaga gumawa si Mama ng leche flan. Itong graham naman binebenta ni Mama ’to.”
Attesting to her daughter’s simple joys, Ivana’s mom whispered in the background and said: “Ang babaw ng kaligayahan niyan. Mga ganyan lang masayang-masaya na ‘yan.”
To which Ivana responded with: “Thanks, Mom. You’re the best.”
Among the gifts Ivana received from her family, friends, and fans were luxury bags, a watch, and an 18-carat gold bracelet.
Although Ivana admits she isn’t fond of buying expensive stuff and sees herself as a simple person, she decided to buy the stuff she has long wanted to own.
Some of the items she bought for herself include four pairs of high-heeled shoes — including two René Caovillas — as well as white and gold-colored Dior sneakers on her 24th birthday.
“Ito ‘yung inaabangan ni Moana kasi ‘pag Christmas — kunwari magbi-birthday na ako, lagi akong bumibili ng sapatos — ‘yung mga gusto ko. So ayan, this is a gift to myself,” Ivana said.
Watch the video below:
Ivana is one of the country’s top YouTubers with a total of 10.5 million subscribers on her channel.