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Her character Cherry Red in the A Family Affair may be an only child, but avid followers of Ivana Alawi know that she is the third among four siblings. But among her two sisters and one brother, she is apparently the closest to their bunso, Mona.

As we get a glimpse of their adorable bond by watching their vlogs uploaded on Ivana’s YouTube channel and following them on social media, we could all agree that they’re indeed one of the celebrity siblings we truly adore. And here are three of the reasons why:

 

They love and support each other

First is because of the unconditional love and unwavering support they have for one another. It may be Mona who was able to make her dream of becoming an artista come true when she became a child star in the late 2010s, but Ivana was definitely okay with it and was very much supportive of her little sister’s blooming career even though she’d been receiving a slew of rejections then. And now that her time to shine has finally come, Mona is her loudest cheerleader.

Besides, it was also Mona who encouraged to become a YouTuber and even helped her in her earliest vlogs by being her videographer and editor. But behind the vivacity of Mona is a young girl who has already gone through a lot when it comes to her health.

With all the successes and blessings, Ivana revealed in an interview with showbiz reporter and talent manager Ogie Diaz that she’s actually willing to give everything in exchange of her family’s health, especially of Mona, who is diagnosed with Type 1 juvenile diabetes. She further disclosed that they’ve been finding better medications for her, so she’s been working hard to give her the best. Besides, she firmly believes that one day, Mona will miraculously heal.

The 26-year-old actress then emotionally related how it pains her to see Mona suffer and get disheartened. Thus, she always encourages her to fight because she’s going to get depressed and be not as bubbly as she is at present if they’re going to lose her. After all, she and their whole are her sources of strength and inspiration to keep going on in life.

Ivana also happily imparted that Mona’s condition is getting better and her blood sugar level is almost normal by that time.

When asked how she would describe Mona, the A Family Affair actress said, “Naku, parang siya ‘yong ate. She’s so matured. I think, nakikita rin ng viewers na sobrang talino niya, sobrang matured niyang mag-isip, and she inspires me because despite all the pain, nakakapagpasaya pa rin siya ng mga tao e. I want to be just like that.”

If there’s one thing that Mona wants her to be, it’s for her to be happy. Mona would always tell her Ate Ivana that she wants her to be happy, the same way that she makes everyone her happy because that is what’s important to her.

 

They both have innate sense of humor

In that same interview, she revealed that it was Mona who came up with the idea of her putting up her own YouTube channel as she never failed to amuse her family with her natural sense of humor. Her little sister encouraged her to focus more on showing people her genuine self rather than pretending to be someone that was really not her.

Thanks to Mona, their family is able to share the infectious good vibes to all of us through their vlogs! We get to see the funny side of Ivana that we don’t usually see on TV, as well as how a natural comedienne she actually is. Their tandem does not only delight us with their presence, but also make us laugh with their innate sense of humor and rib-tickling banters.

 

They love to go twinning

As Filipinos, we probably experienced at least once in our lives to have coordinating outfits with our siblings when we were still kids. But it seems that Ivana and Mona have never outgrown that as they apparently love to wear clothes that are either identical or in the same color, style, or design, a.k.a. “twinning”, as seen in their photos in this gallery. Aren’t they pretty and cute?

Who would need a “jowa” when you have a lovable and supportive sister like Ivana and Mona, right? Go through this album to see some of their precious moments together!

Catch Ivana as Cherry Red on A Family Affair, weeknights on Kapamilya Channel, Kapamilya Online Live, A2Z, iWantTFC, and TFC.

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LOOK: Ivana’s precious moments with her sister Mona

LOOK: 23 Photos of Ivana and Mona that perfectly captured their sisterly love!

Ivana and Mona Alawi are definitely one of the celebrity sibling tandems that we truly admire!

PHOTO CREDIT: @IVANAALAWI IG

Mary Ann Bardinas August 09, 2022 12:52 AM

LOOK: 23 Photos of Ivana and Mona that perfectly captured their sisterly love!

Ivana and Mona Alawi are definitely one of the celebrity sibling tandems that we truly admire!

PHOTO CREDIT: @IVANAALAWI IG

Mary Ann Bardinas August 09, 2022 12:52 AM

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LOOK: Ivana’s precious moments with her sister Mona

LOOK: 23 Photos of Ivana and Mona that perfectly captured their sisterly love!

Apparently, they love to go “twinning”.

PHOTO CREDIT: @IVANAALAWI IG

Mary Ann Bardinas August 09, 2022 12:52 AM

LOOK: 23 Photos of Ivana and Mona that perfectly captured their sisterly love!

Apparently, they love to go “twinning”.

PHOTO CREDIT: @IVANAALAWI IG

Mary Ann Bardinas August 09, 2022 12:52 AM

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LOOK: Ivana’s precious moments with her sister Mona

LOOK: 23 Photos of Ivana and Mona that perfectly captured their sisterly love!

Through the years, they’ve been at each other’s side no matter what.

PHOTO CREDIT: @IVANAALAWI IG

Mary Ann Bardinas August 09, 2022 12:52 AM

LOOK: 23 Photos of Ivana and Mona that perfectly captured their sisterly love!

Through the years, they’ve been at each other’s side no matter what.

PHOTO CREDIT: @IVANAALAWI IG

Mary Ann Bardinas August 09, 2022 12:52 AM

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LOOK: Ivana’s precious moments with her sister Mona

LOOK: 23 Photos of Ivana and Mona that perfectly captured their sisterly love!

The Alawi sisters showing how the identical dresses they were wearing could be worn in two ways.

PHOTO CREDIT: @IVANAALAWI IG

Mary Ann Bardinas August 09, 2022 12:52 AM

LOOK: 23 Photos of Ivana and Mona that perfectly captured their sisterly love!

The Alawi sisters showing how the identical dresses they were wearing could be worn in two ways.

PHOTO CREDIT: @IVANAALAWI IG

Mary Ann Bardinas August 09, 2022 12:52 AM

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LOOK: Ivana’s precious moments with her sister Mona

LOOK: 23 Photos of Ivana and Mona that perfectly captured their sisterly love!

“Together everyday at home.”

PHOTO CREDIT: @IVANAALAWI IG

Mary Ann Bardinas August 09, 2022 12:52 AM

LOOK: 23 Photos of Ivana and Mona that perfectly captured their sisterly love!

“Together everyday at home.”

PHOTO CREDIT: @IVANAALAWI IG

Mary Ann Bardinas August 09, 2022 12:52 AM

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LOOK: Ivana’s precious moments with her sister Mona

LOOK: 23 Photos of Ivana and Mona that perfectly captured their sisterly love!

Ivana is truly blessed to have Mona and their whole family every step of the way.

PHOTO CREDIT: @IVANAALAWI IG

Mary Ann Bardinas August 09, 2022 12:52 AM

LOOK: 23 Photos of Ivana and Mona that perfectly captured their sisterly love!

Ivana is truly blessed to have Mona and their whole family every step of the way.

PHOTO CREDIT: @IVANAALAWI IG

Mary Ann Bardinas August 09, 2022 12:52 AM

ivana mona bonding  

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LOOK: Ivana’s precious moments with her sister Mona

LOOK: 23 Photos of Ivana and Mona that perfectly captured their sisterly love!

“Happy birthday to my best friend, sister, babygirl, prankster @_monaalawi i love u forever and ever.”

PHOTO CREDIT: @IVANAALAWI IG

Mary Ann Bardinas August 09, 2022 12:52 AM

LOOK: 23 Photos of Ivana and Mona that perfectly captured their sisterly love!

“Happy birthday to my best friend, sister, babygirl, prankster @_monaalawi i love u forever and ever.”

PHOTO CREDIT: @IVANAALAWI IG

Mary Ann Bardinas August 09, 2022 12:52 AM

ivana mona bonding  

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LOOK: Ivana’s precious moments with her sister Mona

LOOK: 23 Photos of Ivana and Mona that perfectly captured their sisterly love!

“My bestie + My sister + My bebe girl.”

PHOTO CREDIT: @IVANAALAWI IG

Mary Ann Bardinas August 09, 2022 12:52 AM

LOOK: 23 Photos of Ivana and Mona that perfectly captured their sisterly love!

“My bestie + My sister + My bebe girl.”

PHOTO CREDIT: @IVANAALAWI IG

Mary Ann Bardinas August 09, 2022 12:52 AM

ivana mona bonding  

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LOOK: Ivana’s precious moments with her sister Mona

LOOK: 23 Photos of Ivana and Mona that perfectly captured their sisterly love!

“MY BESTIE”

PHOTO CREDIT: @IVANAALAWI IG

Mary Ann Bardinas August 09, 2022 12:52 AM

LOOK: 23 Photos of Ivana and Mona that perfectly captured their sisterly love!

“MY BESTIE”

PHOTO CREDIT: @IVANAALAWI IG

Mary Ann Bardinas August 09, 2022 12:52 AM

ivana mona bonding  

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LOOK: Ivana’s precious moments with her sister Mona

LOOK: 23 Photos of Ivana and Mona that perfectly captured their sisterly love!

“Happy birthday to my forever love, bestfriend, videographer, editor, prankerista, bebegirl, strong, tech expert and best sister @_monaalawi.”

PHOTO CREDIT: @IVANAALAWI IG

Mary Ann Bardinas August 09, 2022 12:52 AM

LOOK: 23 Photos of Ivana and Mona that perfectly captured their sisterly love!

“Happy birthday to my forever love, bestfriend, videographer, editor, prankerista, bebegirl, strong, tech expert and best sister @_monaalawi.”

PHOTO CREDIT: @IVANAALAWI IG

Mary Ann Bardinas August 09, 2022 12:52 AM

ivana mona bonding  

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LOOK: Ivana’s precious moments with her sister Mona

LOOK: 23 Photos of Ivana and Mona that perfectly captured their sisterly love!

“Gym buddy + bestie”

PHOTO CREDIT: @IVANAALAWI IG

Mary Ann Bardinas August 09, 2022 12:52 AM

LOOK: 23 Photos of Ivana and Mona that perfectly captured their sisterly love!

“Gym buddy + bestie”

PHOTO CREDIT: @IVANAALAWI IG

Mary Ann Bardinas August 09, 2022 12:52 AM

ivana mona bonding  

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LOOK: Ivana’s precious moments with her sister Mona

LOOK: 23 Photos of Ivana and Mona that perfectly captured their sisterly love!

They’re equally beautiful, right?

PHOTO CREDIT: @IVANAALAWI IG

Mary Ann Bardinas August 09, 2022 12:52 AM

LOOK: 23 Photos of Ivana and Mona that perfectly captured their sisterly love!

They’re equally beautiful, right?

PHOTO CREDIT: @IVANAALAWI IG

Mary Ann Bardinas August 09, 2022 12:52 AM

ivana mona bonding  

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LOOK: Ivana’s precious moments with her sister Mona

LOOK: 23 Photos of Ivana and Mona that perfectly captured their sisterly love!

Before rising to fame, Ivana was one of little sister’s solid supporters.

PHOTO CREDIT: @IVANAALAWI IG

Mary Ann Bardinas August 09, 2022 12:52 AM

LOOK: 23 Photos of Ivana and Mona that perfectly captured their sisterly love!

Before rising to fame, Ivana was one of little sister’s solid supporters.

PHOTO CREDIT: @IVANAALAWI IG

Mary Ann Bardinas August 09, 2022 12:52 AM

ivana mona bonding  

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LOOK: Ivana’s precious moments with her sister Mona

LOOK: 23 Photos of Ivana and Mona that perfectly captured their sisterly love!

Mona has always regarded her Ate Ivana as “best sister in the world, no one can eve replace you”.

PHOTO CREDIT: @IVANAALAWI IG

Mary Ann Bardinas August 09, 2022 12:52 AM

LOOK: 23 Photos of Ivana and Mona that perfectly captured their sisterly love!

Mona has always regarded her Ate Ivana as “best sister in the world, no one can eve replace you”.

PHOTO CREDIT: @IVANAALAWI IG

Mary Ann Bardinas August 09, 2022 12:52 AM

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LOOK: Ivana’s precious moments with her sister Mona

LOOK: 23 Photos of Ivana and Mona that perfectly captured their sisterly love!

Enjoying the island life with one another.

PHOTO CREDIT: @IVANAALAWI IG

Mary Ann Bardinas August 09, 2022 12:52 AM

LOOK: 23 Photos of Ivana and Mona that perfectly captured their sisterly love!

Enjoying the island life with one another.

PHOTO CREDIT: @IVANAALAWI IG

Mary Ann Bardinas August 09, 2022 12:52 AM

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LOOK: Ivana’s precious moments with her sister Mona

LOOK: 23 Photos of Ivana and Mona that perfectly captured their sisterly love!

“Traveling with your Best Friend is the best thing ever”.

PHOTO CREDIT: @IVANAALAWI IG

Mary Ann Bardinas August 09, 2022 12:52 AM

LOOK: 23 Photos of Ivana and Mona that perfectly captured their sisterly love!

“Traveling with your Best Friend is the best thing ever”.

PHOTO CREDIT: @IVANAALAWI IG

Mary Ann Bardinas August 09, 2022 12:52 AM

ivana mona bonding  

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LOOK: Ivana’s precious moments with her sister Mona

LOOK: 23 Photos of Ivana and Mona that perfectly captured their sisterly love!

They weren’t able to hide their excitement when it snowed during their trip to Japan in 2016.

PHOTO CREDIT: @IVANAALAWI IG

Mary Ann Bardinas August 09, 2022 12:52 AM

LOOK: 23 Photos of Ivana and Mona that perfectly captured their sisterly love!

They weren’t able to hide their excitement when it snowed during their trip to Japan in 2016.

PHOTO CREDIT: @IVANAALAWI IG

Mary Ann Bardinas August 09, 2022 12:52 AM

ivana mona bonding  

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LOOK: Ivana’s precious moments with her sister Mona

LOOK: 23 Photos of Ivana and Mona that perfectly captured their sisterly love!

Whiling away the time on their way to Baguio seven years ago.

PHOTO CREDIT: @IVANAALAWI IG

Mary Ann Bardinas August 09, 2022 12:52 AM

LOOK: 23 Photos of Ivana and Mona that perfectly captured their sisterly love!

Whiling away the time on their way to Baguio seven years ago.

PHOTO CREDIT: @IVANAALAWI IG

Mary Ann Bardinas August 09, 2022 12:52 AM

ivana mona bonding  

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LOOK: Ivana’s precious moments with her sister Mona

LOOK: 23 Photos of Ivana and Mona that perfectly captured their sisterly love!

Ivana and Mona have been showy of their affection for each other on social media.

PHOTO CREDIT: @IVANAALAWI IG

Mary Ann Bardinas August 09, 2022 12:52 AM

LOOK: 23 Photos of Ivana and Mona that perfectly captured their sisterly love!

Ivana and Mona have been showy of their affection for each other on social media.

PHOTO CREDIT: @IVANAALAWI IG

Mary Ann Bardinas August 09, 2022 12:52 AM

ivana mona bonding  

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LOOK: Ivana’s precious moments with her sister Mona

LOOK: 23 Photos of Ivana and Mona that perfectly captured their sisterly love!

She is definitely a proud ate to Mona!

PHOTO CREDIT: @IVANAALAWI IG

Mary Ann Bardinas August 09, 2022 12:52 AM

LOOK: 23 Photos of Ivana and Mona that perfectly captured their sisterly love!

She is definitely a proud ate to Mona!

PHOTO CREDIT: @IVANAALAWI IG

Mary Ann Bardinas August 09, 2022 12:52 AM

ivana mona bonding  

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LOOK: Ivana’s precious moments with her sister Mona

LOOK: 23 Photos of Ivana and Mona that perfectly captured their sisterly love!

“Nothing beats Sister love.”

PHOTO CREDIT: @IVANAALAWI IG

Mary Ann Bardinas August 09, 2022 12:52 AM

LOOK: 23 Photos of Ivana and Mona that perfectly captured their sisterly love!

“Nothing beats Sister love.”

PHOTO CREDIT: @IVANAALAWI IG

Mary Ann Bardinas August 09, 2022 12:52 AM

ivana mona bonding  

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LOOK: Ivana’s precious moments with her sister Mona

LOOK: 23 Photos of Ivana and Mona that perfectly captured their sisterly love!

May we all have a tight bond with our siblings, just like what this dynamic duo does!

PHOTO CREDIT: @IVANAALAWI IG

Mary Ann Bardinas August 09, 2022 12:52 AM

LOOK: 23 Photos of Ivana and Mona that perfectly captured their sisterly love!

May we all have a tight bond with our siblings, just like what this dynamic duo does!

PHOTO CREDIT: @IVANAALAWI IG

Mary Ann Bardinas August 09, 2022 12:52 AM

ivana mona bonding  

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LOOK: Ivana’s precious moments with her sister Mona

LOOK: 23 Photos of Ivana and Mona that perfectly captured their sisterly love!

Way to go, Ivana and Mona!

PHOTO CREDIT: @IVANAALAWI IG

Mary Ann Bardinas August 09, 2022 12:52 AM

LOOK: 23 Photos of Ivana and Mona that perfectly captured their sisterly love!

Way to go, Ivana and Mona!

PHOTO CREDIT: @IVANAALAWI IG

Mary Ann Bardinas August 09, 2022 12:52 AM

LOOK: 23 Photos of Ivana and Mona that perfectly captured their sisterly love!
LOOK: 23 Photos of Ivana and Mona that perfectly captured their sisterly love!
LOOK: 23 Photos of Ivana and Mona that perfectly captured their sisterly love!
LOOK: 23 Photos of Ivana and Mona that perfectly captured their sisterly love!
LOOK: 23 Photos of Ivana and Mona that perfectly captured their sisterly love!
LOOK: 23 Photos of Ivana and Mona that perfectly captured their sisterly love!
LOOK: 23 Photos of Ivana and Mona that perfectly captured their sisterly love!
LOOK: 23 Photos of Ivana and Mona that perfectly captured their sisterly love!
LOOK: 23 Photos of Ivana and Mona that perfectly captured their sisterly love!
LOOK: 23 Photos of Ivana and Mona that perfectly captured their sisterly love!
LOOK: 23 Photos of Ivana and Mona that perfectly captured their sisterly love!
LOOK: 23 Photos of Ivana and Mona that perfectly captured their sisterly love!
LOOK: 23 Photos of Ivana and Mona that perfectly captured their sisterly love!
LOOK: 23 Photos of Ivana and Mona that perfectly captured their sisterly love!
LOOK: 23 Photos of Ivana and Mona that perfectly captured their sisterly love!
LOOK: 23 Photos of Ivana and Mona that perfectly captured their sisterly love!
LOOK: 23 Photos of Ivana and Mona that perfectly captured their sisterly love!
LOOK: 23 Photos of Ivana and Mona that perfectly captured their sisterly love!
LOOK: 23 Photos of Ivana and Mona that perfectly captured their sisterly love!
LOOK: 23 Photos of Ivana and Mona that perfectly captured their sisterly love!
LOOK: 23 Photos of Ivana and Mona that perfectly captured their sisterly love!
LOOK: 23 Photos of Ivana and Mona that perfectly captured their sisterly love!
LOOK: 23 Photos of Ivana and Mona that perfectly captured their sisterly love!