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Ivana Alawi gives self an 8-carat diamond ring: “Bakit ako mag-aantay sa lalaki?”

By PhilSTAR L!fe Published Jan 11, 2021 4:24 am Updated Jan 11, 2021 5:56 am

Ivana Alawi is not only a pretty face as this girl can live on her own hump.

On her 24th birthday last Dec. 25, 2020, the YouTube sensation gave herself an 8-carat diamond ring as a “symbol of self-love.”

She revealed this in her YouTube vlog on Jan. 6.

“Bakit ako mag-aantay sa lalaki? E ‘di, bilhan ko na lang sarili ko, ‘di ba?” Alawi said. “And it’s just a symbol to love myself. Parang gift ko siya sa sarili ko.”

The ring features a huge round-cut gemstone at the center, further prettified by the smaller diamonds around the band. It was made by jeweler Lvna by Drake Dustin.

Ivanna Alawi's 8-carat ring

“So nakapalibot siya ng diamonds and pina-gold ko siya kasi favorite ko ‘yung color gold sa mga accessories,” she said.

Alawi revealed that she first saw the ring during her endorsement shoot for the jeweler last year. She fell in love with it, so much so that she feared damaging it.

“Noong nasa shoot kami, takot na takot ako. Sabi ko, ‘Naku, Diyos ko, baka mawala,’” she recounted. “Takot na takot ako suotin. Sabi ko baka mawala.”

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Now, Alawi couldn’t be any prouder of herself for making her dream come true.

“Parati akong bumibili ng singsing pero ito yung malaki,” she said. “It’s also an investment kaya ko siya binili. Hindi ko siya binili dahil, ‘Ay, gusto ko ‘yan kasi malaki.’ Binili ko siya kasi kada tumatagal, nagiging mas mahal siya.”

And the actress highlighted, “Hindi ako engaged, I am just loved.”

“This is my gift to myself and I’m so proud kasi it’s a reminder to work hard for your dreams, kasi dati pangarap ko lang talaga ‘to, e. 'Tapos ‘di ba, naging sa akin na siya and it’s just a dream come true,” she added.

“I will treasure this tapos ‘yung mga anak ko, sila mga makakamana nito,” she concluded.

Aside from the ring, Alawi rewarded herself with luxury shoes from Alaïa, Dior, and René Caovilla.

Photos from Ivanna Alawi on YouTube.