Ivan Anthony Dorschner was born in Los Angeles to a German-Irish father and a Filipina mother. He has four paternal half-siblings, two are from his dad’s previous marriage and the other two is from his latest stepmother who is a Korean. Ivan was raised in California, every year during the summer, he often goes to the Philippines for at least two weeks for a vacation. During his childhood, he has been a Boy Scout and got the highest rank, Eagle Scout. Ivan graduated from high school in 2008 at Verdugo Hills High School, in Tujunga, CA. He studied then at the College of the Canyons with International Diplomacy studies (shifted from Bio-Science), but put on hold until his third year when he decided to stay in the Philippines.
Dorschner modeled and did photoshoots not only in the US, but also in the Philippines. Later on then became a ramp model for a clothing line known as Folded and Hung, was guested in the show Us Girls, was brought to the stage in Showtime, and even played HepHepHooray in one Philippine’s most known TV Program, Wowowee. The duration of his visit that time, never did he realize that he’d be in a reality show called Pinoy Big Brother: Teen Clash 2010. Dorschner stayed in the house for 3 1/2 months with the help of his fans voting him to stay in, emerging fifth among the six finalists topped by Fil-Aussie James Reid who garnered 19.75 percent of text votes.