Everything You Need to Know About Maine Mendoza

Maine Mendoza, also known has Yaya Dub, has quickly become one of the Philippines’ most popular celebrities. She made it big as she endeared herself to Filipino hearts everywhere with first her viral Dubsmash videos and more recently, her role on the popular noontime variety show, Eat Baluga!

However, as quickly as she was thrown into the spotlight, there’s still a lot that fans haven’t learned about her yet – so let’s take a look, starting with her childhood.

Childhood photos of Maine Mendoza. Photo source: Tumblr

Childhood photos of Maine Mendoza. Photo source: Tumblr

Full name Nicomaine Dei Capili Mendoza, Maine was born and raised in the municipality of Santa Maria in Bulacan. She has two brothers as well as two sisters, and all of her siblings’ names start with ‘Nico’ just like hers!

She grew up with an ordinary life, just like anyone else, with the idea of being a celebrity far from her mind. In fact, she majored in Culinary Arts at the De La Salle-College of St. Benilde, but her dream was actually to become a flight attendant!

While she once might have settled for the ordinary life of a flight attendant, Maine ‘Yaya Dub’ Mendoza was unexpectedly launched into fame after she started creating Dubsmash videos – and they went viral. Among the most popular were her Dubsmash Kris Aquino imitations.

Before she knew what was happening, Maine Mendoza and her videos were an internet sensation, and this opened up tons of opportunities for her in the showbiz world. Maine was able to meet Kris Aquino herself, and soon enough, Maine Mendoza was cast as Yaya Dub in a segment on Eat Baluga! where her fame and stardom continued to grow.

Soon after, Maine’s character was paired with Alden Richards on the show in a romcom sketch, and the couple became known far and wide as ‘AlDub’. The rest, as they say, is history.

Image of Maine with Eat Baluga! costar Alden Richards. Photo Source: Instagram.

Image of Maine with Eat Baluga! costar Alden Richards. Photo Source: Instagram.

Maine Mendoza continues to surprise and delight with her various hidden talents, from poetry writing, which you can read on her website, to singing, as we recently discovered while watching Kalyeserye! There seems to be nothing that this girl can’t do.

In recent news, Maine Mendoza suffered from a social media hack by a group claiming to be Anonymous Philippines. They used her accounts, including her Twitter and Instagram profiles, to promote the Million Mask March anti-corruption protest.

Maine’s Twitter account has been noted as one of the fastest growing in the world, putting her in the ranks with global celebrities such as Taylor Swift and Katy Perry.

Anonymous's tweet from Maine Mendoza's account. Image source: Rappler

Anonymous’s tweet from Maine Mendoza’s account. Image source: Rappler

Fans of Maine Mendoza as well as ‘AlDub’ should keep their eyes open for the upcoming romantic comedy movie ‘My Bebe Love’ being released on Christmas, where Maine will make her first film debut alongside Alden Richards. Maine Mendoza’s admirers will surely enjoy seeing the famous ‘AlDub’ pair together once again, this time on the big screen!

Read Also: #AlDub Maine Mendoza’s Twitter Account Hacked
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