Learn how this Filipina actress went from an overnight Dubsmash success to one of the world’s most Tweeted and Googled celebrities.
Nicomaine Dei Capili Mendoza began making and sharing dubsmash videos in 2015 for the shear joy of it. Maine Mendoza, a 20-year-old who would eventually be known as Maine, was bored and waited for flight attendant applications to open, a desire she’d had since childhood.
Maine was propelled into the spotlight by chance after her imitation of former Philippine President’s daughter Kris Aquino was posted on Facebook and received 1 million views in a matter of hours.
|Full Name||Nicomaine Dei Capili Mendoza|
|Professional Name||Maine Mendoza|
|Stage Name||Yaya Dub|
|Date of Birth||03 Mar 1995|
|Place of Birth||Santa Maria, Bulacan|
|Height||5ft 4 in (163 cm)|
|Weight||50 kg (110 lbs)|
|Lives in||Santa Maria, Bulacan|
|Hair Color||Dark Brown|
|Eye color||Dark Brown|
|Profession||Actress, TV Host, Writer, Internet Personality, Singer- Songwriter, Blogger|
|Education||De La Salle–College of Saint Benilde (Hotel Management and Culinary Arts)
St. Paul College of Bocaue (High School)
|Relationship status||In a relationship|
|Boyfriend||Juan Carlos Campo Atayde a.k.a Arjo Atayde|
|Father||Teodoro Bernardo Mendoza|
|Mother||Mary Ann Capili|
|Siblings||Nicodeim Dean, Nicolas Dynn, Nicolette Ann and Nicoleen Dyann|
|Net worth||PhP60M ($1.2M)|
|Hobbies||Writing, Singing, Blogging, Travelling|
|Achievements||Most Googled female personality in the Philippines (2015)
5th most Tweeted celebrity in the world (2017)
Most Tweeted celebrity in the Philippines (2018 & 2019)
Social Media Queen, Philippines
The Phenomenal Star
|Social media Presence||http://mainemendoza.com/|
|Films||My Bebe Love: #KiligPaMore (2015)
Imagine You and Me (2016)
Enteng Kabisote 10 and the Abangers (cameo role, 2016)
Meant to Beh ( special participation, 2016)
Isa Pa With Feelings (2019)
|Songs||Parang Kailan Lang|
|Trivia||She wanted to be a flight attendant before entering show business.|
Maine Mendoza Net Worth
|Estimated Net Worth 2020||PhP 60M ($1.2M)|
|How Much Did Maine Mendoza Earn Last year?||PhP 6M ($ 119K)|
|What are Maine Mendoza’s Income Sources?||Films, TV show, business ventures (i.e MAC lipstick line, McDonalds), product endorsements|
|How Much Does Maine Earn from her businesses?||PhP 1M ($19.8K)|
|How Much Does Maine Earn from
Films and TV shows?
|PhP 3M ($59.3K)|
|How Much Does Maine Earn from
|PhP 2M ($39.5K)|
Maine Mendoza has been appointed as a brand ambassador.
Mendoza became the highest-paid brand ambassador in 2017, earning an estimated PhP 88 million ($1.7 million) in gross income because to her contagious smile and kind nature. Mendoza beat out previous champion Kris Aquino, whose parody catapulted Mendoza to popularity.
‘Belo Medical Group,’ ‘Omega,’ ‘Zonrox, bleach,’ ‘Eskinol astringent,’ ‘Tide detergent,’ ‘Nescafe,’ ‘CocaCola,’ and Shell were among the local and international companies she portrayed in television and print advertising.’ After teaming with MAC Cosmetics Philippines to establish her own lipstick brand, Mendoza inspired beauty fans.
Maine Mendoza’s Business Venture
Mendoza, who inherited her parents’ entrepreneurial abilities, founded her own McDonald’s franchise in her hometown in 2017, near her parents’ gas station. It’s a natural fit for her, as she also promotes the American fast food behemoth and has starred in one of their TV commercials alongside her onscreen boyfriend Alden Richards. According to industry sources, a McDonald’s franchise may cost anywhere between PhP 30 million ($593K) and PhP 50 million ($988K), depending on the location and architecture of the restaurant.
Maine Mendoza: House and Car
Part of the income from her business activities and product endorsements were used to buy her dream house, valued at PhP 25 million ($495 thousand), and a Hyundai Grand Starex limousine, valued at PhP 4 million ($79 thousand).
Maine Mendoza Personal Life
Those who are familiar with her are startled to learn that she dabbled in the entertainment sector. Maine’s mother, Mary Ann, claimed in an interview that her daughter is bashful and that her mischief is normally held for her brothers.
Maine Mendoza Childhood
Maine opens up about her background in her book, revealing that she was an uncomfortable youngster. She mentioned that when she was little, her family didn’t have much. She had to sleep with her siblings in the family’s lone room as a youngster.
She may be able to purchase everything she wants now, but when she was a kid, her wardrobe comprised entirely of hand-me-downs from her elder sister.
Despite their modesty, Maine’s parents instilled in her the value of family, which she has inherited from them, among other things.
Maine Mendoza School of Education
Maine studied Hotel Management and Culinary Arts and travelled to the United States for a six-month internship at ‘The Sagamore’ resort in upstate New York immediately after graduating. She eventually returned to the Philippines, where she attempted to pursue her dream job as a flight attendant.
Then came the viral dubsmash video, which completely transformed the game.
Maine Mendoza Family
Maine’s father, Teodoro Mendoza, is an engineer, and her mother, Mary Ann Mendoza, is a bookkeeper. They do run enterprises, the most notable of which is a gas station in Sta. Maria Bulacan. A large sum of money is necessary to own a petrol station in the Philippines, and Maine is clearly one of the country’s wealthiest actresses.
The Mendozas had a difficult time. Maine’s parents, as she writes in her book, did not rely on chance and were extremely industrious. Her mother, she says, used to work as a high school student in order to save money for her schooling.
Maine is the fourth of five siblings, with Nicolette Ann and Nicoleen Dyann as her older sisters, Nicolas Dynn as her older brother, and Nicodeim Dean as her youngest brother.
Maine Mendoza Boyfriend
Mendoza’s career took off when she was cast as Yaya Dub in a film alongside Alden Richards. According to Google Philippines, the couple’s name, Aldub, was the most searched phrase in 2015. In Eat BulagaKalyeserye, !’s the love team captivated viewers across the world with their corny, unplanned banter and unexpected story twists for numerous years.
Until allegations of Mendoza dating another actor, Arjo Atayde, appeared, many assumed the two were intended to be real-life lovers. Much to the disappointment of die-hard AlDub supporters, the pair ultimately disclosed their relationship status.
Maine Mendoza’s Professional Life
She was persuaded to join the entertainment profession by a representative from TAPE Inc., the television production firm behind the Philippines’ longest-running noontime variety program, Eat Bulaga!
She debuted on the program as Yaya Dub soon after, and then teamed up with Alden Richards as half of the incredible AlDub love team.
Maine Mendoza Productions
Taking advantage of the popularity of the AlDub love team, Mendoza starred in her debut film, My Bebe Love: #KiligPaMore, for which she won the Best Supporting Actress award at the 41st Metro Manila Film Festival. She appeared in the film Imagine You & Me the next year, for which she also composed and sung the theme song. Her second notable appearance was as a cop in Jack Em Popoy: The Puliscredibles, a romantic action comedy film.
She also appeared in Mission Unstapabol: The Don Identity, a heist action comedy released in 2019. Critics praised Mendoza’s performance in the high-grossing picture Isa Pa (One More Time), With Feelings, in which she played a lady who fell in love with her deaf-mute sign language teacher.
Book by Maine Mendoza
Mendoza, who also enjoys writing, released her first autobiography, Yup, I Am That Girl, in 2017, which is a shortened version of her personal blog Pessimistic Optimist Bella. She provided personal facts about her childhood, parents, and relatives in her book.
Maine Mendoza Social Media
After her viral dubsmash video became viral in 2015, her social media presence skyrocketed. She went on to become the Philippines’ most Googled female personality in 2015 and the world’s fifth most Tweeted celebrity in 2017.
According to Twitter tracking site socialbakers.com, Mendoza’s Twitter account became the third fastest growing profile in October 2015, with her followers increasing to 1 million in only a few months.
Because of her account’s prominence, it was targeted by Anonymous Philippines, a group of hackers who sent out a series of tweets encouraging the Million Mask March.
As of this writing, her Facebook and Instagram profiles have 4.5 million and 3.5 million followers, respectively.
Maine Mendoza Advocacies
Maine is interested and has arranged fundraisers to help a variety of charities, particularly those aimed at increasing educational opportunities for poor children.
She took part in a 2015 benefit performance for the ‘AlDub Library Project,’ which raised PhP 14 million ($277K) to promote reading among schoolchildren. Three years later, she organized an online garage sale to raise funds for the ‘AlDub Nation (ADN) Scholarship Drive,’ which helps deserving students.
What Is Maine Mendoza Doing Now?
Maine’s single Parang Kailan Lang (Seems Like Yesterday), featuring Gracenote, was released in March 2020.
She will continue her charity efforts on March 19, 2020, when she will start the DoNation campaign for Filipinos whose earning possibilities have been severely harmed by the COVID-19 epidemic. Beneficiaries will receive financial assistance in the form of GCash.
According to Mendoza’s Facebook page, the fundraising drive assisted 587 families as of March 25th, and an additional 916 homes from April 5th to April 19th.