Maine Mendoza

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Maine Mendoza
Mendoza in May 2017
Nicomaine Dei Capili Mendoza

(1995-03-03) March 3, 1995 (age 27)
Alma materDe La Salle–College of Saint Benilde
  • Actress
  • TV host
  • Internet personality
  • Writer
Years active2015–present
AgentTriple A[1]
Known forYaya Dub on the "Kalyeserye" show on Eat Bulaga![2]
Partner(s)Arjo Atayde (2018-present)

Nicomaine Dei Capili Mendoza, popularly known as Maine Mendoza or Yaya Dub, is a Filipina actress, comedienne, internet celebrity, host, and model.[3]

Mendoza was discovered because of her viral Dubsmash Videos in the internet.[4] In the noontime show Eat Bulaga's Kalyeserye, she was cast as Yaya Dub, the maid of Grandma Nidora (portrayed by actor Wally Bayola). Her accidental pairing to actor Alden Richards led to the formation of the love team AlDub.

Biography[change | change source]

Maine Mendoza was born in the province of Bulacan on March 3, 1995. Her parents were Mary Ann and Teddy Mendoza. She has two brothers and two sisters and all of their names start with Nico. She finished her elementary education at St. Paul School of Sta. Maria Bulacan and high school at St. Paul College of Bocaue. She completed a bachelor's degree in Hotel, Restaurant and Institution Management major in Culinary Arts at De La Salle-College of St. Benilde.[5]

Mendoza rose to popularity because of her viral Dubsmash Videos of celebrities like Kris Aquino. Her famous character Yaya Dub first appeared on July 5, 2015. Her character was accidentally paired to the actor Alden Richards which led to the formation of the love team AlDub. In Kalyeserye, the two communicated each other through the use of audio samples and handwritten messages shown on the split screen. Mendoza and Richards will have their first film together, My Bebe Love, at the end of year 2015. This movie will be Mendoza's first film debut.[6]

References[change | change source]

  1. Candice Lim-Venturanza; Bam V. Abellon; Anna Pingol; Jocelyn Valle (November 2015). "Maine Mendoza The Accidental Star". Yes! Magazine. Philippines: Summit Media. p. 94. ISSN 0119-7991.
  2. Chen, Heather (October 28, 2015). "'AlDub': A social media phenomenon about love and lip-synching". BBC. United Kingdom. Retrieved December 15, 2015.
  3. Wang, Nicky. "Make way for Alden and Yaya Dub". Manila Standard Today. Archived from the original on August 3, 2015. Retrieved November 1, 2015.
  4. "This girl makes best Kris Aquino Dubsmash videos". The Summit Express. The Summit Express. April 22, 2015. Retrieved November 1, 2015.
  5. "Yaya Dub 101: 10 things we know about Maine Mendoza | - Community - Where Stars and Fans Meet - Photos". Archived from the original on 2016-03-04. Retrieved 2019-12-01.
  6. "Alden and Yaya Dub to star in movie?". GMA News Online.

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