Find out how this Filipino actress transformed from being an overnight Dubsmash sensation to one of the most Tweeted and Googled celebrities on the planet.
For the sheer fun of it, Nicomaine Dei Capili Mendoza started creating and uploading dubsmash videos in 2015. The 20-year-old, who would later be known as Maine Mendoza, was bored and waiting for applications as a flight attendant to open — a dream she’d had since childhood.
|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 as Brand Ambassador
Maine Mendoza’s Business Venture
Taking after her parents’ entrepreneurial skills, Mendoza opened her own McDonald’s franchise in 2017, located near her parent’s petrol station in her hometown. It is a fitting venture as she also endorses the American fast food chain giant and has appeared with her onscreen partner Alden Richards in one of their TV advertisements. Industry sources reveal that a McDonald’s franchise costs from PhP 30 million ($593K) to P50 million ($988K), depending on the store’s location and layout.
Maine Mendoza Childhood
In her book, Maine gets candid about her childhood, saying she was an awkward kid. She explained they did not have much when she was growing up. As a child, she had to sleep with her siblings in the only room that the family had.
She may be able to buy anything she wanted these days, but as a child, her wardrobe consisted of hand-me- down clothes from her older sister.
Despite living modestly, her parents always showed how important family is– a trait that Maine has acquired from them, among others.
Maine Mendoza Education
Maine took Hotel Management and Culinary Arts and went to the United States shortly after graduation for a six-month internship at ‘The Sagamore’ resort in upstate New York. She returned to the Philippines later, where she sought to work on her dream profession as a flight attendant.
Then came the viral dubsmash video that changed everything.
It wasn’t at all easy for the Mendozas. As Maine explains in her book, her parents did not rely on luck and were highly productive. She adds that her mother used to work as a high school student to save money to pursue her education.
Maine is the fourth of five siblings- her older sisters are Nicolette Ann and Nicoleen Dyann, older brother Nicolas Dynn, and youngest brother, Nicodeim Dean.
Maine Mendoza Boyfriend
Many thought the duo was meant for real-life romance until rumors of Mendoza dating another actor, Arjo Atayde, surfaced. The couple eventually admitted their status, much to the chagrin of die-hard AlDub fans.
Maine Mendoza Films
Banking on the AlDub love team’s success, Mendoza appeared as her wacky self in her first film, My Bebe Love: #KiligPaMore, where she snagged the Best Supporting Actress award at the 41st Metro Manila Film Festival. The following year, she starred in Imagine You & Me, where she also wrote and sang the theme song. Her next major role was as a policewoman in the romantic action comedy flick Jack Em Popoy: The Puliscredibles.
In 2019, she also starred in the heist action comedy Mission Unstapabol: The Don Identity. Mendoza’s acting skills were acclaimed by critics in the high grossing film, Isa Pa (One More Time), With Feelings, where she played a woman who fell in love with her sign language, deaf-mute, teacher.
Maine Mendoza Book
Mendoza, who also loves to write, published her first autobiographical book in 2017 entitled Yup, I Am That Girl, a candid and condensed version of her personal blog Pessimistic Optimist Bella. In her book, she revealed intimate details about her childhood, her parents, and her family.
Her social media influence grew in 2015 after her viral dubsmash video. Months later, she became the most Most Googled female personality in the Philippines in 2015 and the 5th most Tweeted celebrity in the world in 2017.
Her Facebook and Instagram accounts have 4.5M and 3.5M followers, respectively, as of this writing.
Maine Mendoza Advocacies
Maine is involved and has organized fundraisers to support various causes, especially those that focus on improving education access for the underprivileged youth.
To promote reading among school children, she participated in a 2015 benefit concert for the ‘AlDub Library Project’, which raised PhP 14 million ($277K). Three years later, she launched an online garage sale for the ‘AlDub Nation (ADN) Scholarship Drive’, aimed at providing financial aid to deserving students.
What Is Maine Mendoza Doing Now?
Maine released her single, Parang Kailan Lang (Seems Like Yesterday) featuring the band Gracenote, on March 2020.
She continues her philanthropic endeavors, launching the DoNation drive on 19 March 2020 for Filipinos whose earning opportunities are deeply affected by the COVID-19 pandemic. Beneficiaries will receive the financial support electronically via GCash.