Maine Mendoza Biography, Net Worth, Most Tweeted Celebrity

April 30, 2020
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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. 

As fate would have it, Maine was thrust in the limelight when her impersonation of former Philippine Presidential daughter Kris Aquino was posted on Facebook, amassing 1 million views overnight. 

QUICK FACTS

Full Name Nicomaine Dei Capili Mendoza 
Professional Name Maine Mendoza
Stage Name Yaya Dub
Age 25 yo
Date of Birth 03 Mar 1995
Place of Birth Santa Maria, Bulacan
Height 5ft 4 in (163 cm)
Weight 50 kg (110 lbs)
Ethnicity Filipino
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
Zodiac Sign  Pisces
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/

https://www.instagram.com/mainedcm/

https://twitter.com/MainedCM

https://www.facebook.com/mainedcm

https://ask.fm/mainedcm

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC-goBJXkTBx6XGderOS2D-A

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)

Jack Em Popoy: The Puliscredibles (2018)

Isa Pa With Feelings (2019)

Mission Unstapabol: The Don Identity (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

Product endorsements?

PhP 2M ($39.5K)

Maine Mendoza as Brand Ambassador 

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Because of her infectious smile and warm personality, Mendoza became the highest paid brand ambassador of 2017, netting an estimated PhP 88M ($1.7M) in gross revenues. Mendoza surpassed former titleholder Kris Aquino, whose parody shot Mendoza to fame.     

She was the face of various television and print commercials for local and international brands such as the ‘Belo Medical Group,’ Swiss luxury watch brand ‘Omega,’ ‘Zonrox, bleach, ‘Eskinol astringent,’ ‘Tide detergent,’ ‘Nescafe’,CocaCola’ and Shell. Mendoza inspired beauty enthusiasts after collaborating with MAC Cosmetics Philippines to launch her own lipstick line. 

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: House and Car 

Part of the proceeds from her business ventures and products endorsements were spent for the purchase of her dream house, estimated at PhP 25M ($495K) and a Hyundai Grand Starex Limousine, pegged roughly at Php 4M ($79K).

 Maine Mendoza Personal Life

Those who know her are quite surprised why she dabbled in the entertainment industry. Maine’s mother Mary Ann, in an interview, revealed that her daughter is quite shy, and her mischievousness is usually reserved only to her siblings. 

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.

Maine Mendoza Family 

Maine’s father, Teodoro Mendoza is an engineer while her mother,  Mary Ann, is an accountant. The do have businesses, the most prominent being a petrol station in Sta. Maria Bulacan. A good amount of money is required to set up a gas station in the Philippines and Maine is undoubtedly on the list of Filipino actresses from affluent families. 

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  

Mendoza’s career took off when, as Yaya Dub, she was paired on- screen with Alden Richards. The couple, named Aldub, was the most searched term in 2015, according to Google Philippines. For several years, the love team entertained fans worldwide with their cheesy, impromptu dialogues and interesting plot twists in Eat Bulaga!’s Kalyeserye.   

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 Career 

An executive from TAPE Inc., the television production company responsible for the Philippines’ longest running noontime variety show Eat Bulaga!, convinced her to join the entertainment industry. 

Soon after, she started appearing in the show as Yaya Dub, and later paired with Alden Richards as half of the phenomenal AlDub love team. 

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. 

Maine Mendoza Social Media

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.  

Mendoza’s Twitter account became the third fastest growing profile in October 2015, her followers increased to 1M in just a few months, according to Twitter monitoring site socialbakers.com

Because of her account’s popularity, it became the target of hackers identifying themselves as  Anonymous Philippines, who posted a series of tweets promoting the Million Mask March

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 theAlDub 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.

Mendoza’s Facebook account stated that the fundraising campaign was able to help 587 families as of 25 March and an additional 916 households for the 05- 19 April period.

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