Nicomaine Dei Capili Mendoza, professionally known as Maine Mendoza is a 24-year-old Filipino actress, comedienne, host, television and Internet personality, writer, product endorser, and singer-songwriter. She was best known for her role as Yaya Dub in the noontime variety show “Eat Bulaga!” segment “Kalyeserye” that was aired on GMA Network and worldwide via GMA Pinoy TV.
Her rise to fame is often described as phenomenal and unconventional due to the unscripted forming of the AlDub love team in “Eat Bulaga!” on July 16, 2015 where she was paired with Alden Richards. “AlDub” is a portmanteau of Alden’s first name and Maine’s character in “Kalyeserye”.
She recently shared to the public about her viral video as she auditioned to be one of the housemates of the “Pinoy Big Brother” house. According to her, she really wanted to join the popular program unfortunately it was not just really for her at that time. She also said that it may be her chance at that time but it was not really the right time.
She remembered that they started so early that day and was in line for so long but she ended up going home lonely because of the result. It was 6am when they started and they finished around 1 am in the morning. She was really sad that time but still she was grateful for the great experience she had. Director Lauren Dyogi shared Maine’s audition video at that time and she was really still young back then.
According to him, he really regret it that he wasn’t able to see Nadine Lustre and Maine Mendoza back then but there are still other avenues for this popular personalities to be known by the public. He also admits that he misses a lot in the past, but they are now great stars now! It has been a bad call on his part but maybe it was not just their destiny to be discovered by him. Miho Nishida and Jimboy Martin are the grand winners of that season.