ENTERTAINMENT: Maine Mendoza: I want to make people happy by just being myself; asks fans for freedom

Philippines TV host actress-comedienne Maine Mendoza who rose to stardom as Yaya Dub in the popular noon-time show Eat Bulaga’s  Kalyeserye opened her true feelings and released  a blog post recently that gained mixed reactions from fans and non-fans around the world.

The dubsmash queen took to  social media her appeal  for  her fans to give her the freedom “to feel what I want to feel, be what I want to be, and do what I want to do,” she says.

In the said blog,  she  thanked her many supporters  but also said she feels she lives in a box with fans telling her how she should act.

Maine said she feels that  some people who surround her are entitled, not only with her career choices, but to her personal life.


Earlier,  Maine took the liberty to tell the world that she and  Alden in the phenomenal AlDub tandem are just friends. She also apologized to all the people who were bashed because of them.

Maine said  she is in showbiz because she wants to make people happy by just being herself and not for money or fame.

She said  words of her fans are affecting her and no longer makes her happy because they  hurt her loved ones, including her family.

Here in a part of the said blog in  Filipino:

“Dumating yung araw na naramdaman ko na para bang hindi na ako masaya.

Na kahit sandamakmak ang biyaya ang natatanggap ko, nawala na yung ligaya sa puso ko. Hindi ko na makita yung tuwa sa mga ngiti ko at kinang sa mga mata ko.

Mahirap, nahihirapan akong dinidiktahan ng mga dapat kong gawin at maramdaman.

“Napagtanto ko na nakokompromiso na yung kalayaan at kaligayahan ko. At hindi ko kayang mamuhay ng ganon. I want to be able to do what I want and what makes me happy because I believe that is how life should be.

“I do not want to compromise my own happiness for other people’s desire. So this time, I am choosing myself. Ako naman,”

Maine also made an  appeal to  her supporters to go back to the root of what made her and her on-screen partner Alden Richards famous, which is love.
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Maine, who is  Nicomaine Dei Capili Mendoza in real life, is also a song writer and singer , product endorser and has  appeared on  TV sitcoms and movies.

She was first known as Queen of Dubsmash because of her viral videos on You Tube. Her career started   when she was launched on Philippine TV as  Divina Ursula Bokbokoba Smash or Yaya Dub.

Her rise to fame is often described as phenomenal and unconventional due to the unscripted forming of  the  love team Aldub on July 16, 2015 where she was paired with Alden.

(With reports from Rappler, Philstar and GMA Kapuso)

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