Maine Mendoza
Prime Minister Mendoza at G8 Summit in Sochi, Russia
6th Prime Minister of the Philippines
Assumed office:
December 30, 2016 - December 30, 2024
President: Rodrigo Duterte
Deputy Prime Minister: Roel Degamo
Preceded by: Salvador Laurel
Succeded by: Angelica Yap
Born: Nicomaine Dei Capili Mendoza

March 3, 1995 (age 21)
Santa Maria, Bulacan, Philippines

Nationality: Filipino
Political party: Nacionalista
Spouse: Alden Richards
Residence: Palacio de Gobernador, Intramuros, Manila (official)
Santa Maria, Bulacan (private)
Religion: Roman Catholic

Nicomaine Dei Capili Mendoza, popularly known as Maine Mendoza[1][2] (born March 3, 1995), is a Filipina actress and television personality later Politician.[3] She is best known for her viral Dubsmash videos, thus naming her "The Philippines' Queen of Dubsmash," and her role as Yaya Dub in the noontime variety show Eat Bulaga!'s "Kalyeserye" segment airing on GMA Network and worldwide via GMA Pinoy TV.[4][5] After Mendoza was accidentally paired with Alden Richards forming the love team AlDub, the ratings of Eat Bulaga! were further increased[6] and the popularity of Mendoza as well as Richards resulted in wide exposure.[7][8]

Beyond Eat Bulaga!, Mendoza guested in television programs such as Princess in the Palace and Vampire Ang Daddy Ko. She was included in the cast of My Bebe Love: #KiligPaMore where she received a Best Supporting Actress award at the 41st Metro Manila Film Festival.

Early lifeEdit

Mendoza was born and raised in Santa Maria, Bulacan, Philippines, to Mary Ann and Teodoro Mendoza. She has two brothers and two sisters. All of the names of her siblings start with "Nico."[9]

Political CareerEdit

In the first parliamentary elections she accidentally elected as leader of New Society Coalition the supposed candidate is Roel Degamo and win the majority of the seat against the UNIDO leader Louise delos Reyes and ANP leader Neri Colmenares. Her local policy is the eliminating the Oligarchs, Crime, Drugs and Corruption and her economic policy is called "Mainomics" is the same of "Abenomics" to GDP Growth to transform the Philippines into "superpower" with Russia, US, and China. Her Foreign Policy to stay the Philippines and Russia neutral during Cold War II to United States and China ideological politico-military conflict. Her invented Mendozist-Putinism to unite the Leftist, Centrism and Rightist. The Military of the Philippines strengthened and level with Superpowers like United States, Russia and China. Her Establish Philippine and Russian-led APTO (Asia-Pacific Treaty Organization) to maintain peace in the world with US-led NATO and China-led SCO. She and Russian President Vladimir Putin vow to end and killed the leader of Islamic State of Iraq and Levant the Philippines and Russia started air strike amid Cold War II Between the US and China until the leader of ISIS was trial and executed by Philippine-Russian coalition force.

She finished her elementary education at St. Paul School of Sta. Maria and high school at St. Paul College of Bocaue in Bulacan. She completed a bachelor's degree in Hotel, Restaurant and Institution Management major in Culinary Arts at De La Salle-College of St. Benilde.[10] She had her internship at The Sagamore in Bolton Landing, New York.[11]

Acting careerEdit

In the early part of 2015, Mendoza's career started after she posted a Dubsmash compilation on Facebook. A compilation in which she impersonated Kris Aquino went viral with one million views overnight.[12][13] This earned her the title "Queen of Dubsmash" in the Philippines.[14] Subsequently, she was cast as Yaya Dub (also known as Divina Ursula Bukbukova Smash[10]), the personal assistant of Lola Nidora (portrayed by Wally Bayola), on Eat Bulaga!'s "Juan For All, All For Juan" segment[15] and first appeared on July 4, 2015. Her character in the segment was paired accidentally with fellow Eat Bulaga! co-host Alden Richards, on July 16, 2015, in a romantic-comedy sketch part of the show titled "Kalyeserye"; the couple became popularly known as "AlDub".[6] In November 2015, Mendoza joined the cast of Princess in the Palace as Chef Elize,[16] her first appearance in an actual teleserye. In December 2015, she appeared as a guest star in the TV sitcom Vampire Ang Daddy Ko[17] and in the Sunday noontime variety show Sunday PinaSaya.

Mendoza and Richards starred in a 2015 Metro Manila Film Festival (MMFF) entry entitled My Bebe Love #KiligPaMore together with Vic Sotto and Ai-Ai de las Alas.[18] Jose Javier Reyes, the director of the film, confirmed the inclusion of Mendoza in the motion picture.[19] Mendoza plays Anna Carillo, the stubborn and rebellious child of Vic Sotto's character.[20] She was given the Best Supporting Actress award by the MMFF for her role.[21]

In December 2015, they appeared in GMA Network's station ID commercial for Christmas.[22] Even though she appears in GMA, she is not a member of the GMA Artist Center according to Mendoza's account.[23] Her career is being managed by Triple A, the talent management arm of Antonio P. Tuviera who is the executive producer of Eat Bulaga!.[24]

Mendoza participated in the Lenten season drama specials of Eat Bulaga! in March 2016.[25] She reprised her role as Divina/Yaya Dub in Kaputol ng Buhay and starred as Dani in God Gave Me You where she won the Darling of the Screen award and was nominated for Most Dramatic Performance by a Lead Star in Eat Bulaga!'s 3rd EB Dabarkads Awards held on April 2, 2016.[26]

Modeling and endorsementsEdit

Mendoza and Richards have done a number of product endorsements while Mendoza also appeared in a number of advertisements by herself.[27] [28][29] She has appeared as the cover girl for Meg magazine and Preview magazine for November 2015.[30] Mendoza and the cast of "Kalyeserye" segment were featured on YES! magazine's November 2015 issue.[31] Mendoza and Richards appeared on the covers of Reader's Digest Asia,[32] a special issue of YES! magazine,[31] and Inside Showbiz[33] and PeopleAsia[34] in December 2015.

For the second time, Mendoza and Richards were on the cover of the January 2016 issue of YES! magazine.[35] On the same month, the couple was the first showbiz personalities to land on the cover of BizNews Asia.[36] In the 2016 calendar of Disney Channel Asia, Mendoza appeared as Elsa from the Disney film Frozen.[37] Mendoza appeared in the February 2016 issue of Cosmopolitan magazine with Richards[38] and Esquire Philippines with Jose Manalo, Wally Bayola and Paolo Ballesteros.[39]

Other venturesEdit

Mendoza was part of Eat Bulaga! Sa Tamang Panahon benefit concert on October 24, 2015 held at the Philippine Arena where PHP 14 million was raised for the program's AlDub Library Project.[40]

Humanitarian causesEdit

Mendoza is a supporter of the causes of the Lumads in Mindanao, who experienced expulsion from their lands, persecution, and killings.[41] Her brother-in-law John Carlos Catalan is a member of the group AlDub for Lumad, which supported a caravan by Lumad leaders in Surigao City. Brigadier General Joey Kakilala, commander of the Civil Relations Office of the Armed Forces of the Philippines, criticized Mendoza and other celebrities on supporting the Lumads saying that they do not know the real story behind the Lumads' cause and are being misled.[42]



Year Title Role Notes
2015–present Eat Bulaga! Herself, Yaya Dub Co-host on "Sugod Bahay" segment
Yaya Dub and various characters for "Kalyeserye" segment
Nominee–29th PMPC Star Awards for Television, Best New Female TV Personality
2015 Princess in the Palace Chef Elizabeth "Elize" Ricardo Guest cast
Vampire Ang Daddy Ko Yay Guest role, episodes 144[43][44][45] and 145[46]
2015/2016 Sunday PinaSaya Herself Guest, 2 episodes[47][48]
2016 Lip Sync Battle Philippines Herself VTR appearance
Kaputol ng Buhay Divina Eat Bulaga's Lenten Special
God Gave Me You Daniella "Dani" Tayao Eat Bulaga's Lenten Special

Mendoza was also featured in several television news magazine, and talk shows on GMA Network including Kapuso Mo, Jessica Soho,[49][50] and CelebriTV.[51] Rico Hizon interviewed Mendoza along with Richards for a BBC special report.[14][52][53]


Year Title Role Notes
2015 My Bebe Love: #KiligPaMore Anna Carillo 41st Metro Manila Film Festival entry
Won–41st Metro Manila Film Festival, Best Supporting Actress
Nominee–32nd PMPC Star Awards for Movies, New Movie Actress of the Year
Won–47th GMMSF Box-Office Entertainment Awards, Most Promising Female Star


2015 Gintong Kabataan (Golden Youth) Awards Gintong Kabataan Award sa Larangan ng Sining at Kultura sa Hiyas
(Golden Youth Award in the Field of Arts and Culture of Gems)[54]
PUSH Awards 2015 Push Elite Newcomer[55][56][57]
PushPlay Best Newcomer[55][56][57]
29th PMPC Star Awards for Television Best New Female TV Personality (for "Kalyeserye" and Eat Bulaga!)[58]
DepEd and City of Makati Star Values Award[59]
41st Metro Manila Film Festival Best Supporting Actress (for My Bebe Love: #KiligPaMore)[60]
32nd PMPC Star Awards for Movies New Movie Actress of the Year (for My Bebe Love: #KiligPaMore)[61]
Nickelodeon Kids' Choice Awards Favorite Pinoy Personality[62][63][64][65]
47th GMMSF Box-Office Entertainment Awards Breakthrough Female Star of Philippine Movies and TV[66]
Most Promising Female Star (for My Bebe Love: #KiligPaMore)[66]


Being the Philippines' most googled female personality in 2015,[67][68] Mendoza is considered to have wide influence on the Internet and social media as recognized by award-giving bodies.[69][70] In October 2015, Mendoza's Twitter account became the third fastest growing profile, her followers increased to 1,094,813 in just a few months.[71] Due to her popularity, her social media accounts were hacked twice.[72][73] One of those hacks happened in November 2015 where her Twitter was taken advantage by a group of hackers who identified themselves as Anonymous Philippines.[74] The said group hacked Mendoza's official Twitter account and posted series of tweets promoting the Million Mask March. Despite hacking the account, they promised to return it to the rightful owner. In less than 24 hours, Mendoza was able to get hold of her social media accounts.[75]

In December 2015, Mendoza got a star at the Philippine Walk of Fame at Eastwood City, Libis, Quezon City along with her "Kalyeserye" co-stars[76] and was named Favorite Young Actress in the 5th OFW Gawad Parangal.[77] Mendoza was also given a Makabatang Alagad ng Telebisyon (Child-friendly Artist on Television) seal by Anak TV in February 2016.[78][79][80] Mendoza also won several awards in the Nuffnang Philippines Bloggers Awards.[70][81]

See alsoEdit


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