Maine Mendoza: I never thought I’d come this far

(Philstar.com) - February 6, 2016 - 10:30am
MANILA, Philippines – Phenomenal star Maine Mendoza is living her dream these days.

Thrust into the spotlight mid-2015, there has been no looking back since for the young lady.

“Never kong inakala na makararating ako sa lugar na ‘to. I am doing what I really want to do and I am very thankful because of that,” she said.

The former YouTube sensation achieved superstardom when she started exchanging sweet nothings on air with Alden Richards in Eat Bulaga’s Kalyeserye as Yaya Dub.

But being in demand, she found out has its down side.

“It’s not as easy as I thought it was,” she confessed, “I must admit that it is physically tiring but I am humbled and really thankful that there are fans who support me. To me, that is the best part of the job.”

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One of the perks of Maine’s job these days is being the cover girl of numerous magazines where she gets to experiment with different looks and styles.

She has also become one of the nation’s favorite celebrity endorsers in just over six months of being in showbiz. It’s a role that she takes very seriously.

“I have to set an example because of all the personalities that we have, they still chose me to represent their product.”

She has set a rule when accepting and doing commercials. “I should make sure that it is of quality because I know that having me as their endorser will affect people's choices.”

Maine has added CDO Funtastyk Young Pork Tocino in her long list of endorsements.

“I got excited because this is another blessing and opportunity for me,” she said.

The plus factor is that even before she was chosen to endorse it, Maine was already a big fan of CDO Funtastyk Young Pork Tocino.

Her belief in the product made shooting the commercial a breeze.

“The shoot was quite an experience for me as I have to show different emotions in just one commercial! I have to act serious, fierce, heart-broken and the like.”

“Pero syempre I have my favorite part. The consumption scene. Finally, I was able to express the real me, kengkoy and fun. Fantastic baby pa more!” she quipped.

Maine likens her love for her newest endorsement as a testament to young love. "The beauty of young love is pure and carefree. You enjoy and be yourself without any worries. Parang fun and puro good vibes lang." 

“Talagang young ang love ko,” Maine added.


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