Have you ever thought who is more popular – Maine Mendoza or her onscreen character Yaya Dub? Mendoza is not only known for her role Yaya Dub in the 2015 soap opera parody “Kalyeserye,” she is also best known for her viral “Dubsmash” video. While her charming, playful character has magnetized the hearts of many Filipinos and global audience, her modest behavior and humble nature endowed her more love from her followers. Read On!
According to Inquirer.net, the 20-year-old beautiful actress recently posted a photograph of the Coca Cola billboard with actor Alden Richards. But she revealed that she had no expectation of having her poster along the metropolis’ major thoroughfares.
I still remember saying "Sana talaga magkaron din ako ng billboard ko someday!" as a kid. Passing by tons of billboards along the expressway, I used to rest my head on the car window while gaping at those gracefully photographed celebrities/models. I was dreaming to see myself on one of those advertisements one day; but back then, I knew that it will NEVER EVER come to reality. (Papa'no naman kasi diba?) Until all of these happened.. nobody knew that my "fantasies" would come true. Nobody thought it was possible. I couldn't help but ask my driver to stop in front of this Coca-Cola billboard (along EDSA) so I could take a photo of it, but before that, I took a couple of seconds to just stare at it.. then I found myself whispering.. "Eto na…eto na sya. ☺️"
Mendoza still remembers her childhood inner voice that she used to recite while seeing the billboards. She would rest her head on the car window while putting her constant gaze on the overwhelmingly photographed celebrities and think – Sana talaga magkaron din ako ng billboard ko someday (I really hope I can also have my own billboard someday).
“Back then, I knew that it will NEVER EVER come to reality. (Papa’no naman kasi diba? – How is it even possible, right?) Until all of these happened… nobody knew that my ‘fantasies’ would come true,” the AlDub star said.
She undeniably has a hugely successful Internet fan base, but some tech savvy individuals or better to be called online hackers did not show mercy to her social media accounts. BBC News reported that her sites were “hacked by the Philippines arm of Anonymous hacktivist group.” Later the group confessed their act of intrusion and expressed regret to Mendoza in a Facebook post on Tuesday.
Mendoza’s prudent, sensible step is once again verified for not responding to the group’s statement but she left a tweet to her fans informing that she can now only access on Instagram and Twitter.
Instagram's fine, Twitter's back, Facebook deactivated (by hackers), email still inaccessible #fyi
— Maine Mendoza (@mainedcm) November 3, 2015
Photo Source: Maine Mendoza – Yaya Dub