Currently many televiewers have been curious about the young woman who  is recently seen in the longest running noon-time variety show, Eat Bulaga’s segment “Juan for All, All for Juan”.

She is Nicomaine Mendoza, popularly known as Divina Ursula Bukbukoba Smash or simply, “Yaya Dub”. She is the grouchy maid of Lola Nidora (Wally Bayola), who does not have any dialogue and only speaks by dubbing. Viewers of the noon-time show are delighted by her lip syncing, taking selfies and exaggerated facial expressions.

But, viewers are also interested to know who is Yaya Dub in real life and how did she became Yaya Dub in this show.

As the hit mobile application Dubsmash invaded the whole world, everybody in our country got hooked into this online craze from young to adult and from ordinary people to celebrities. Tons of Filipino uploaded their Dubsmash videos through Facebook and Youtube and among this thousand videos one stood outstanding among the rest. It was Nicomaine Mendoza’s perfect Dubsmash of Kris Aquino’s lines which got a million views overnight.

Nicomaine Dei Capili Mendoza who was born on March 3, 2995 is a 20-year old teenage girl  known professionally as Maine Mendoza by her family and friends. She lives in Santa Maria Bulacan and an alumna of De La Salle – College of St. Benilde .  She took up Bachelor’s Degree in Culinary Arts and had her on-the-job training at a resort in New York City.Maine finished high school in St. Paul in Bocaue, Bulacan.

Maine Mendoza is just like any other normal teenage girl. She wants her marrying age in late 20s. Her favorite movies are Mean Girls and Notting Hill. Her favorite color is yellow, she stands 5’4 and he shoe size is 8. She has a Barbie collection and has a huge crush on Ian Venerracion and Kier Legaspi.

Even before, as a student, she is fond of lip syncing and acting in front of camera. That’s why she immediately got hooked into Dubsmash and didn’t had a hard time in getting the attention of netizens.

When she was featured in Kapuso Mo, Jessica Soho on July 12 she mentioned that being an artist was her secret ultimate dream.

“Ito ‘yung secret ultimate dream ko, maging artista. Pero hindi ko siya sinasabi sa friends ko or hit kanino kasi feeling ko pagtatawanan lang ako kapag nalaman nilang gusto kong maging artista. Ang tingin ko sa pag-aartista noon, medyo impossible. Wala naman akong talent or kahit ano,” Maine said in her interview.

Maine also shared that she got nervous on her first appearance in live television because she cannot correct any mistake while dubbing unlike when she’s recording in her phone and uploading online. But if it happened, she immediately makes exaggerated and funny facial expressions.

Maine extended her gratitude to those net people who have  shared his videos that lead her being discovered by GMA7. Maine communicates with people everyday just like the way she is in her Dubsmash making it easier for her to do her role.

“I am happy with what I’m doing because that’s what I have been doing for a long time now,” said Maine in a statement.She’s among five siblings of a family that supports her all the way, except that her parents would rather maintain their privacy. Asked what kind of family she comes from, Maine gives this much information, “Ok naman, medyo may kaya. Sakto lang, middle-class.” Asked what her parents’ professions are, she begs off, “Secret po!”

With her current role in Juan for All, All for Juan she’s being matched with Bulaga’s on-studio co-host Alden Richards. They are shown on split-screen waving pabebe-style at each other, and that’s one of the rare times that Yaya Dub flashes a smile.

Maine who is described as Pop Fernandez look alike has been single for almost a year and a half now. Viewers and net people have been so fond of Alden Richard and Yaya Dub’s love story which delivers unexplainable “Kilig” making Yaya Dub even more loved by the people.

Source: Youtube, Philstar







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