Maine Mendoza Goes All Out and Unfiltered

Two years into the business, 22-year-old Maine Mendoza has undeniably gone past the girl who made all those facial contortions on Dubsmash or the apron-wearing Eat Bulaga princess who was swept off her feet by an unexpected prince charming. Following her thrust to the limelight, Maine’s story remains to be that of a modern day Cinderella–a relative unknown or an unnamed online tour de force that was ultimately catapulted to national fame by chance. But beyond the high-adrenaline daily appearances and her larger-than-life onscreen personality, what is left when the screams of her legions of fans quiet down remains a mystery. True, Maine, the showbiz juggernaut that she is, remains a woman unspoiled by her fame.

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Yup, I Am That Girl, released under Summit Booksis comprised of personal chronicles penned by Maine herself, intimately sharing stories from her formative years growing up with her family, her first shot at a professional life straight out of college, and her unexpected jab at fame, with her celebrated Dubsmash video to her stint with the 38-year-old noontime show. Maine dishes heartfelt truths about herself in this book, written in conversational prose injected with jokes characteristic of the superstar’s onscreen personality.

“When I was around 13 years old, I had secretly dreamed of becoming a showbiz personality and seeing myself on billboards and in magazines,” Maine opines. “But I knew it was far-fetched because of my ‘mahiyain’ personality.”

“Ta-da! Look at where I am now. Who would have thought I could live out this fantasy? Kaya I am telling you guys, nothing’s impossible in this world—not even your wildest dreams! Puwedeng-puwede ’yang matupad,”  Maine declares in true entertainment sweetheart fashion.

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Yup, I am that Girl is being sold in bookstores, magazine stands, and convenience stores for P295.