Overnight sensation Yaya Dub, or Nicomaine “Maine” Mendoza in real life, is the latest talk of the town. Her popularity even surged when her onscreen paring with Alden Richards became a huge hit among televiewers and social media junkies.
The 20-year-old Culinary Arts graduate at De La Salle- College of St. Benildebis the latest addition to Eat Bulaga’s Problem-Solving portion where she plays girl Friday to Wally Bayola’s noontime alter ego, Donya Nidora. In reality, she secretly wanted to be a celebrity or showbiz personality one day.
The long-running noontime show suddenly got elevated TV ratings figures after the introduction of the new “love team” on July 16. Eat Bulaga now has more than 20 percent TV ratings, which is even higher than the numbers produced by primetime ratings leader Pangako Sa’Yo.
Obviously, Kapuso network has hit the jackpot with the onscreen love team of Alden and Yaya Dub, or AlDub to their fans. On their own, they each have notable achievements. Alden has a string of successful television projects, while Maine, as we all know, is hailed as the Dubsmash Queen. Her videos on the popular video-messaging app had millions of views. But when they’re together, people just can’t get enough of them. They even now have a dedicated Facebook, Instagram and Twitter accounts – all created by their supportive fans that rapidly grow in numbers each day.
Kapuso network has been trying to build up several love teams but none of them got this kind of reception from the public. Even the established onscreen pairs in the network don’t experience such massive attention.
Since everyone loves clichés, Kapuso network should strike the iron while it’s hot (the pair’s surprise success shouts gold mine in business perspective). A sitcom or a rom-com would definitely satisfy the growing demands of fans to see the two together.
Now it can be said, move over JaDine, LizQuen and KathNiel because television has a new and refreshing onscreen pair that makes fans of all ages giggle.