Stemming from the ongoing skirmish between ABS-CBN and GMA 7 is the clash of celebrities and talents associated with the respective media outfits. Indeed, network war, which most of the time fueled by fans’ fervent support for their idols, goes beyond the ratings game.
Kapamilya darling Liza Soberano and Kapuso star Maine Mendoza are the latest subject of a celebrity face-off that threw fans into rabid frenzy.
In one of the trending videos on YouTube this week, netizens were engaged in a virtual word war when Mofo Daily, a popular American channel on the video sharing site known for curating pop trends across the globe, pitted the 18-year-old Kapamilya against the 21-year-old Kalyeserye star. The video is entitled “For The Win: Maine Mendoza vs Liza Soberano.”
In three rounds, the three pairs of judges, who are all Americans, compared the Dolce Amore star with the Dubsmash Queen based on their Instagram feed, respective Nescafe coffee commercials and film trailers (Imagine You and Me for Maine and Everyday I Love You for Liza)
During the voting rounds, one of the judges claimed that she is a big fan of Maine after seeing her Dubsmash clips but admitted that she has not heard of Liza yet.
“She’s way too prettier than this dude,” the panelist said of Maine referring to her movie poster with his onscreen partner Alden Richards.
A male judge, on the other hand, commented that Liza’s beauty needs no advertisements as he goes through the young actress’s Instagram feed.
“She’s super cute, it’s not so much personality and I’m into that,” another panelist said describing Liza.
Maine dominated the first two rounds and Liza won the hearts of the panelists during the last round. But in the end, the panelists made a unanimous decision and chose Maine over Liza and shouted in unison, “Maine Mendoza for the win!”
Maine has a special participation along with Alden in the latest installment of the Enteng Kabisote film series. The film received unfavorable reviews from critics and the film producers are still mum on the box office performance of the Vic Sotto-starrer comedy. Most cinemas owners are starting to pull the movie out of their theaters due to its anemic performance at the tills.
Meanwhile, Liza set the Internet ablaze once more when her photo wearing a black leather jacket with her left shoulder exposed hit the online world. In less than 24 hours since it was posted, Liza’s stunning photo already garnered close to 200,000 “likes” and more than 2,100 comments. The 18-year-old Kapamilya also made it to Twitter’s trending topics that day proving nobody gets tired of her look.