The Dubsmash Queen Maine Mendoza has made a lot of transformations in her life since she appeared on TV as Yaya Dub. She’s recorded a single, made two films and starred in a series with her perennial partner Alden Richards, launched countless brands as a celebrity endorser, and so much more. And now she’s turned her hand to something new as she celebrates another milestone.
On Thursday, the 22-year-old TV star will meet with her fans at the launching of Yup, I am that Girl, an autobiographical book that gives the public an intimate peak into her life on and off camera.
Based on the book description, Yup, I am that Girl is an unfiltered version of her personal blog, Pessimistic Optimist Bella, which she’s been maintaining since 2012. The blog features her random thoughts and personal adventures. And following on that promise, what we can expect from the book is a lighthearted account of her rise to stardom from a virtually unknown girl from Bulacan, to her emergence as a social media darling, and from her non-speaking character as Yaya Dub to the fanfare over the phenomenal success of AlDUb.
The title, on the other hand, is inspired by her Twitter account bio that she deactivated in June after posting a series of cryptic messages.
With Yup, I am that Girl, Maine joins the ranks of other celebrities who have dabbled into writing like Kathryn Bernardo, Vice Ganda, Michael V, Sarah Lahbati, Solenn Heussaff, Heart Evangelista, Alex Gonzaga, and Andrea Brillantes, to name a few.
Yup, I am that Girl, which took Maine more than half a year to finish, is published by Summit Books, which revealed the good news on its Instagram account on Monday. The publishing company shared a teaser video and a sneak peek of the cover of Maine’s book.
The same video was shared on Maine’s official Facebook page, 35-seconder teaser is accompanied by a caption that says, “I’m about to release my FIRST EVER BOOK c/o @Summit.books! #YupIAmThatGirl is coming soon to bookstores and newsstands! Stay tuned for book launch details!”
Meanwhile, Maine and Alden starred in a movie made for television helmed by Adolf Alix, Jr. The trending show entitled Love is…aired last night and once again captured the hearts of televiewers.
Love is…, which redefines love, promise, and commitment, is AlDub’s first project after their GMA-7 series Destined to be Yours and their 2016 movie, Imagine You and Me’