I have never written anything like this for a celebrity before. I guess there really is a first for everything. Yes, I am one of those millions who has been swept away by this storm known as “ALDUB”. I saw this picture 5am when I peeped at my phone during those half awake moments. Like everyone else, the first thing I grabbed was my phone when I opened my eyes, and browsed through social media.
It was weird. I was almost in awe when I saw this. Words started to get ahead of me that it became a need to write it all down.
She’s got a long way to go. It’s been what? Four months of her being in the industry. It’ll be a bumpy ride for her… I think it already is. Not because, she’s not good but because of how the Filipino Culture is. Competition is ALMOST ALWAYS DIRTY. Playing Fair is such a RARITY! Oh, don’t tell me I’m judgmental. I AM A FILIPINO. I know what I’m talking about – so-called journalists have written bad press about her more than she should have received in four months! She’s getting hits from every side. Add to that list the random fans from rival networks dissing her, I’ve even recently read some tweets from Alden’s fans (her love team partner) being unhappy with her. And how can I not mention her social media was hacked by an activist group allegedly fighting for a cause of making Philippines a better place (yeah, right! But that’s a different topic). Hits from all sides – I say.
“IS SHE THAT BAD?” you ask. (if you’re a non-filipino who hasn’t heard of her yet)
(but if you’re pinoy… And you’re thinking what is ALDUB? Who is this Maine Mendoza?
STOP READING. Go & learn about the current events of your own country first! Before you finish this.)
Back to point — is she that bad?
My answer is NO. SHE IS THAT GOOD. — again, Filipino Culture research “Crab Mentality.” That would clarify most of your questions. (talking to non-filipino readers; wishing I do have atleast 1! hahaha)
Let me enumerate without googling what she has been doing so far:
- She’s now an endorser (TV Ads) for McDonalds Ph, Zonrox (Bleach), Coca-Cola, Hapee Toothpaste, 555 Sardines, Talk N Text and O+ mobile phones. Have I missed anything?
- She’s the featured cover girl for Preview, Meg and Yes magazine. Two of which she shares with Alden (the AL- in ALDUB)
- She is going to be in a movie which will air on Dec 25 – My Bebe Love with no other than Mr. Vic Sotto & Ms. Ai Ai Delas Alas
- She’s a mainstay of Eat Bulaga’s Kalye Serye portion which has garnered record breaking twits, network breaking ratings (seriously!), millions of viewers – EAT BULAGA on it’s own is already an institution (click link for further information) but even the main men of EB has acknowledged what she has brought into the show.
Not bad for someone who’s been in the industry for four months… NOT BAD, INDEED.
I think a lot of people would like to add things to the list. But I think the above is proof enough to say SHE IS THAT GOOD.
So, whether you are an ALDUB FAN, or just a MAINE fan or just an ALDEN fan, whether you think Maine is lucky to have Alden or Alden is on the winning side, or if you’re simply a hater of good things (well, if you hate ALDUB then you are one.) —- your comments are always welcome. But don’t tell me what to write or what not to write in my own blog. I am OBVIOUSLY a fan of Maine but am not an Alden hater as some people have been classified.
For all intents and purposes, you do know you can chose not to read, right? #JustSaying
6 November 2015