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How this 23-yr-old won 3 million fans on Instagram

Last updated on: July 02, 2018 11:39 IST

In 2015, she was the most googled person. In 2017, she was the most tweeted Filipino celebrity.
Just who is Maine Mendoza, the 23-year-old Internet celebrity?

The Internet cannot stop gushing over the super successful story of Nicomaine Mendoza, popularly known as Maine Dsouza.

The Philippines born actor-comedienne had started her career as a blogger in 2012.

In 2015, she posted a compiled video of her imitating popular Filipino host Kris Aquino which immediately became viral. It was viewed by over 1 million people which made her an overnight star. 

With three million followers on Instagram today, Maine Mendoza often posts crazy videos and photographs from her daily life to keep her fans enagaged.

Scroll down to read more about her and her success story so far.

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She is the cover girl for Mega magazine and rightly so, the magazine claims.  
'Ever since breaking out into the mainstream some three years ago, Maine Mendoza (@mainedcm) has since come fully into her own,' the magazine described about their choice of cover girl.
'No longer overshadowed by a fictional caricature of a character, we now get to see the real woman behind the phenomenon. Driven, down-to-Earth and daring, Maine Mendoza proves that the way to success isn't just a one-of thing. For her, she is merely defining that path on her own time and terms
,' the magazine wrote on Instagram.
Photograph: Kind courtesy Mega magazine/Instagram

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The blogger recently turned author when she turned her personal blog Pessimistic Optimist Bella into a biography Yup I am that Girl. Photographs: Kind courtesy Maine Mendoza/Instagram

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Turns out she is also popular with the kids too. In 2016, she won Nickelodeon Kids' Choice award for Favorite Pinoy Personality.

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Maine takes her social media popularity quite responsibly and often supports important social causes.
She encourages same sex marriages and believes that 'everyone has the right to love whoever they want.' 
In May 2017, she was featured on the cover of Cosmopolitan magazine's 20th anniversary special. Photographs: Kind courtesy Cosmpolitan magazine/Instagram

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