Maine Mendoza is Arjo Atayde’s “biggest fan.”
She declared this on Twitter after Arjo, her boyfriend, won Best Actor in a Leading Role in the Asian Academy Creative Awards (AAA) 2020.
Arjo’s win was announced today, December 4, via a virtual red-carpet ceremony.
Arjo is the first Filipino to win a grand finals award at the AAAs, after three years of only getting awards at the national level.
The Filipino actor bested the following nominees: China's Luo Jin for Royal Nirvana, Hong Kong's Anthony Wong for The Republic, India's Manoj Bajpayee for The Family Man, Indonesia's Miller Khan for Assalamualaikum Calon Imam, Malaysia's Bront Palarae for The Bridge Season 2, Myanmar's Kha Ra for Spirit of Fight (Season 2), Singapore's Zhang Yao Dong for Daybreak, Taiwan's Ching-Ting Hsia for The Story of Three Springs, and Thailand's Prin Suparat for My Husband in Law.
Maine retweeted ABS-CBN director Nico Hernandez’s video announcing Arjo’s win from the international award-giving body.
The Kapuso TV host then wrote (published as is), "Waaaaahhhh well-deserved!!!!! Wooot wooot congratulations, @AtaydeArjo Biggest fan!”
This is not the first time that Maine publicly congratulated Arjo.
The most recent happened in October 2020, when AAAs announced the set of national winners of the Philippines, and Arjo bagged the Best Actor in a Leading Role award.
Through an Instagram story post, Maine wrote (published as is), “Not surprised at all. Iba talaga yung Arjo. Congrats, @arjoatayde! [red heart emoji] (Pwede pa-fansign?)”
Arjo reposted Maine’s post and said (published as is), “This ones for you.. thank you bubs.. to my inspiration.. I love you super kaduper much [red heart emoji]”
Arjo and Maine have been in a relationship since December 2018.