Maine Mendoza transforms into taong grasa; Eat Bulaga looking for Good Samaritans

by Jocelyn Dimaculangan
Sep 18, 2016

As part of a social experiment, Maine Mendoza disguised herself as a "taong grasa" and walked around Baclaran, CCP (Cultural Center of the Philippines) and Harbour Square.

The Eat Bulaga host narrated her experiences during the September 17 episode of the noontime show.

Maine recalled, "Masaya. Matagal ko nang pangarap ang maging taong grasa. Pangarap kong mag-portray ng taong grasa.

"Nung Wednesday, naisip namin mag-conduct ng social experiment. Ako nagpunta akong CCP, sa Harbor Square saka Baclaran.

"Ako, noong una, namamalimos ako, at kumakatok ako sa mga sasakyan pero iniiwasan ako ng mga tao. Tapos, si kuya na nagtitinda ng lumpia, sinundan ko at nag-alok siya ng lumpia. Tinanong niya ako kung gusto ko raw at sabi ko, 'Kuya, pahingi, hindi pa ako kumakain.' Binigyan niya ako.

"Ang daming dumaan sa akin, ang daming dumaan sa akin na estudyante at nagtatrabaho pero siya lang ang pimansin sa akin sa lugar na iyan.

"Sa Baclaran, marami. Yung pumansin sa akin tindero ng mani, mais, tubig at taho."

Maine says some people recognized her but those who helped her had no idea about her identity.

"Gusto kong personal na magpasalamat sa mga tumulong sa akin. Sana magsilbi silang paalaala na dapat lagi tayong tumulong."

They then asked the Good Samaritans to go to the Eat Bulaga studio in Broadway Centrum on Monday, September 19.

"May suprsea po kami sa kanila.


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Maine posted her photo as a beggar in her Instagram account.

Achievement unlocked-ish! Mafufully unlocked ka din soon! #ootd

A photo posted by Maine Mendoza (@mainedcm) on



Here are the photos of the lumpia vendor and magtataho who helped Maine:


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