As fans and followers celebrate AlDub’s anniversary today, July 16, PEP.ph (Philippine Entertainment Portal) looks back at Maine Mendoza’s colorful journey through fashion and showbiz in her first year as a legitimate TV star.
Here are ten of Maine and Yaya Dub’s most remarkable OOTDs and the wonderful, colorful stories behind them:
1. ROCKIN’ YAYA
Maine had worn the rock chic ensemble several times, but this red lace Regine Tolentino dress paired with black tights and maroon Dr. Martens boots is probably the second most memorable of the lot—next to the pink dress she wore when she and Alden almost met, until a wooden wall came their way.
Her live performance, where she first showcased her talent as a drummer, on Eat, Bulaga! was a monumental event not just for Yaya Dub as a character, but for Maine as well.
In a separate Instagram post, she wrote her musings about finally being able to do something valuable in her life.
"…I have waited so long for the moment where I'd be able to say ‘I am proud of myself.’
"Kung wala pa man akong napapatunayan sa inyo, sa 'kin marami-rami na…at yun lang, sapat na.
"Sapat na din para masabi kong proud ako sa sarili ko,” she wrote.
2. MAINE IN JAPAN
This photo of Maine chilling in Ginza is proof that her personal style is also on point.
For the past year, Maine has served as an inspiration for many girls to never stop dreaming and never stop reaching for the things they want to achieve in life.
3. AWARD-WINNING BEAUTY
Decked in blanc et noir for the 2016 Guillermo Mendoza Awards night showed Maine’s versatility from being a darling of the masses to a total red-carpet stunner.
Who's that girl? ???????? It's @mainedcm all glammed up last night for the 2016 Guillermo Mendoza Memorial Scholarship Foundation Box-Office Entertainment Awards ???? #stylizedstudio @lizzzuy @thepatrickperez ???? Hair & make-up by @varda_atienza Dress by @rosenthaltee Cluth by @emijorges Jewels by @miladayjewels
4. BRANGELINA VIBES
This behind-the-scenes shot from AlDub’s Forbes Philippines magazine cover story this July oozes with kilig, love-wise and fashion-wise, as Maine stands beside her main man Alden Richards in her sexiest LBD (Little Black Dress) look yet.
Anyone else getting Mr. & Mrs. Smith vibes from #AlDub's @forbesmagazine cover shoot? ???? They came to slay! ???????? #StyLIZed #StyLIZedStudio ???? by @cyruspanganiban MORE MORE MORE BTS photos from this shoot over at StyLIZed Studio's Facebook page! Go like us ???????????? (https://www.facebook.com/stylizedstudio/)
5. PRINCESS FOREVER
Who can ever forget this blush pink ball gown by Francis Libiran worn by Maine in "Tamang Panahon" concert?
It was the definitive mark of Yaya Dub’s transition from duckling to swan.
And even though there was a bit of controversy that surrounded this dress, nothing takes away its iconic role in the history of the AlDub love team.
6. APRON DIARIES
Of course, this list wouldn’t be complete without a “yaya” outfit.
And while Maine wore a lot of cute ensembles on Kalyeserye, this stylized version from an endorsement shoot stands out.
Also, Maine rocks the salmon shade very well.
7. RED MEANS LOVE
The collared shirt dress is another signature look for Yaya Dub that transcended from several kilig episodes of Kalyeserye to one of AlDub’s biggest ad campaigns.
Christmas in 2015 definitely became more special with Maine’s surprising and colorful presence in showbiz.
8. REGAL IN WHITE
Technically, this is no ordinary OOTD as it is the cover photo of Esquire Philippines’ February 2016 issue.
Still, it warrants a spot on this list because of the ultra chic white gown by Patty Ang.
This is also one of the testaments to how bright Maine’s star shines.
9. GIRL OF THE YEAR
Accepting her award at People Asia magazine’s People Of The Year was another feather on the cap of the 21-year-old Bulakenya.
This pop glam look defines her status as a youth icon.
10. FULL CIRCLE
Imagine Me & You is meant to be an anniversary gift from AlDub to their fans, but this blush pink dress by Martin Bautista worn by Maine at the movie’s premiere night earlier this week is a blessing to her fashionista followers.
All the ???????????? last night at the #ImagineYouAndMe premiere ? @mainedcm is a blushing beauty in a custom @martinbautista9 silk dress accessorized with @miladayjewels and a @beavaldesdesign clutch. Makeup by @juansarte Hair by @celestetuviera Styled by @lizzzuy, @danaevernisse, and @thepatrickperez #StyLIZed #StyLIZedStudio Like us on Facebook to see more photos ????????
How about you, which OOTD is your top pick?