After almost two years in show business, Maine Mendoza said that she has grown used to dealing with her haters.
“Alam mo, minsan, yun ang nila-lunch ko: the bashers and the haters,” the 22-year-old Maine laughingly admitted in Cosmopolitan Magazine’s May 2017 cover story.
She elaborated, “Personally, I’m used to negative stuff because I’m a pessimist. Sanay ako sa mga ganyan.
“Sometimes I take the time to visit their accounts to see the nasty things they say about me.”
Maine got catapulted to stardom following her accidental teamup with Alden Richards in GMA-7’s noontime show Eat Bulaga.
Their teamup, known as AlDub (Alden and Yaya Dub), gave birth to the noontime show’s “Kalyeserye” segment, which ran from July 2015 to December 2016.
MAINE'S "BAPTISM OF FIRE." Both Alden and Maine are currently busy with GMA-7’s primetime series Destined To Be Yours, the airing of which is scheduled to end two weeks from now.
Maine, for her part, admitted that doing a primetime soap has been the biggest challenge in her showbiz career so far.
The Kapuso actress explained, “Dito sinubok lahat sa akin, eh.
"Una pa lang, gigising ka ng alas-kwatro ng umaga. That was a big adjustment for me because I’m a night person.
“Also, I had to constantly improve as an actress.
“I’ve learned that a soap opera is the ultimate baptism of fire as an actress.”
Knowing that other people has something to say about her every move on and off-cam adds to her struggles.
But Maine said that one thing she learned is to never lose her sense of self through it all.
Get a copy of Cosmopolitan Magazine May 2017 for the full interview with Maine.