ACTRESS Maine Mendoza is among the most tweeted celebrities in the world, according to a list released by the social media network in the Philippines.
The Top 10 are:
1. Bangtang Boys (BTS), Korean boyband
2. Seventeen, Korean boyband
3. Cuban-American singer Camila Cabello, former member of Fifth Harmony
4. Justin Bieber
5. Maine Mendoza
6. Niall Horan, One Direction
7. Harry Styles, One Direction
8. Monsta X, Korean boyband
9. Grayson Dolan
10. Ethan Dolan
The last two are known as The Dolan Twins of YouTube fame.
Mendoza is the other half of the popular “Aldub” love team that first appeared on GMA 7’s noontime show “Eat Bulaga” in 2014. The other half is Alden Richards. “Aldub” also topped the “most tweeted love teams for 2017,” followed by KathNiel (Katherine Bernardo and Daniel Padilla), JaDine (James Reid and Nadine Lustre), LizQuien (Liza Soberano and Enrique Gil), and MayWard (Maymay Entrata and Edward Barber).
Mendoza, also known as “The Dubsmash Queen”, figured in a controversy recently when she posted an open letter to her fans on Twitter asking for her freedom while acknowledging their love and support.
“Again, thank you very much for the love and support you have given me. I will forever cherish the presence of the whole fandom in my life. I do hope I have also given you enough joy for you to give me the freedom I believe I deserve. Freedom to feel what I want to feel, be what I want to be, and do what I want to do,” said Mendoza whose post surprised her followers.
She also admitted that she and Richards were “just friends” and appealed to fans to give the same to him because he “deserves the same, too.”
Mendoza said she knew that people would turn their backs on her after the controversial letter but said she was okay with it. She just wanted to get her feelings out of her chest.
Meanwhile, comedian Vice Ganda was named as the “most-followed Filipino account”, along with “It’s Showtime” co-host Anne Curtis-Heusaff ranked second. Other “most followed” celebrities were Angel Locsin, Kathryn Bernardo, Yeng Constantino, Bianca Gonzales, Daniel Padilla and Lucky Manzano. JASI DE MATEO