The Manila Times Online reported late Monday afternoon that showbiz’ “Phenomenal Love Team” of Alden Richards and Maine “Yaya Dub” Mendoza jointly landed the top spot of Yes! Magazine’s annual “100 Most Beautiful Stars” list.
The announcement and unveiling of the magazine’s special edition was made by its editor-in-chief Jo-Ann Maglipon at a star-studded gathering at Luxent Hotel in Quezon City.
Spotted mingling before the unveiling of the 2016 “Most Beautiful” cover was underway were the likes of young celebrities Kris Bernal, JC de Vera, Bela Padilla, Sofia Andres, Andre Paras and Barbie Forteza, who all made it to different categories of the coveted list, before Richards and Maine came out for the grand reveal.
“Dream ko po ito,” the ever humble man of the hour said. “For six consecutive years, from my first year to be in the list, I would wonder, ‘Kailan kaya ako mako-cover diyan?’ Ang hirap lang makapaniwala talaga na kami [ni Maine]ang cover, kasi mga big stars ang naging cover ng 100 Most Beautiful.”
Mendoza, who still finds it hard to wrap her head around her celebrity status, was only too happy for her screen partner’s dream come true. In the cover story, in fact, she told Yes! “Dapat photobomber lang ako sa shoot!”
AlDub’s No. 1 spot is in the list is made more special by the team-up’s first anniversary on July 16, as well as the opening of their first major movie today, Imagine You and Me from APT Entertainment, M-Zet, Inc. and GMA Films.
Besides Richards and Mendoza, other big celebrities who made it to the list are Piolo Pascual, Toni Gonzaga, Jennylyn Mercado, Dennis Trillo, Marian Rivera, Dingdong Dantes, Jericho Rosales, John Lloyd Cruz, Bea Alonzo, Coco Martin, James Reid, Nadine Lustre, Jaclyn Jose, and Miss Universe Pia Wurtzbach.