Manila, Philippines – Phenomenal star, Maine Mendoza, is voted by fans all around Asia as the “Ultimate Asian Sweetheart of 2018.”
In an online poll created by entertainment website, Starmometer, the Eat Bulaga TV host bested other female personalities, K-Pop idols, models, athletes, singers and actresses in Asia. Mendoza garnered a total of 757,430 votes in the final round of voting.
Mendoza was tagged as Dubsmash Queen after her Dubsmash videos went viral in the internet before she joined Eat Bulaga as one of the hosts. She played the role of “yaya” (nanny) in a segment of the noontime show, thus her moniker Yaya Dub. Her pairing with Alden Richards, catapulted her to fame. Their AlDub (Alden-Yaya Dub) love team has gained massive following after their overwhelming chemistry was noticed by fans.
Thai-Norwegian sweetheart and actress Urassaya “Yaya” Sperbund of the blockbuster movie, “Brother of the Year,” which hits Philippine theaters on September 5, comes second. Sperbund received a total of 401,867 votes in the final poll. Yaya is one of the most popular TV actresses in Thailand who has large following internationally due to her numerous international modeling stints and endorsements. She has been tagged as the hottest female celebrity in Thailand.
Placing third is actress Sanaya Irani of India. The Bollywood actress was among the list of People Magazine’s (India) 40 Most Beautiful Women. She has starred in over 30 television series and shows in India, including the consistently top-rating and long-running Iss Pyaar Ko Kya Naam Doon? (What Name Shall I Give This Love?).
Jennie Kim of the famous South Korean girl group BLACKPINK ranked fourth, while Shen Yue of China came in the fifth place. Filipino actress Kathryn Bernardo is at sixth place followed by Nadine Lustre and Angel Locsin on the seventh and eighth places, respectively. Another Thailand actress also made it on the Top 10, Kimberley Anne Voltemas, who is one of Yaya’s best friends. The Thai-German beauty is also one of the TV superstars in Thailand. Lalisa Manoban of BLACKPINK completes the top 10.
The 100 Asian Sweethearts of 2018 was determined by fan votes across Asia. Starmometer released the full list at their official website.