“We are not born to please everybody”—Maine Mendoza

Despite all the fame and fortune after shooting to stardom a year ago, Maine Mendoza a.k.a. Kalyeserye’s Yaya Dub promised she will not change to gain people’s approval.

In her blog entry “That’s how it works,” Maine vented out her frustration about the idea of having to fit the mold of people’s expectations to retain success in the entertainment industry. According to Maine, the blog post was incited by something she encountered, yet she did not mention the details of the specific incident which made her “question some things.”

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In a world “full of barbies,” Maine promised that she will remain true to herself and allow the real her to shine through. She wrote: ” If there is one thing in this world that I would never do, that would be it– pleasing people.”

“Why bother trying to be someone you are not when you can just be yourself? Why seek for people’s approval on how to live your life? Why let other people’s opinions define you?,” she added.

Maine also mentioned in the blog post that she does not need to alter herself in order to please people; she allows people to freely evaluate whether or not they like her.

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