Actress and TV host Maine Mendoza (age 23), aka Phenomenal Star, wins 2 awards at the 8th EdukCircle Awards (2018).
Maine Mendoza won as Best Female Variety Show Host and as one of the five Most Influential Celebrity Endorsers of the Year.
The Phenomenal Star received her awards on October 6, 2018 at the AFP Theater, where the last part of the EdukCircle Awards ceremonies was held.
Maine posted a photo of her EdukCircle Awards trophies and a clip of her happily dancing with the trophies on Instagram Stories.
Maine Mendoza won over 4 other nominees for the category of Best Female Variety Show Host including Anne Curtis and Amy Perez of “It’s Showtime”, and Toni Gonzaga and Jolina Magdangal of “ASAP”.
Actresses Marian Rivera, Kathryn Bernardo, Judy Ann Santos, and Liza Soberano also won as Most Influential Female Endorsers of the Year.
Meanwhile, Maine Mendoza’s AlDub love team partner, Alden Richards (age 26), bagged an award as one of the Most Influential Celebrities of the Year.
Maine Mendoza’s EdukCircle Awards
It’s not the first time that Maine Mendoza won at EdukCircle Awards.
As the other half of the AlDub love team with actor and singer Alden Richards (age 26), Maine won an EdukCircle award for Breakout Love Team of the Year in 2015 – that’s the historic first-ever award for AlDub.
Maine, together with Alden, also won the EdukCircle Special Recognition for Phenomenal Act (Sa Tamang Panahon) in 2016.
Maine won as one of the Most Influential Celebrity Endorsers of the Year in 2016 and 2017.
EdukCircle Awards wiki
The EdukCircle Awards initially aimed to recognize personalities for outstanding contribution to Philippine television when it was founded in 2011 by Dir. Alexander M. Baltazar. On its first year, there were only 5 awardees.
Currently, the EdukCircle website states that as part of its commitment to promote outstanding communication, the organization “recognizes exemplary performances of personalities in news and entertainment whose professional works have made significant contributions to Philippine music, film, and television.”
Winners are determined by more than 50 members in the Academy of EdukCircle Judges.
Members of the academy are composed of deans, department heads, school directors, faculty members, and students from different schools and universities in the Philippines.