Actress and TV host Maine Mendoza (age 23), aka Phenomenal Star, posted a wonderful message on her Instagram about her 2018, and celebrated poet Lang Leav praised her for being a strong role model.
Maine said in her post that she took all the lessons she learned from her mistakes and difficult times in 2017 to make her 2018 “one of the best and memorable years yet.”
The Phenomenal Star said that she is happier now and felt blessed with the things that happened to her in 2018. Maine also said that she has moved on from the toxic energy as well as people that used to drain her.
Maine encouraged her followers to let go of what’s weighing them down. She ended her post with a quote from Lang Leav: “Don’t stay where you are needed. Go where you are loved.”
Lang Leav reacted by posting on the comment section that Maine is a “brave, strong role model for all women”. She also sent lots of love to the Phenomenal Star.
Leav is one of Maine Mendoza’s favorite authors. The world-renowned poet gave Maine Mendoza a poem titled “Stars in Love” for AlDub, the collective name for her pairing with Alden Richards, on Valentine’s Day 2016.
Here’s Maine Mendoza’s full IG post and Lang Leav’s comment:
Maine Mendoza @mainedcm
December 31, 2018
2018, you have done me so well. Took all the lessons learned from my mistakes and difficult times last year to make 2018 one of the best, most memorable years yet.
I am happier now than I have ever been and am incredibly blessed with so many wonderful things – from the very start of the year until today. Couldn’t be more grateful for everything!
I am just so so glad to have finally moved on from the toxic energy and people that used to drain me – the best realisation and resolution still. Cheers to a great year!
And may we always find the courage to let go of what’s weighing us down.
Hoping 2019 is even more exciting and fruitful for all of us. Happy New Year, everyone!
“Don’t stay where you are needed. Go where you are loved.” – Lang Leav
Maine Mendoza’s 2018 career highlights
Maine Mendoza is currently a co-host at noontime show “Eat Bulaga” and has a weekly primetime sitcom with Vic Sotto titled “Daddy’s Gurl“. She starred in the Metro Manila Film Festival (MMFF) 2018 movie “Jack Em Popoy: The PulisCredibles” with Vic Sotto and Coco Martin.
In September 2018, Maine Mendoza launched the special edition MAC Maine Lipstick, which sold out in 1 minute on online store Lazada and in less than 30 minutes at SM Megamall.
Maine has also been signed up as a recording artist for Universal Records in mid-2018, and she is already working on an album.
Twitter Philippines named Maine Mendoza as the Most Tweeted Filipino Celebrity in 2018.