Yaya Dub's secret to self-esteem can inspire kids

Yaya Dub's secret to self-esteem can inspire kids

In a recent instagram post, this year's breakout star Maine Mendoza (a.k.a Yaya Dub) shares how she overcame her own insecurities and learned to believe in herself.

Maine Mendoza (more popularly known as 'Yaya Dub') was just a simple girl from Bulacan who made Dubsmash videos for fun.

Now, less than 6 months since her first appearance on the longest running noon time show, Eat Bulaga, the funny and loveable 20-year old has secured her place on the industry's A-list.

But even she suffered from insecurities growing up.

She managed to overcome all of this and is now embracing all that she has achieved with pride.

In a recent Instagram post she shares her secret:

I used to be a girl with a poor self esteem— I actually think I still am. I never believed in my capability of doing things; it could be just me being a pessimist about almost everything but the thing is, I never really believed in myself. Every time I am about to do something, the first thing that comes to my mind is "Hindi ko kaya yan." (That's the fighting spirit! *note sarcasm*) Though I am already used to it, it's still sad to think that I grew up with a negative mindset. I grew up believing I am not good enough for anything. People may think "Wala pa namang nararating/napapatunayan yang Yaya nyo." true enough, I guess. Pero para sa'kin, I've done so many things that I never thought I can do; things that I never imagined I am capable of doing. Everything that I am experiencing and doing right now is new to me. And I am proud to say that [finally] —because of Eat Bulaga— I am having the courage to step out of my comfort zone. I have waited so long for the moment where I'd be able to say "I am proud of myself". Kung wala pa man akong napapatunayan sainyo, sa'kin marami-rami na.. at yun lang, sapat na. Sapat na din para masabi kong proud ako sa sarili ko. Way to go, Meng! ????????

A photo posted by Maine Mendoza (@mainedcm) on

Read: 5 tips on How to Develop Your Daughter's Self-esteem

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Bianchi Mendoza

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