The Philippines’ very own Maine Mendoza, Twitter’s fifth most buzzed-about celebrity in the world, emerged as the winner of our month-long online poll in search of 100 Asian Sweethearts.
The 23-year-old “Dubsmash Queen of the Philippines” is also known as the half of the sensational ALDUB love team which was described by Twitter as a “global phenomenon” for garnering 41 million tweets in 24 hours. Together with Alden Richards, she starred in the TV drama “Destined to be Yours” and movies “My Bebe Love” and “Imagine You and Me.”
Maine bested more than 120 nominated celebrities from the Asian continent which include TV series stars, K-pop artists, sports personalities, models, beauty queens and movie actresses. She got a total of 1,485,312 votes in the semi-finals and 757,430 votes in the finals of the fan-powered online polls on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and the website Starmometer.com.
Placing second in our list is the star of the hit movie “Brother of the Year,” Urassaya Sperbund of Thailand. Half-Norweigian half-Thai, the 25-year-old is also known for the drama series “The Crown Princess” and “Leh Lub Salub Rarng.” The lakorn actress garnered a total of 401,867 votes in the final polls.
Placing third in our list is Bollywood actress Sanaya Irani of India. She is the only Indian television actress to be listed in People Magazine’s (India) 40 Most Beautiful Women. Her TV shows include “Iss Pyaar Ko Kya Naam Doon?” and “Left Right Left.”
Finishing fourth in our list is Jennie Kim of South Korea. The 22-year-old is the main rapper of the K-pop girl group BLACKPINK.
Placing fifth in our list is Shen Yue of China. Her claim to fame was when her TV series “A Love So Beautiful” became a hit all over Asia. Then catapulted to superstardom in China when she bagged the highly-coveted role of Shan Cai in the Chinese remake of the hit drama “Meteor Garden.”
Watch the complete rankings of 100 Asian Sweethearts in reversed order below:
Here’s the complete tally of votes received by the final five: