Article and Photos by Eric Borromeo

Bae1Fact: Alden Richards is not only hugging the limelight these days, together with Maine Mendoza and their phenomenal tandem of AlDub, he is in the center of the showbiz universe!

Endorsements are lining up for this GMA artist. Since the birth of AlDub, Alden’s professional fee skyrocketed to high heavens. He is THE most sought after celebrity of the hour. It seems that Alden was gifted the Midas Touch of late. gathered that the actor has fifteen (15) more endorsements under his sleeves.

Of course, all thanks to her muse Yaya Dub and the conviction of Eat Bulaga and the social networking sites that turned the wheel of fortune for the actor.

Despite the golden opportunities that’s cropping around Alden that can be converted to cold cash, he is steadfast to veer away from politics. The actor denied the rumor that he was offered a staggering 100-million-peso endorsement from a politician.

“Personally, I don’t want to endorse (any politicians), let them be. Iba po itong showbiz sa politics. I don’t want to mix them,” stated Alden during the launch of Snowcaps, yesterday, held at Plaza Ibarra, in Quezon City.

The actor also admitted that his GMA management was already approached several times by politicians and political parties, but he humbly told the management to decline the offers.

“Sinabi ko po na baka puwedeng dito na lang tayo mag-concentrate (sa showbiz),” he humbly said.
Fact: Eat Bulaga’s TV event for their ‘Kalyeserye’ segment will undeniably be a tough feat to duplicate. It was so momentous and historic that even foreign media have to come up with their own analyzes to the phenomenon that is AlDub.

For Alden it was an overwhelming experience. When he stepped inside the Philippine Arena that Saturday of October 24, he was surprised by some 50,000 fans waiting for their ‘Tamang Panahon’ moment with Maine.

“‘Totoo ba ito? Kami ba talaga ni Maine ang pinuntahan ng mga tao dito? Hanggang ngayon, hindi pa rin sa akin nagsi-sink in yung nangyari sa Arena,” shared Alden.Bae4

Fans couldn’t agree more with the actor. It was a spectacle of a fairy tale story unfolding before their eyes. It was an event nobody has foreseen or predicted.

Fact: It is only now that he and Maine are really getting to know each other. They are star-crossed lovers, only they were separated not by the universe, but by a split-screen TV.

“I’m starting to get to know her more. Masarap siyang katrabaho. Totoo siyang tao. Hindi fake, hindi showbiz.

“Siguro that’s what’s lacking in our industry now – yung mga tao na hindi masyadong showbiz. Si Maine, hindi siya ganoon. Kaya I always look forward to working with her,” admitted Alden.

Fact: Alden is enjoying the overwhelming outpouring of love showered towards him.

“I prayed for this moment. Pero hindi ko naman po ini-expect na it would happen this fast. Everyday na maghu-host ako ng Eat Bulaga, I still get overwhelmed. Pero on top of it, I’m happy and blessed with the love that I’m getting from all of you,” said the bedimpled Alden.

Alden prayed and waited for this moment in his career. What he is reaping now is more than just the fruit of his labor and his talent. In spite of all the blessings happening in his career, fact is, Alden, the person, never fails to thank God.

“Ipinagpapasalamat ko na lang talaga sa Diyos ang lahat,” Alden said.

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