The country’s most popular love team ALDUB has made it’s way to the international news. British Broadcasting News (BBC) made a feature story on their site with the title “AlDub: A social media phenomenon about love and lip-synching.”
BBC Filipino presenter Rico Hizon attributed the success of AlDUB loveteam to their humility.
“They appear very down-to-earth,” he said. “I believe that one big reason they are so popular is because the actors are very humble despite their massive success. They keep thanking fans as well as everyone who supports their work.”
In the same feature, BBC noted that Maine Mendoza who plays the character of Yaya Dub “has become the third fastest-rising growing celebrity on Twitter, after US singers Taylor Swift and Katy Perry.”
Here is an excerpt of the BBC article:
“What or who is ‘AlDub’?
For several months, viewers across the Philippines have been tuning in to watch ‘Eat Bulaga!’, a popular afternoon variety show, which features a skit with a pair of lovers who have never met in the flesh.
On the show, their romance is conducted via a split screen and as it developed, obstacles after obstacle cropped up to prevent the onscreen duo from meeting.
‘AlDub’ is a play on the first names of Filipino actors Alden Richards and Maine Mendoza (who plays the character Yaya Dub on the show), both stars with huge followings on social media.”
View full article here: http://www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-34645078
(Photo source: Facebook – @Eat Bulaga / http://www.bbc.com/)