Friday, October 30, 2015

AlDub: A social media phenomenon about love and lip-synching -- According to BBC

The country's most phenomenal love team made it to BBC news.

It's not everyday that we read news about the Philippines or it's people on international news like BBC. Yet, AlDub made it through. First AlDub made a history on Twitter with the most number of tweets then the news.

BBC feature Maine Mendoza who plays the character of Yaya Dub on a short skit on a noontime show 'Eat Bulaga'. BBC Filipino presenter Rico Hizon attributed the success of AlDUB loveteam to their humility. And he said that this is one of the main reason why Maine Mendoza a.k.a. Yaya Dub became 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.”

It's no doubt that AlDub is the number one love team as of this time.


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