Pambansang Bae Alden Richard has really come a long way, he started as a model and joined various male beauty pageants to his failed attempt to be in the GMA-7 talent search StarStuck during its fifth season in 2009 until he becomes one of the most sought-after artists in the country today.
The 27-year-old actor started to gain more attention from the public when he was paired up with Maine “Yaya Dub” Mendoza as the other half of the famous and unexpected on-screen love team, AlDub (also known as MaiDen and MaiChard).
Last August 28, Alden was also dubbed as Asia’s Multimedia Star after winning the 2019 Seoul International Drama Award, Asian Star Prize award equivalent to best acting award, held in South Korea.
But just when many thought that Alden already achieved enough, he continues to surprise us with more accomplishments.
He was recently paired for the first time with Kapamilya prime actress Kathryn Bernardo in the blockbuster romance-drama film “Hello, Love, Goodbye,” which is now the highest-grossing Filipino film of all time with ₱880,603,490 worldwide gross as announced by Star Cinema the film’s producers, last September 3.
On his social media account, Alden recently shared a sentimental post to dedicate all the success he has right now to his late mom Rosario Faulkerson, who passed in 2008 because of pneumonia.
“LORD para talaga sayo lahat to, Mama kung nasan ka man…sana proud ka sa akin ma. See you soon ok? Thank you sa inspirasyon.” he wrote in his Twitter post last Wednesday.
According to a previous interview with the27-year-old Kapuso actor, he really dreamed of becoming a pilot, but his late mom urged him to pursue a career in the showbiz industry.
When his mother passed away, he fulfilled his mother’s wish and auditioned for an acting role on GMA Network’s afternoon soap, Alakdana. He passed the audition and played the lead role of Joma in the said TV series.