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"ALDUB" and Team Kalyeserye

Updated on October 19, 2016

Alden Richards and Maine Mendoza

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Love overcomes fear
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The phenomenal split-screen love team of actors Alden Richards and Maine Mendoza or “Yaya Dub”

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The phenomenal split-screen love team of actors Alden Richards and Maine Mendoza or “Yaya Dub”
The phenomenal split-screen love team of actors Alden Richards and Maine Mendoza or “Yaya Dub”
The phenomenal split-screen love team of actors Alden Richards and Maine Mendoza or “Yaya Dub” | Source

Accidental But Brilliant Plan

Who could have thought that their story would be sensational not only in the Philippines but also all over the world. Garnering millions of social media followers in twitter and facebook, the steady growth of viewers over the past months have kept their story running.

Actors Alden Richards (as Alden) and Dubsmash queen and actress Maine Mendoza (As Yaya Dub or Divina Ursula Bokbokova which is an acronym of the word dubsmash) are the primary characters of the “Kalye Serye” (“Street Series” in English) produced by the well-known TV program, Channel 7, as a drama soap opera parody where both of these young actor and actress interact through a split screen television. They engage into conversations via audio list or songs and handwritten messages.

It is a 30-minute to 1- hour program created within the segment “Juan for All, All for Juan” of the television noontime show “Eat Bulaga”, where Alden and Maine would improvise their acting and engage in dramatic conversations with three more characters who are Filipino Comedians, Wally Bayola (Lola Nidora, a.k.a. Duhrizz, Reyanna and Doktora the Explorer), Jose Manalo (Lola Tinidora) and Paolo Ballesteros (Lola Tidora a.k.a. Lola Isadora). The Drama Parody includes singing and dancing which results into comedic situations that bring tons of joy and laughter to its audience.

Alden Richards was invited to participate in Eat Bulaga in the early months of the year 2015, to be a host of the various segments such as “Pak na Pak” and “That’s My Bae” with co-host Sam YG, an Indian-Filipino DJ. On the other hand, Maine Mendoza was discovered through her YouTube DubSmash videos and she later on auditioned for Eat Bulaga after an invitation from its producers who came to know Maine through her Social Media Videos.

Upon entry at the noontime show, Maine was supposed to play the role of a Lawyer in the “Juan for All, All for Juan” segment but was then made as the Yaya Dub character, who is the personal assistant of Lola Nidora. Yaya Dub a.k.a. Maine only communicates via vocal dubbing through different songs played during the show and during the July 16, 2015 episode, Maine was seen being giddy over Alden Richards who was then shown only through a live split screen. Only then, did the producers start to make a love story out of the two characters.

The first dub performance by Alden and Maine was the song “Wish I May” and “God Gave Me You”, a popular song by Bryan White. It was an instant click that the producers never thought would turn out for the best since millions of people started being a fan of the awesome tandem. “ALDUB” was then formed out of the names Alden and Yaya Dub. The couple did not meet each other face to face for the first several weeks of the show and only conversed via television screens or a split screen frame and dubbed popular songs and handwritten messages.

Upon entry at the noontime show, Maine was supposed to play the role of a Lawyer in the “Juan for All, All for Juan” segment but was then made as the Yaya Dub character, who is the personal assistant of Lola Nidora. Yaya Dub a.k.a. Maine only communicates via vocal dubbing through different songs played during the show and during the July 16, 2015 episode, Maine was seen being giddy over Alden Richards who was then shown only through a live split screen. Only then, did the producers start to make a love story out of the two characters.

The first dub performance by Alden and Maine was the song “Wish I May” and “God Gave Me You”, a popular song by Bryan White. It was an instant click that the producers never thought would turn out for the best since millions of people started being a fan of the awesome tandem. “ALDUB” was then formed out of the names Alden and Yaya Dub. The couple did not meet each other face to face for the first several weeks of the show and only conversed via television screens or a split screen frame and dubbed popular songs and handwritten messages.

The Pabebe Wave

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A sign of endearment by the couple
A sign of endearment by the couple
A sign of endearment by the couple | Source

A New Wave of Ideas Ordinary People; Extraordinaire Events

One of the program directors, Poochie Rivera, stated that, the act between the two lovers are unscripted, spontaneous and nothing is rehearsed. Poochie also added that “We are trying to maintain the spontaneity because that is a big part of its charm”.

Also part of the casts are, Jose Manalo as Frankie Arinolli, Tinidora and other various characters. Wally Bayola as Lola Nidora and his several other characters. Paolo Ballesteros as Tidora and his various characters. These three comedians add up to the adventurous, funny plot and drama involving the two lovers Maine and Alden.

As the story progressed, tons of new ideas and one-liner gags were invented that had the audience mimicking the Pabebe Wave, which is a hand gesture of a beauty queen wave regularly made by Alden and Yaya Dub. The storyline is similar to the Cinderella plot where the courtship between the two lead characters are forbidden, with Lola Nidora playing the role of a grandmother opposed to the love match and hindered every move made by Alden to reach out to Yaya Dub and to meet her in person.

Lola Nidora teaches both characters the truth and grace in waiting for the right time (in tagalog- Tamang Panahon) before both engage in a serious and deep relationship. The grandmother image of Lola Nidora serves as a guard between the two to keep them from making huge mistakes as they rush into love and courtship. She sees to it that the traditional and Filipino way of a man pursuing a lady would be followed by the book to avoid hurtful memories for both the young Alden and Maine while the couple also obeyed all the teachings and commands of Lola Nidora, knowing that what she is doing is also for their best and their own good.

As the months passed, more of the Filipino Audience fell inlove with the couple and watched the drama parody everyday, awaiting for what happens next to the plot that the director has written. Armed with more music and funnier gag lines, the fans of the couple grew into millions in just a number of weeks leading to more open doors of opportunity for both of the actor and actress. Commercials by different companies opened up with Alden and Maine advertising the products. Most of the TV commercials are now flooded with a picture of either or both the ALDUB couple. One thing led to another as the love story of these two prospered both in the tube and in real life.

Another well accomplished feat by the couple was when they reached a record-breaking tweets on Twitter for #ALDuBforLOVE garnering 25.6 million tweets within a day and on October 24, 2015, the duo finally met each other face to face without any obstacles through the Eat Bulaga Grand Benefit Concert at the Philippine Arena with the theme “Sa Tamang Panahon” (“At the Proper Time”).

The proceeds from the Grand Benefit Concert were used as financial support to various school libraries all over the Philippines. On October 24, 2015, the hashtag #ALDuBTamangPanahon had 41 million tweets within 24 hours which is considered a global record for the most number of tweets within 24 hours. In addition to the same, said Benefit Concert also had over 55,000 people watching live wherein tickets were sold in less than 3 days.

And on December 25, 2015, the couple released their first movie My Bebe Love which earned over 60 million pesos on the first day.

The Aldub tandem became an immediate success both in the broadcast and social media and that according to the Nielsen ratings held by AGB Nielsen Philippines, the episode where Alden and Maine met personally on August 8, 2015 gave a 32% rating and a 300% additional viewership for Eat Bulaga which led to the the latter being the number one daytime program for weeks.

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Genuine love takes time to build up. It is tested through time and circumstances. It is not rushed.
Genuine love takes time to build up. It is tested through time and circumstances. It is not rushed.
Genuine love takes time to build up. It is tested through time and circumstances. It is not rushed. | Source

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ALDUB Bonding of Kalye Serye

Windows of Opportunity A Track Record to Fame

By reason of the successful debut of the Richards and Mendoza Tandem, a four- year film contract with APT Entertainment and a recording deal with GMA Records were offered to Richards. On the otherhand, Mendoza was considered to be invited by the Philippine Basketball Association teams Barangay Ginebra, San Miguel, Mahindra Enforcers and Talk N’ Text Tropang Texters, as their muse for the 2015-16 PBA season but she turned down the offer.

Mendoza and Richards were also interviewed in the program Kapuso Mo, Jessica Soho, and an episode of Richards life story was shown in Magpakailanman.

Recently, the couple became a part of the 41st Metro Manila Film Festival for their movie My Bebe Love with a gross earnings of 214 million PhP for the first 5 days. During the MMFF awards night, Maine Mendoza won for the Best Supporting Actress.

In addition, the couple was also awarded the Most Popular Breakout Love Team of the Year at the EdukCircle Awards. Due to public Demands, Yes!Magazine also featured the two in the November 2015 Issue.

Cinderella Love Affair

What strikes most people and how the tandem got their attention is by reason of the Cinderella Plot of their story where Maine, playing the role of the house maid and Alden, who is similar to the Prince, came from a rich family and though they came from different backgrounds and status in life, both came to be together despite as well the opposition of certain characters who tried to hinder their love affair.

Many people could relate to their story and a lot even wish and pray to have that kind of a romantic life for real. So let’s all see what happens next to the couple of the century.

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