12 Facts About AlDub


AlDub was derived from a portmanteau of the tandem's character names in Kalyeserye, namely Filipino actor Alden Richards, who portrays a fictionalized version of himself, and Yaya Dub, portrayed by Dubsmash Queen personality and socialite actress Maine Mendoza, who initially does not talk and interacts through lip-syncing.

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The name "AlDub" was conceived as a portmanteau of the tandem's names, Alden and Yaya Dub And despite being featured in the show, the couple did not meet with each other for the first few weeks of the segment and only interacted through the show's split-screen frame and conversing in dubbed audio samples of popular songs and lines from popular films and TV series as well as through handwritten messages shown on screen.

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AlDub couple became an overnight phenomenon on both television and social media.

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In social media site Twitter, hashtags with AlDub became top trending topics in both the Philippine and Worldwide trends.

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Success of the AlDub tandem contributed to the careers of Richards and Mendoza.

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AlDub tandem had granted the request, that they will not endorse any politicians running for the 2016 presidential election in which senator Tito Sotto, one of the main hosts said as per advice from the Eat Bulaga's management.

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Rishi Jaitly, Twitter's Vice President of Media, Asia Pacific and Middle East, said that AlDub is a global phenomenon.

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AlDub initially thought that tweets were not authentic but after internally checking it, he concluded that phenomenon is real and not a sideshow.

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AlDub has gained the global record for the most tweeter feed in 24 hours.

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Fans of AlDub are commonly referred to as "AlDub Nation", tagging the word nation as it was able to capture three large audiences: overseas workers, people who are often at home, and millennials.

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In general, the AlDub Nation has established fan club chapters coming from the Philippines and abroad.

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Outside of the series, AlDub Nation had used their hashtags to participate in community service or "bayanihans" and other good deeds.

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