On Friday, the 13th of November, the residents of Fairview as well as the Alden die-hard fans and the AlDub fanatics had a great treat when the #PambansangBae made his way to have a rare appearance to promote his self-titled album at SM Fairview’s Cinema 9.
Richards’s were all screaming as he sang two songs including the popular song, which became the theme song of Eat Bulaga’s ‘Kalyeserye’ segment—‘God Gave Me You’. The said song was originally sung by Grammy award-winning American country singer Bryan White, which had its second wind of success when Alden sang this as part of the split-screen romance with dubsmash queen Maine ‘Yaya Dub’ Mendoza on national television and trended not just locally on social media, but internationally as well.
Despite the absence of his TV partner, the supporters overflowed and went wild as soon as he came out. Most of them came not just in the area, but even the farthest place in Laguna and other provinces just to support this charmer and the title holders of Ginoong Sta Rosa 2009 and Ginoong Laguna 2010, respectvely. Also prior to joining showbiz, he auditioned for Pinoy Big Brother: Teen Clash of 2010 but failed to make it to the cut on the said reality show.
In 2014, the TV series produced by GMA News and Public Affairs titled ‘Ilustrado’ which he was the lead and played the coveted role of Filipino national hero—Jose Rizal and earned him the Best Drama Actor are the recently concluded 29th PMPC Star Awards for Television.
Today, Richards is one of Boardwalk’s ambassadors and helps his designer-friend Avel Bacudio’s advocacy for the blind. Together they launched the Alden Richards Edition (AldenxAvelxAdvocacy… AAA).