More On #ALDUB, The Philippines’ Power Sweethearts
Morning News USA previously reported about the hashtag #ALDUB that regularly trends on Twitter. The hashtag was born out of conjugating the names of the hottest onscreen couple the Philippines has today.Advertisement
Showbiz couple Maine Mendoza and Alden Richards have achieved international popularity, hence the regularly top-trending hashtag on Twitter (click to find out more).
The tandem did it again with the hashtag #ALDUBRoadToForever trending worldwide on Twitter Monday. This time, the hashtag refers to an event with Mendoza and Richards to be held on Saturday, Oct. 24, 2015. TicketWorld, responsible for selling tickets for the event, announced on Oct. 17 that ALDUB tickets broke its record for having the highest amount of first day ticket sales. Tickets were sold-out the next day.
The event will be held at the Philippine Arena, a 140-hectare multipurpose indoor arena that has a maximum sitting capacity of 55,000 people. It is the world’s largest indoor arena.
Mendoza’s Twitter profile has become one of the fastest-growing celebrity profiles on Twitter worldwide, according to Socialbakers, a provider of social media analytics. Mendoza, popularly known to Filipino fans as Yaya Dub, trends along with celebrity Taylor Swift, Katy Perry, Ellen Degeneres and Jimmy Fallon. The Filipina sweetheart earned 1.07 million followers on Twitter in September alone. Swift had 1.31 million, Perry with 1.26 million, DeGeneres with 1.1 million and Fallon with 1.04 million.
Both their Twitter profiles had already been verified with a blue check from Twitter. The blue check is placed next to a username on Twitter to show that it is a legitimate source of tweets from the person whose name appears on the account.