As one-half of the wildly popular showbiz love team AlDub with Maine Mendoza, Alden Richards has been conquering television screens, magazine covers, and billboards all over the country since the tandem’s meteoric rise to fame in July 2015. A year after the birth of their phenomenal love pairing, fans will finally get an intimate look into the life of the ubiquitous heartthrob who has earned the title “Pambansang Bae.”
Out now from Summit Books is Alden: In My Own Words., a book that reveals everything there is to know about the reluctant celebrity who was born Richard Faulkerson, Jr. Like AlDub’s first solo starrer Imagine You & Me, which hit theaters on July 13, Alden: In My Own Words is an anniversary gift to loyal fans who have been following AlDub since the romantic pairing first debuted in the July 16, 2015 episode of the Eat Bulaga! segment “Juan for All, All for Juan.”
Alden: In My Own Words recounts the path the 24-year old actor, singer, and TV host took before hitting showbiz gold with Aldub—a history that includes male pageants and failed auditions. The book then delves deeper into Richards’ life as an ordinary guy by spilling revealing truths and endearing facts about the down-to-earth star. Richards, an old-fashioned romantic, also sets readers’ hearts aflutter by candidly letting his views on love and dating be known. True-blue fans can then test how well they know their beloved “bae” by taking on the ultimate “Alden quiz.”
Finally, a whole chapter devoted to Richards and Maine Mendoza’s bond finds its way to Alden: In My Own Words. Through quotes about each other, it traces the onscreen couple’s beginnings from the moment their palpable chemistry first captured Filipino viewers’ attention to the massive success and deep friendship they share today.