AlDub Nation worldwide went to Twitter to celebrate the first anniversary of the phenomenal Twitter love couple Maine Mendoza (@mainedcm) and Alden Richards (@aldenrichards02). Using the #ALDUB1stAnniversary hashtag, AlDub fans worldwide sent over 6.6 million Tweets on July 16th with the Twitter conversation peaking at 11,000 Tweets per minute at 11:28am in anticipation of the special 1st-year anniversary edition of the TV show.
Looking at the top 10 markets for where the #ALDUB1stAnniversary hashtag was most used, it truly was a global celebration from Asia Pacific to North America to Europe to the Middle East:
- @EatBulaga: added over 1.84 million followers (from 880,000 to 2.72 million followers)
@mainedcm: added 3.93 million followers (from 6,000 to 3.94 million followers)
@aldenrichards02: added 2.37 million followers (from 1.3 million to 3.67 million followers)
“Since this love team started, Twitter has witnessed the rise of AlDub from a local sensation to a global social TV phenomenon that shows the Filipino culture to the world. As a cultural milestone, #ALDUB1stAnniversary is a celebration not just for the couple and their fans, but also for Twitter that has been the home of AlDub Nation all around the world since the beginning of their love story,“ said Rishi Jaitly, Twitter’s Vice President, Asia Pacific & Middle East, Twitter.
The AlDub love team was accidentally discovered at the “Juan for All, All for Juan” segment of the noon time television show Eat Bulaga where Maine portrayed the character of a housemaid and Alden as himself. Due to the strong chemistry between the two main characters, their budding romance caught the attention of the audience and the first ever ‘kalyeserye’ began. Filipinos immediately went to Twitter to express their appreciation for the new TV love couple.
Well-known local personalities and even foreign celebrities congratulated the love team through their Tweets:
Tweet from American musician @bryan_white, who sang AlDub’s theme song “God Gave Me You”
— bryan_white (@bryan_white) July 16, 2016
Tweet from Eat Bulaga Dabarkad and other greetings from local celebrities:
Create your own meaning for ALDUB. Mine's At Last Dumating Unang Birthday. #ALDUB1stAnniversary
— Joey de Leon (@AngPoetNyo) July 15, 2016
Congrats Alden and Maine 🙂 mwuah! #ALDUB1stAnniversary
— Solenn Heussaff (@solennheussaff) July 16, 2016
— fran omampo (@frannyye) July 16, 2016
AlDub Nation’s Tweets from local and international markets
— ALDUB|MAIDEN NATION (@MaineAlden16) July 16, 2016
Throwback Thread: Pre-TP Days
— ALDUB Vines HD (@aldubvines) July 15, 2016
— Elmer D.R. (@iamelmer) July 16, 2016
— Lia 🌸 (@SiMissLia) July 16, 2016
— ♡ (@cherrymaexo) July 15, 2016
— Arzl Lucas Garcia (@arzlgarcia) July 17, 2016
— ALDUB LOVERS ITALY (@aldub_loversIT) July 16, 2016
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