It was Alden Richards’ mother, Rosario Reyes Faulkerson, who had always wanted him to pursue a career in show biz.
As a young boy, Alden always wanted to be a pilot but his mother urged him to pursue another career.
After his mother died, he supported his family financially and eventually fulfilled his mother’s wish for him to be an actor.
Alden decided to join various male beauty pageants in Laguna and worked as a part-time commercial model.
He also tried to be in the reality television shows StarStruck and Pinoy Big Brother: Teen Clash of 2010 but he failed in both auditions.
He also appeared on a television commercial for a multivitamins product.
Now, Alden is living his mother’s dream for him.
Richard Reyes Faulkerson, Jr. is popularly known by his stage name Alden Richards.
He is a Filipino actor, host, model and recording artist.
The actor is currently best known as the other half of the AlDub love team opposite Maine Mendoza.
The two regularly appear in the Kalyeserye segment of Eat Bulaga and now starring in their first tv series, ‘Destined to Be Yours.’
In 2015, Alden became part of the Philippines’ longest running noontime variety show, Eat Bulaga.
He appeared as a host in the segment ‘That’s My Bae.’
On July 16, 2015, he was accidentally paired to his Eat Bulaga co-host Maine ‘Yaya Dub’ Mendoza during an episode of the ‘Juan for All, All for Juan’ segment.
The couple instantly became a love team, dubbed as AlDub and because of their popularity, Eat Bulaga! created a mini-series for AlDub labeled by Joey de Leon as Kalyeserye within the segment ‘Juan for All, All for Juan.’
In Kalyeserye, the actor plays different roles including fictionalized version of himself and as Anselmo.