Move over, Kim Kardashian. A new “it” couple has broken the internet, yet again, with a landslide of tweets beating the World Cup’s 35.6 million record during the Brazil-Germany match. Who are they? #AlDub, duh!
The Twitterverse exploded last Saturday as die-hard fans, new converts, and curious minds alike posted about Alden Richards and Preview November cover girl Maine Mendoza’s highly anticipated #AlDubEBTamangPanahon concert. A total of 39.5 tweets were sent out using the hashtag, breaking the 25.6 million mark of their #AlDubEBforLove episode where the couple had their second date.
The stars were quick to respond, expressing their thanks:
Ever since the “kalyeserye” began airing on the noontime show Eat Bulaga, fans have been religiously showing their support via social media, landing #AlDub a constant spot on top of Twitter’s trending topics. The mass explosion even caught the attention of Twitter’s Asia Pacific and Middle East VP for Media Rishi Jaitly, calling them a “global phenomenon.”
With all this happening so fast, we can’t wait and see what other records and milestones these two will make. Perhaps a guesting on Ellen? But first, we want to see them try to break Taylor Swift's IG record. (#AlDubnation, take this as your cue to open an IG account.) Challenge accepted, yes?