Wednesday, June 27, 2012

Tasty Crushie Tuesday: Alden Richards

I can't help but notice this guy while watching "The Road". I previously posted a hot photo of him, but now... I'm more INTO this cutie.   :)

Born as Richard Faulkerson Jr. on January 3, 1993 in Sta. Rosa, Laguna, Alden Richards is a Filipino television actor and model who is currently signed to GMA Network. He is best known for his TV roles in Alakdana and Tween Hearts and his breakthrough movie, The Road.

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Alden, is a Business Administration student of De La Salle Canlubang in Biñan, Laguna. Before he became an actor, he joined various Male Pageants in Laguna and act as a part-time commercial model. He holds the titles, Ginoong Sta Rosa 2009 and Ginoong Laguna 2010. He also tried his luck in show business by auditioning to Pinoy Big Brother: Teen Clash 2010 but failed to make it on the official list of housemates. On 2009, he joined StarStruck but failed also to be part of the reality show. He also appeared on a television-commercial for a multivitamins product. 

2010-2011: Breakthrough, The Road and awards

He was launched as an actor in GMA Network for the afternoon soap, Alakdana with her leading lady Louise delos Reyes after signing up a 5-year contract with the network. He played as a disabled man, Joma in his first ever TV show. In an interview, he admits that school has taken a not-priority for now though he has an intention of getting a degree. He also intimated that when he becomes successful in show business, he plans to use his earnings to finance the studies of his younger siblings. On 2011, he also became part of the successful teenage series, Tween Hearts and acted also for the film, Tween Hearts: Class of 2012. He is currently active as a weekly performer of Party Pilipinas. He also graced two episodes of Spooky Nights in Singil and in the Christmas episode ofSpooky Nights as Elmer. Alden was praised by critics as a new breed of actor in the movie The Road where he played as a young man that was traumatized in his young age does lead him to have violent ways, killing two young female stranded on the road. He also starred on a highly-anticipated movie entry for 2011 Metro Manila Film Festival for Ang Panday 2, where he played as Gobi. Richards was also praised by some writers that he will be the next big star of GMA Network because of his reported friendliness with the press, referring to him as the John Lloyd Cruz of GMA Network.

Richards was awarded as the 1st Filipino Amazing Male Newcomer in the first Yahoo! OMG! Philippines Awards (2011). He also won as Best New Actor in the Golden Screen Awards. The newcomer actor garnered two awards in one year which signifies a smooth soar for his career. Alden is never hesitant to share his love life with the media, the fact that he invited the FHM Sexiest of 2011,Sam Pinto for a date on national TV. The latter did accept the invite and later on held a cruise date in the Manila Bay, but the sexyactress revealed that it was just a friendly date. On Valentines Day of 2012, a GMA Network promo A Date with Alden Richardssurfaces in television and the micro-blogging site Twitter where it trended. 

2012-present: One True Love and other shows

On early 2012, morning program Unang Hirit reported that Richards takes on new challenges and making bolder steps with his career by posing topless for his first ever sexy pictorial for the summer collection of a clothing brand, Folded & Hung along with co-actors JM De Guzman and Enrique Gil. Richards also starred as a thief named Rico on a primetime series, My Beloved together withMarian Rivera and Dingdong Dantes. He also acted on the episode UNOS (Calamity) of the fourth season of a Holy Week special,Tanikala that is presented by Christian Broadcasting Network. Richards acted on his first lead role in a primetime series through a drama series entitled One True Love which will premiere on June 11, 2012.

Other Ventures 

Aside from being an actor, Richards also act as a part-time model. On 2011, he was 4th in the list of "Celebrity Cuties" of Candy Magazine and had a first time performance in Candy Fair held in Pasig City. According to him, he is already a regular cutie on the list even before he became an actor. Alden Richards posed topless for the first time, wearing a pair of board shorts with star prints for the promotion of the 2012 Summer campaign of a clothing brand, Folded and Hung (F&H). The photo trended in Twitter as the photo is confirmed to be already up as a billboard on EDSA-Guadalupe. On the past interviews, he told the media that he is already prepared for posing sexy on magazines. Richards is also one of the newest endorsers of a cellphone product, My|Phone along with co-teen stars from ABS-CBN and TV 5. 






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