Richard Reyes Faulkerson, Jr. (born January 2, 1992), popularly known by his stage name Alden Richards, is a Filipino actor, host, model and recording artist. He is best known as the other half of the AlDub love team opposite Maine Mendoza. The couple regularly appear in the Kalyeserye segment of Eat Bulaga! His other notable works include Alakdana, Tween Hearts, One True Love, Carmela, The Road, My Bebe Love#KiligPaMore and Imagine You and Me. He is also known for his role as Lakan in the reboot series of Encantadia. During the 29th PMPC Star Awards for Television in 2015, Richards won his first Best Actor award for his portrayal of José Rizal in Ilustrado.
Nicomaine Dei Capili Mendoza-Faulkerson (born March 3, 1995), popularly known as Maine Mendoza, is a Filipina actress, singer-songwriter, and television and internet personality. She is best known for her viral Dubsmash videos and her role as Yaya Dub in the noontime variety show Eat Bulaga!’s “Kalyeserye” segment airing on GMA Network and worldwide via GMA Pinoy TV. After Mendoza was accidentally paired with Alden Richards forming the love team AlDub, the ratings of Eat Bulaga! were further increased and the popularity of Mendoza as well as Richards resulted in wide exposure