A handful of people truly know that Karlo Patricio Rodriguez is the man or better to be called an information technology graduate who created the AlDub viral artwork, which appeared on Twitter, Facebook, British Broadcasting Corp. (BBC) and Cable News Network (CNN) in August this year. Now the AlDub has turned into a top trending topic in the entire Philippines and other parts of the world in the last three to four months.
According to Inquirer.net, the 27-year old Rodriguez, who graduated from Camarines Sur Polytechnic Colleges in 2011, was astonished to see BBC using his creation on an article titled “‘Aldub’: A social media phenomenon about love and lip-synching” in its website.
Rodriguez actually prepared the artwork to assist one of his friends for his project in Psychology, who is presently a student in Ateneo de Naga University.
“He chose the manananggal (vampire-like mythical creature), one of the country’s most common pop culture icons; an assembly of zombies; and media sensations Richards and Mendoza, aka “Yaya Dub,” along with Lola Nidora (Wally Bayona),” the website learned.
Rodriguez also revealed that he is an ardent fan of “Eat Bulaga,” one of the most popular and longest running noon-time show in the Philippines, which relieves him from stress. This is the reason why he had opted for AlDub when he was asked to choose a subject for an artwork on pop culture.
On the hand, the most popular AlDub star Maine Mendoza was honored with three awards – Push Play Best Newcomer, Awesome Lip Sync Performance and Push Elite Newcomer of the Year. The ceremony was organized by a website under ABS-CNN at the Resort World Manila. However, she was unable to attend the “Push Awards” night as she was involved in her first shooting day of her 2015 Metro Manila Film Festival movie “My Bebo Love,” as reported by PhilStar.
Photo Source: Facebook/Eat Bulaga