Sunday, August 16, 2015

ALDUB & The Hot "Mestizo-Native" Love Teams of the Philippines

Supposed to be a new kilig team sweeping the nation sending the ratings of the noontime variety show Eat Bulaga into the stratosphere . Ok, let's join the kibitzing...

The Mestizo-Native loveteam is becoming a successful trademark of Philippine showbiz, especially internationally. It was the secret weapon of its international prominence since late last year with the  success of James Reid & Nadine Lustre in Diary Ng Panget, then consolidated by Enrique Gil & Liza Soberano in Forevermore. This kind of pairing plays into the psychology of the young girl demographic in mixed-race societies where the native girls grow up developing crushes on the mestizo boys (if not the Caucasian themselves). This has been true with the South American natives with Diary Ng Panget, so true in Central Asia where the Russian boys are ubiquitous dreamboats. But this team-up has a prerequisite: it's  imperative that the girl should be beautiful so that lack of credibility will not trip it along the way. The beauty of Aldub is that Maine can also be pretty and sexy (if she tries to be, anyway). If handled right, this team might go places.

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