GMA-7's new and interesting young male star Alden Richards has been awarded with "Amazing Male Newcomer" award in the first ever Yahoo! OMG Awards held at the Republiq Bar in Resorts World, Pasay City on Tuesday, June 21.
Richard Faulkerson, Jr. in real life, Alden is a 19-year-old commercial model from Sta. Rosa, Laguna. He is taking up Business Administration in De La Salle Canlubang.
Prior to his appearance in some tv commercials, Alden joined and won some pageants like Ginoong Sta. Rosa in 2009 and Ginoong Laguna in 2010.
He auditioned in GMA-7’s reality artista search StarStruck V and ABS-CBN’s reality program Pinoy Big Brother Teen Clash of 2010 but only made it to the initial cut.
Despite that, Alden did not lose hope. He auditioned and got the role of Joma, one of Louise delos Reyes‘ leading men in GMA-7's noontime fantaserye “Alakdana.”
He now belongs to GMA Artist Center's roster of talents.