Alden Richards or Richard Faulkerson Jr. (born January 3, 1993) 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.
Alden Richards, 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 currently play in tv series My Beloved as Rico.
Aside from being an actor, Alden 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.