Dateline: September 17, 2017. Around 8:23 PM.
Location: Valet parking area, Solenad 3, Nuvali, Sta. Rosa, Laguna
The following is an eyewitness account from yours truly, Agent P.
So there’s this guy called Alden Richards. He was casually walking towards the valet parking booth of Solenad 3. A group of about 7 or so teenagers, all male, touting a cellphone attached to a selfie stick, approached him and asked for a photo op. He gladly obliged.
He reached the parking booth and waited for his ride. While doing so, the mall guards – again, all male – asked for solo photo ops. Then came the valet drivers. And a few other guys, some of whom are senior citizens, who were also waiting for their rides asked him for selfies.
Then came a couple of women. And a family. As in the entire lot. All requested for selfies, which he graciously granted.
It was an instant Meet and Greet session.
Before we knew it, a respectable crowd has already swelled at the valet parking booth. All vehicles that passed by had their windows rolled down, with the passengers flashing their cellphones to take a photo. This was on a Sunday night and Solenad’s parking lot was full. On my peripheral vision I saw other people from a distance – men, women, families of all ages – rushing towards the parking lot to have a glimpse of Alden. They probably heard from the others that he was there.
Unfortunately, his ride has arrived and he has to go. But not before stopping to grant a couple more selfies before boarding his car.
Today, I took a peek at posts on social media and saw some people calling him ‘laos’ (a has-been).
Well excuuuuuuuse me.