MANILA, Philippines – Miss Universe Philippines Pia Wurtzbach called on AlDub fans for support on Saturday, December 19, when she posted a photo of herself doing the popular "pabebe (cute) wave." (READ: Photo recap: Miss Universe 2015 preliminary competition)
In the caption of her post, Pia wrote that she needs the AlDub tandem's fanbase to vote for her during the Miss Universe finals live telecast. (LOOK: Miss Universe PH 2015 Pia Wurtzbach's national costume)
This year, people can vote for their favorite Miss Universe contestant during the live final show. The votes will help determine the winner of the pageant. (READ: Emotional Pia Wurtzbach recalls challenging road to Miss Universe)
Hello #AldubNation pwede ko po bang mahingi ang tulong nyo para sa laban ko sa Miss Universe? :) #ForThePhilippines #LabanPiaPinas #MissUniverse #MissUniverso #ConfidentlyBeautiful @pauleenluna @pochoy_29 may online voting po sa mismong final night. Yung votes nyo po papasok habang ako po ang naglalakad sa stage. Real time po yung votes. You can watch the pageant thru online streaming or cable TV. Delayed telecast po kasi sa ABS CBN at hindi po papasok ang votes pag tapos na po akong maglakad. Check the link on my bio for details of voting :) A photo posted by Pia Alonzo Wurtzbach (@piawurtzbach) on Dec 18, 2015 at 9:06pm PST
"Hello #AldubNation pwede ko po bang mahingi ang tulong nyo para sa laban ko sa Miss Universe?" (Hello #AldubNation, can I please ask for your help in my fight for Miss Universe?) Pia's caption started, before she explained that the voting will only work during the live show, and not the delayed telecast.
AlDub is short for Alden (Alden Richards) and Yaya Dub (Maine Mendoza), a popular tandem from the noontime variety show Eat Bulaga. Their large fanbase, the "AlDub nation" has been known to break Twitter trend records.
The tandem also popularized the pabebe wave, as in the beginning of the series, they could only communicate with each other through glances and gestures on a split-screen TV.
Aside from calling on the AlDub nation, Pia also tagged Eat Bulaga co-host Pauleen Luna, and actor Paolo Ballesteros, who plays a role in the show's segment that involves AlDub.
The two have responded by posting the mechanics for voting on their own Instagram accounts and calling for support.
ALDUBNATION!!!! We need your help!My best friend, Bb. Pilipinas Pia Wurtzbach is competing for Miss Universe and we need the power of #aldubnation! Suportahan natin by voting for her! Kindly go to missuniverse.com for details! Aasahan namin ang inyong suporta! Maraming Salamat! God bless you all! #pabebewave @piawurtzbach A photo posted by Marie Pauleen Luna (@pauleenluna) on Dec 18, 2015 at 9:45pm PST
Mga Dabarkads at ALDUBNation lets help and vote for PHILIPPINES @piawurtzbach to be the next MISS UNIVERSE 2015 p.s. Bestfriend sya ni @pauleenluna #ALDUBYou #ALDUBAngPagtatagpo #LABANPiaPinas A photo posted by Paolo Ballesteros (@pochoy_29) on Dec 18, 2015 at 7:22pm PST
Pia is fighting for the title of Miss Universe 2015 on December 20 (December 21 in Manila) at Planet Hollywood in Las Vegas.
Who will you be voting for during the Miss Universe 2015 live show? Let us know in the comments! – Rappler.com