Ricci Rivero, Alyssa Valdez lead UAAP-dominated list of Most Tweeted Filipino Athletes
ABS-CBN Sports on Dec 05, 2017 05:25 PM
DLSU breakout star Ricci Rivero and former Ateneo Lady Eagle Alyssa Valdez headline the most tweeted Filipino Athletes list for 2017.
In just his second season in the UAAP, De La Salle University's breakout superstar Ricci Rivero has definitely stepped up his game.
The Green Archer's rise wasn't exlusively felt on the court, however, as he definitely upped his Twitter game after being named the most Tweeted Filipino Athlete for 2017, according to Twitter Philippines.
With #UAAPSeason80 being one of the most Tweeted moments this year, it's no surprise that the most Tweeted athletes list is dominated by the players.— Twitter Philippines (@TwitterPH) December 5, 2017
Congratulations to @RicciRivero06 as the #1 most Tweeted athlete this year! 🏀🏀 #ThisHappened pic.twitter.com/ROdq4i4prX
In a list that was dominated by former and current UAAP athletes, Rivero shined the brightest, beating out former Ateneo Blue Eagle Kiefer Ravena, former DLSU Lady Spiker Mika Reyes, among others.
The Mythical Team selection set the league on fire, and the Twitterverse everytime he stepped on the court for DLSU, treating his 250,000 Twitter followers with his jaw-dropping dunks, killer Eurostep finishes, and undeniable charm.
Behind Rivero is former Ateneo de Manila volleyball superstar Alyssa Valdez, who had her fair share of milestones this year.
Valdez, arguably the most beloved local volleybelle of her generation, has a legion of fans to storm even her most mundane Tweets.
Round out the top five are Pinoy boxing legend Manny Pacquiao, volleybelle-turned-journalist Gretchen Ho, and Kiefer Ravena.
Completing the list of social media sports darlings are Mika Reyes (6), Ricci's older brother Prince Rivero (7), other Green Archers Brent Paraiso (8) and Kib Montalbo (9), and finally, the UAAP season 80 Finals MVP Thirdy Ravena.