Cute! Gwy Saludes’ ‘Along Espana’ Series Was Inspired By An Encounter With Her Crush

And of course, KathNiel.
by Mylene Mendoza   |  Aug 18, 2020
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Writer Gwy Saludes has built a solid following called Areums after coming out with various fictional works with interesting storylines and characters. You might have also read the KathNiel social serye Along España. Aminin, kinilig ka nang slight.

Facts about Gwy Saludes

If you're a new fan, here are some things you might not know about the 19-year-old writer.

She's currently a sophomore in college.

Gwy is currently on her second year in college taking up BS Legal Management at Ateneo de Manila University. Recently, Gwy shared some helpful tips for studying for different kinds of lessons in a vlog. Her org is her home org, Ateneo Lex.

Her popular Twitterserye Along España is Kathryn Bernardo-approved.

One of Gwy's popular works is the Twitterserye called Along España, which is a story revolving around Thomasian students and published through Twitter threads. It made use of various local celebrities to represent the characters in the story. And as A KathNiel fan, the two main characters Avery and Red were, of course, repped by Kathryn Bernardo and Daniel Padilla.

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After gaining traction on Twitter, the Twitterserye eventually made its way to Kathryn's attention! She even praised the story and thanked Gwy for writing it. Talk about a successful Y/N story IRL!

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It was also inspired by a crush.

In a video with fellow YouTuber Marvin Lance, Gwy explains that the viral KathNiel Twitterserye she made was actually also inspired by an encounter with a social media influencer who happens to be her crush. "May crush kasi akong social media influencer," Gwy shares. "Tapos nag-reply siya. Sabi ko, 'Uy, gawan ko kaya ng love story 'to?'" And that's how it all started!

Along España is not her only Kathniel AU.

If you had a lot of feels about Avery and Red in Along España thanks in part to the lovable tandem of Kathryn and Daniel, then you might also enjoy reading her other KathNiel fan fic called By Mistake featuring main characters Ivor and Lily. It's also published as a social serye on Twitter.

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She's a published author.

Aside from her University Series, Gwy also writes other fictional stories on Wattpad as @4reuminct. Her story Zedvage Assault, first published in 2015, was eventually picked up by a publishing house! The sequel to it, Quertige Assault, was also published as a book.

She's a K-pop fan.

Aside from KathNiel, Gwy is also smitten by the K-pop group EXO. She even has a collection of their merch and is Chanyeol-biased. Parehas ba kayo?

Gwy is a November baby!

Gwy was born on November 8, 2000. For her 20th birthday this year, Gwy and her fans launched a fundraiser in support of financially-challenged students as well as Typhoon Rolly victims.

She has a vlog of her spending the day in school for her 19th birthday:

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