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Naeil News Interview:
Reporter: Recently, in an interview with several reporters, 2NE1 members were asked what they felt at that time regarding the success of their songs.
Dara: With each song, I feel an increasing amount of pressure, but with all the songs already revealed and everyone’s support, I feel very good.
Reporter: 2NE1′s clothes and costumes is always fierce and unique during stage performances, that the public surely has misconceptions. What are the members thoughts on this?
Dara: Whenever we perform, our concepts for our bright costumes and hairstyles are explosive, so there’s a certain thought that they associate with us, but underneath it all, we are just woman who are performing. But sometimes, I feel embarrassed and uncomfortable at the thought of wearing a skirt.”
Q: Starting on April, with the release of Park Bom’s “Don’t Cry,” you started releasing a new song every three weeks, and they’d all get first place in several music charts. How did you feel watching this even before the album was officially released?
Sandara Park: To be honest, although I felt a huge amount of pressure, as song as each song came out, it was still very enjoyable because each song had a different atmosphere. This time, I think our appearance would be more fun, because we enjoyed the time we had while preparing.
Q: When do you lose your self-confidence?
Sandara Park: It’s a bit unusual for me to dress up, because on-stage I always dress like a guy, and most of the time, I have unusual hairstyles on. So sometimes, when I wear feminine clothes, I strangely lose confidence.
Q: Sandara Park looks like a pretty boy with her hat and costume on the stage for “Ugly.” Earlier you said that you lose confidence instead when you wear feminine clothes, but still, is there a greed to someday try out a more feminine style?
Sandara Park: Strangely enough, I don’t think I feel that greed. In fact, I feel that if I chose a feminine concept on stage, my fans would be shocked! They’d be telling me all about it. It would be quite confusing for them. Ha ha! So right now, I’m not thinking of being more feminine.
Q: When do you think, were you the most feminine?
Sandara Park: I think it was the stage for “I Don’t Care” that I was the most feminine, then recently for the stage for “I Am The Best” when I wore silver bangs and a skirt. During those times I believe I was very feminine, but I don’t think the fans saw it that way.
Park Bom: But that wasn’t even very lady-like… (laughs)
Sandara Park: Oh wasn’t it? Ha ha ha!
Q: On the first season (of 2NE1 TV), you had a clear goal of making 2NE1 known to people, two years after your debut, what is in your mind while shooting this (season)?
Sandara Park: Although we have PDs following us, we take shots of each other now, so I think we’re more relaxed. In addition to our everyday lives, the episodes these days would show the process of preparing for “Ugly.” I hope that you watch this week’s broadcast. You need to watch the episode live. (laughs)
Q: Sandara Park is learning the guitar these days, have you already played the F chord successfully?
Sandara Park: I am on my way to being successful. Soon after, I want to play “I Don’t Care” first. But because of that chord, I can’t play it yet.
Q: When you debuted, President Yang Hyun Suk put you on a five year dating ban. Has he stopped it now?
Sandara Park: No, it would end on May next year, so we have little less than one year now.
Q: What do you think will happen next year? (laughs)
Sandara Park: Actually, even when we’re free, it would be hard to find a guy… It’s worrying.
Park Bom: I wouldn’t know about anything for certain until we’re fully free.
Q: 2NE1 has actually been gaining much attention, specially now with expanding into the Japanese market, plus working with Will.I.Am, thinking about this now, being part of 2NE1 for two years and two months already, what do you think of that time?
Sandara Park: I think it passed too fast. I already missed those times. The short time seems short, but at the same time it seems like it’s been a long time already, and as we work together, our desire to be together longer grows. Aigoo, I can’t do serious talks very well. (laughs)
Q. Last question. What do you do that makes you feel good?
Sandara Park: Whenever I go on stage, it seems easier to get that kind of feeling. Whenever I can hear fans cheering, it gives excitement to my body, and those three minutes are the best feeling that I could have.
Star News Interview:
- All of your new songs achieved number one for five consecutive “all-kills.”
▶ (Sandara Park) Evey song has a different atmosphere to it, so everyone has a song that would sound the best to them.
- In “I Am The Best,” it screamed confident, while the song “Ugly” has the opposite feel. When does 2NE1 lose some confidence, if ever there are times for that.
▶ (Sandara Park) Sometimes when I am dressed in feminine clothes, some of my confidence disappears. (laughs)
- After last year’s activities, it took some time after you announced that you will be coming back with new songs, so you surely had time to relax.
▶ (Sandara Park) During break, I took some vocal and dance lessons. I wanted to drive a lot, but I didn’t know a lot of roads, so I only drive on the riverside towards the north.
- How is the last two years after your debut.
▶ (Sandara Park) The last two years seem to have gone by so quickly. I will continue to work even harder.
My Daily Interview:
It’s been 2 yaers and 2 months since 2NE1 debuted. The members said that the time seemed so short and at the same time, so long. Their common answer was that they “hadn’t even noticed that time flew by that quickly.”
Sandara Park said, “Looking back on it now, it seemed to have gone by so fast. And I think I already missed that time,” she said, “For two years, we moved forward, step by step, together with all four members, and for a long time, I would want to stand on stage side by side in the future,” she said of the future.
It is quite apparent that there is no girlgroup today like 2NE1. Throughout the whole interview, they showed a confident atmosphere as they talked about themselves and music. Regardless of anywhere they are or what they are doing, they give say proudly that “I Am The Best’ because of their confidence.
Sandara Park shares, “Even for three minutes, whenever I hear the fans cheering when I am on stage, it gives you a strong feeling like you can say, “I Am The Best,” she said, shaking her body with her lively expression, eliciting laughter. CL and Minzy also gave similar answers. They say that whenever they find themselves on stage, they express themselves the best, “I Am The Best, especially whenever I am on stage,” they said.
How to understand the group 2NE1.
Leader, CL (20, Lee Chae-Rin) says that the majority of the impressions made by people for them is that “they are boyish.” In fact, except for mini-skirt wearing main vocals, Park Bom (27), CL, Sandara Park (27), and Gong Minji (17) seem to give off an impression that they would never wear skirts or feminine clothes. Even Sandara Park, who is an endorser of a cosmetics brand, gives a strong impression like that of a young boy. CL however said, “We’re just like other women, and we’d like to try out something more feminine, but I don’t think a lot of our fans would like that,” she said, laughing.
Ever since their debut on May 2009, with digital single “Fire,” everything seemed to a smooth road for 2NE1. However, Sandara Park said, “Sometimes, it’s difficult for me to go up on the stage,” she confessed. Times when bad comments are made on Internet websites that she goes on, “My mindset is not good sometimes,” she said.
After 2 years and 2 months since their debut, 2NE1 would be having their solo concert in Korea, for three consecutive days, on the 26th, 27th, and 28th, at Olympic Hall, Olympic Park, Seoul.
Sandara Park said, “I think time has passed by so fast, I’m going to miss this,” she followed, “I want to show a better stage for the fans, and now that I have more time with the fans, I want to spend it with them wisely,” she said, revealing her ambitions.
Translated by: SlaveTranslator@WeLoveDara/ BlackjackBelle@OhDara
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