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Feature: Inquirer~ “Sandara Park is Penshoppe’s Newest Ambassador: The K-Pop Superstar and Forever ‘Pambansang Krung-Krung’ on her Fashion Obsessions, her Filipino Fans, and her Undying Love for Jollibee”

Sandara Park is Penshoppe’s newest ambassador


It’s a Thursday afternoon in July at the headquarters of Golden ABC in Quezon City and, for most of its employees, it was business as usual.

But on the fifth floor, at Studio 1155 and the Gallery, a big secret: K-Pop superstar Sandara Park was shooting her first campaign for Penshoppe.

She posed effortlessly in front of the camera, rocking a hat and vest from an upcoming collection as 2NE1 songs blasted from speakers.

“She’s a very good mover, she has a beautiful face, she’s very charming. I think that she takes direction beautifully. She’s very energetic,” said photographer Cliff Watts, who also shot Cara Delevingne and Sean O’Pry for Penshoppe. Cliff flew in from New York for Sandara’s shoot.

After booking three supermodels in a row—Cara, Sean, Kendall Jenner—Penshoppe may surprise fans with its choice of new endorser. But it makes sense, given Penshoppe’s expansion to other Asian countries. The brand already has stores in Saudi Arabia, Bahrain, United Arab Emirates, Indonesia and Cambodia, and it will be opening two stores in Vietnam in October.



We wanted to get someone who would complete our Asian Superstars pool. To join Mario Maurer, we picked Dara. She’s well loved by Filipinos but at the same time is very global. Her sense of style and fashion pretty much sealed the deal for us. As we go more regional, tapping the Asean countries, we feel that Dara is the ideal brand ambassador to help us reinforce our international vision,” said Jeff Bascon, Penshoppe’s brand director.

Asked why she said yes to becoming the new face of the brand, Dara said, “Because I love Penshoppe. Talagang sinusuot ko yung Penshoppe since high school days pa lang.(I love Penshoppe. I really wear Penshoppe clothes ever since my high school days.)

She recalls a red Penshoppe shirt that she couldn’t stop wearing. “I wore it so much. When I see my pictures from high school, ’Huh? Ito na naman suot ko?’ (Huh? I’m wearing this again?) It’s funny.

Long before Dara conquered the K-Pop world, she was the Philippines’ “Pambansang Krung-Krung,” the quirky, funny, pretty Korean girl who melted hearts with her tearful Star Circle Quest audition and charmed her way into show business. She bagged commercials, starred in TV shows, made movies and released songs like the then-inescapable “In or Out.”

As she sat in front of us after the shoot, wearing a cat beanie and a blue Penshoppe polo with another adorable cat peeking from its pocket, it’s easy to forget that this is Dara from the massively popular K-Pop group 2NE1, the ubiquitous presence in Korean fashion magazines, the actress who just finished two Korean web dramas (“Dr. Mo Clinic” and “We Broke Up”) and who is about to star in her first Korean film.
It’s easy to forget that this is a girl whose every move is chronicled by K-Pop websites and blogs devoted to her, whose adoring fans create YouTube videos as a tribute to her and her cuteness. It’s easy to forget all that when she begins waxing poetic about Jollibee, which she requested to have for lunch that day. “Always the same, spaghetti with chicken pero spicy chicken and dapat may Jolly Hotdog. That’s my favorite,” she said.

It’s easy to forget, too, when she insisted on speaking Tagalog during the interview, something she doesn’t get to do in Korea. According to her, “Nagte-text ako ng Tagalog but in Korea nobody can speak Tagalog so medyo nabubulol ako.” (I text in Tagalog, but in Korea, nobody can speak Tagalog, so I’m stuttering a bit now)

She may have moved back to her birth country, but the Philippines will always be her second home. “Ang dami kong memories. I miss this place,” she said. (I have so many memories. I miss this place.)

And Filipinos miss her too, welcoming her excitedly at each visit. “Hindi pa rin nila ako nakakalimutan,” (They still haven’t forgotten me) she said. Sandara hasn’t forgotten either; her Twitter handle is @krungy21 and her bio includes “Pambansang Krung-Krung ng Pilipinas.”

Dara may be a Korean superstar, but she will always be a Filipino darling.


What do you like about Penshoppe?

It really fits my personality, and gusto ko yung mga style nila, iba’t iba. Like yung mga sinuot ko ngayon, may hip-hop, may cute, girly clothes, meron ding sexy. I can show many sides of Sandara Park. (It really fits my personality, and I like their styles, so diverse. Like the outfits I wore today, there’s hip-hop, cute, girly, and sexy clothes. I can show many sides of Sandara Park)

How was the shoot?

It was super fun. Medyo mainit sa rooftop pero sobrang ganda ng mga pictures so hindi ako nahirapan. (It was super fun. It was a bit hot at the roofto[, but the pictures came out very prettily, so it wasn’t hard)

What did you think of the clothes?

I love them. Kinuha ko nga, eh. Sabi ko, “Can I have it?” (laughs) (I love them. In fact, I bought them. I said, ‘Can I have it?’)

So you’re bringing some back to Korea with you?


Did you have favorite pieces from the shoot?

Yes, meron akong favorite pants na sinuot ko kanina. Talagang hinahanap ko yung ganung style pero wala akong nahanap. Then, nakita ko ngayon and size ko pa. Extra small. So sabi ko, this is mine. They’re black pants na parang skinny pero may chuva-chuva dito. (Yes, I have a pair of favorite pants that I wore earlier. I really looked for one with that style, but I couldn’t find any. Then, I saw it earlier and it was in my size too. Extra small. So I said to myself, this is mine. They’re black pants that are skinny-like but with some details)


How does it feel to be back in the Philippines again?

So good. Parang feel at home. Naho-homesick na naman ako eh, so yeah. (So good. Like, I feel at home. I felt homesick anyways, so yeah)

When you’re in Korea, what do you miss the most about the Philippines?

Marami, pero siguro yung food. So sometimes I go to Filipino restaurants in Seoul. Masarap naman, pero syempre mas masarap dito. (A lot, but maybe the food. So sometimes I go to Filipino restaurants in Seoul. They’re delicious, but of course, the taste is here is different, yummier.)

What do you normally eat there?

Sinigang. And sisig. Lechon. Yeah, I order a lot. 

You ate Jollibee today. Is Jollibee something you miss also?

Yes. Ang sarap. Walang Jollibee sa Korea. And there’s something special about their spaghetti. (Yes. So yummy. There’s no Jollibee in Korea. And there’s something special about their spaghetti)

Do you ever watch your old videos from your time in the Philippines?

Of course. I love watching my old movies. Minsan nahihiya ako kasi eh… parang… ginawa ko yan? Sinabi ko yan? Pero it’s still a memory so I love watching my old movies. (Of course. I love watching my old movies. But sometimes, I get embarrassed…. like…. I did that? I said that? But it’s still good memories, so I love watching my old movies)

When was the last time you watched your Star Circle Quest audition?

Medyo matagal na siguro, mga one year. Pero meron pa ako sa iPad ko. Pero hindi maganda yung quality. (It’s been a while, maybe one year. But I have a video in my iPad. But the quality isn’t good)

Are you still in touch with your Filipino friends?

Yes. Of course, yeah. Super hi-tech na ngayon, so text.

Are you going to see them while you’re here?

Yes, actually na-meet ko na si Joross nung first day pa lang. And then I’m going to meet more friends.

What’s the best thing about being a K-Pop star?

Siguro being loved by all the fans all around the world and being able to travel to different places. Sobrang gandang experience.

2NE1 is on a break now…

Yeah, we’re all doing individual activities for now.

When will people get to see you guys as a group again?

Hindi ko masabi. We don’t plan things. Pero if we have a good song, sige, release na natin, next month na! Pero pag walang inspiration, pag walang good song, it can take one year, two years, katulad dati. I’m waiting for a good song and inspiration. (I can’t say. We don’t plan things. It’s like, if we have a good song, then next month, we’ll release it! But if there’s no inspiration, if there are no good songs, it can take one year, two years, like before. I’m waiting for a good song and inspiration)

Do you still get to hang out with them?

Yeah, of course. Pero si CL nasa LA ngayon so (feigns crying) nami-miss ko siya. (Yeah, of course. But CL is in LA right now so (feigns crying) I miss her)

What was it like working on those web dramas in Korea? Is it different from acting in the Philippines?

Pareho lang, kaya it helped a lot. Matagal nga akong hindi umarte pero naalala ko yung mga dati kong experiences dito so parang it was not hard. I had fun. Yung dalawang web drama na yun super different characters, yung isa sobrang umiiyak lagi pero yung isa super naughty kaya super fun. (It’s still the same, so it helped a lot. It’s been a long since I acted, but I remembered all the experience I had here, so it wasn’t too hard. I had fun. The two web dramas I made had super different characters, one cried a lot but the other one was super naughty, so it’s super fun)


Is it true you’re doing the Korean adaptation of “Begin Again”?

Yes, pero actually, it’s not the same story as “Begin Again.” We have our own story. Pero it’s related to music, that’s why siguro they say it’s the Korean version. But it’s not. (Yes, but actually, it’s not the same story as ‘Begin Again.’ We have our own story. But since it’s related to music, maybe that’s why they say it’s the Korean version. But it’s not)

Have you started working on it?

Not yet, but I’m going to start shooting very soon.

How do you juggle your love for music and acting?

Syempre I love doing both. Sa latest web drama ko, I sang the soundtrack of the drama. So I can do singing and acting at the same time. (Of course, I love doing both. In my latest web drama, I sang in the soundtrack. So I can do singing and acting at the same time.)

What else do you want to do?

Marami pa. Gusto ko rin maging DJ ng radyo and gusto ko rin ng hosting. I love playing instruments. Lately, I’ve been very much into drums, so they call me Darammer. Hindi drummer, Darammer. (A lot more. I also want to be a radio DJ and I also like hosting. I love playing instruments. Lately, I’ve been very much into drums, so they call me Darammer. Not drummer, but Darammer)

Would you be willing to do a movie in the Philippines again?

Of course, I would love to… Pumunta nga ako sa Star Cinema, nag-usap kami ni Tita Malou (Santos)… like this and like that… Kaya lang nahirapan kami sa schedule so… But I’m hoping someday makabalik ako and do a movie with many cute actors in the Philippines. (Of course, I would love to;.. I went to Star Cinema and I talked with Tita Malou… like this and like that… However, we had difficulty with the schedule… But I’m hoping someday makabalik ako and do a movie with many cute actors in the Philippines.)

If you were going to do a movie here, who would you want to work with?

Si Papa John Lloyd… Iba yung eyes niya pag-umarte siya. (Papa John Lloyd… His eyes are really different when he acts)

Everyone says you haven’t changed. How do you stay grounded despite the fame?

I don’t know, it’s just natural. I’m just the same Sandara and I don’t want to grow old and I don’t want to forget the memories… I don’t know, I don’t try to do anything, same lang, it’s normal.

Is fashion something you really enjoy? Describe your personal style.

Yes. Yan ang pinakagusto ko. I love something unique na hindi sinusuot ng iba. Gusto ko yung simple basic items na may cute details, parang ganito (looks at her cat shirt). (Yes. It’s something I like the most. I love something unique that others won’t even wear. But I also like simple, basic items with cute details. Like this (looks at her cat shirt))

What’s your current fashion obsession?

Skinny jeans na roll-up jeans and wearing sneakers or flats that are unique.

Is there anything you wouldn’t wear?

Sexy outfits like bikini. Hindi bagay sa akin… Hindi ako comfortable. (Sexy outfits, like bikinis. I’m not suited with it… I’m not comfortable)

Sa beach anong suot mo? (So what do you wear at the beach?)

Rash guards. Yun naman ang uso ngayon. Para wala ring sunburn. (Rash guards. It’s fashionable and trendy nowadays too. Also so there won’t be any sunburn)


What are five things you can’t live without?

Hmm. My family, friends, people around me, my lovely cats and siguro cellphone, kasi I can watch TV and do Internet with my cellphone. And food. And aircon! Kasi mainit. (Laughs) (Hmmm. My family, friends, people around me, my lovely cats, and maybe my cellphone, because I can watch TV and do internet with it. And food. And aircon! Because it’s so hot)

What’s the craziest thing a fan has done to get your attention?

Actually, marami. Pero naalala ko, 10 years ago, nung bago pa ako dito, meron akong group of fans who followed me wherever I went. Parang nakikita ko yang van na yan…as in whole day, they were following me. And sa Tagaytay ako nagshu-shoot. Andyan din sila. Parang wow. It’s really unforgettable. (Actually, a lot. But I remember, ten years ago, when I was still new in the industry, I had a group of fans who followed me wherever I went. It was like, ‘I think I saw that van somewhere’… Like the whole day, they were following me. And I was shooting in Tagaytay. And they were there. It was like, wow. It’s really unforgettable.)

Did you get to meet them?

Yes. I know them. Close sila sa akin.

Friends mo na sila?


Do you have a message for your Filipino fans?

Yes. Maraming salamat sa inyo. Hanggang ngayon hindi niyo pa rin ako nakakalimutan kaya nandito ako ngayon with Penshoppe. Thank you. Salamat. And gusto ko bumalik ulit. Mahal ko kayo. Yun pa rin. Hindi ako nagbabago. (Yes. Thanks a lot to all of you. Until now, you still haven’t forgotten all about me, that’s why I’m here now with Penshoppe. Thank you. Thank you. And I want to come back again. I love you all. It’s the same. That will never change)

What else can fans expect from you?

The upcoming movie. And I don’t know yet pero (but) I really want to work hard.

Credits: Inquirer Lifestyle

Info/Official: 2015 KWEBFEST Awards Winner List ~ #CongratulationsActressDara

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Again, we would like to congratulate Actress Sandara Park for winning the Best Actress award at the 2015 K-Web Fest Awards! And to Kang Seungyoon too! Congratulations! <3


You deserve all the these blessings Dara unnie! We’re so happy and proud of you! Continue to improve yourself and we know that in whatever you do, singing, dancing, acting etc, you put your all in it! We wish you more power for your upcoming projects! And Daralings are always here to support, cheer and give you strength! Hwaiting! <3



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News/Article: The Korea Times – “K-Web Fest Awards WINNER Kang Seung-yoon, 2ne1 Sandara Park”

K-Web Fest awards WINNER Kang Seung-yoon, 2ne1 Sandara Park


The only web series festival in Asia, K-Web Fest, closed its doors Friday two days after its first-ever launch in South Korea, Yonhap reported.

The festival celebrated web dramas — an increasing market for smartphone users, who can watch short five- to ten-minute videos on the go — as well as other web content.


Kang Seung-yoon, K-pop boy band WINNER vocalist and actor, was awarded the Best Actor prize for web drama “We Broke Up,” and 2ne1′s Sandara Park the Actress counterpart for “Dr. Ian,” inside Seoul’s The-K Hotel.

“South Korean web series production is still in its beginning stages, but its influence will increase thanks to our outstanding IT and mobile infrastructure,” said Eun Sung-hee, head of JS Top Entertainment, festival host. “Through the introduction of Korean web series through this festival, we’re working hard to bring K-web series into the same Hallyu spotlight as K-pop and K-dramas.”

K-Web Fest introduced 110 projects, including 80 from overseas and 20 local, and was attended by Los Angeles Web Fest Executive Director Michael Ajakwe.

The event was sponsored by the South Korean Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism, the Korea Creative Content Agency, Seocho District and GB Boston Investment Company.


*OMGGGGGG! #CongratulationsActress Dara! FTW!!!! <3


Source: The Korea Times

News: Philippine Star – “It’s Epik High Time” ~ Tablo Mentions Sandara Park, “We Really Worked Well Together and are Good Friends”

It’s Epik High Time


MANILA, Philippines – Filipino K-Pop fans experienced a different high during Epik High’s Concert Parade in Manila. For one, it was not your typical K-Pop concert. The alternative hip-hop group from YG Entertainment gave a chill yet highly entertaining show featuring their unique “sad, fun” kind of music.

Before the show, Epik High composed of Tablo, DJ Tukutz and Mithra Jin sat for an interview with The STAR and talked about their music, the K-Pop scene and some of their plans and on-going activities.

Epik High’s lead rapper, songwriter and producer, Tablo, shared that hip-hop is currently the dominant and most popular genre in Korea right now and is often combined with other genres such as pop and R&B. However, what set them apart from other K-Pop groups are their “sad, fun” songs.

When asked to define their music, Tablo answered, “The melodies that we used and also the lyrical content might be considered a little sad, sometimes pessimistic but we deliver it in a way that it’s fun and energetic. We could be on stage singing a song about break-up, about a very heartbreaking moment but the crowd will be having fun to it. The fact that people like that about Epik High’s music is because life is sort of like that. You know, life is a series of sad moments but you get through it by smiling and hanging out with your friends and trying to make the most of it.

During the concert, Epik High delivered a highly-engaging set and combined signature hits such as Fly, Up, It’s Cold, Umbrella, Love Love Love and Don’t Hate Me with recent chart-toppers Happen Ending, Born Hater and Eyes, Nose, Lips from their new album Shoebox.

The way they interacted with the audience and enjoyed the stage also further turned up the party mode. “We are very silly. We’d like having crazy fun on stage and we are good at giving energy to the crowd. Hopefully, that will be something that the audience would see,” Tablo said.

Aside from doing album promotions and going on concert tours, Epik High is also involved in a new indie label, High Ground. Tablo explained, “It’s not actually for underground rappers, musicians alone. High Ground is neither underground nor mainstream but the label will be a mirror image of the artists. I think it’s going to be a little different, new YG.”


Epik High is also looking forward to do more collaboration projects with other artists like fellow YG Family artist Sandara Park of 2NE1. “She was on stage with us for the YG Family Tour where she sang Love, Love, Love and it was really good. We really worked well together and we are good friends so maybe sometime in the near future we can have a song with her,” Tablo shared.

Sandara actually wanted to come with us on tour but she has prior engagements. Next time, she said, she would like come with us and give us a tour (of the Philippines),” he added.

Since it was their first time to witness how Filipinos sing along and party, Epik High was amazed and thankful for the show’s turnout. “The fact that they like our music is surprising and very flattering. We are very happy and grateful; it’s a miracle to us. We love you! Thank you for having us and listening to our music. We hope to visit as often as possible and to make you smile.”

After Asia, Epik High will embark on a North American Tour in San Francisco, Los Angeles, New York, Dallas, Vancouver and Toronto starting this May.

Credits: PhilStar

News: YG Entertainment founder and head Yang Hyun Suk shares his thoughts on BIGBANG and 2NE1’s contracts expiring next year

YG Entertainment founder and head Yang Hyun Suk shares his thoughts on BIGBANG and 2NE1’s contracts expiring next year


In an interview with TV Report on April 26 after the BIGBANG “MADE” tour in Seoul, Yang Hyun Suk says, “BIGBANG and 2NE1’s contracts will expire next year. The time frame to renew their contracts is the same for all the members within each group.”

He continues, “We have been with BIGBANG for nine years. My personal desire is to be with BIGBANG for nine more. After the contract expires, I want them to continue their activities with the renewal of their contracts.”

Yang Hyun Suk also shares about his plans for 2NE1 after CL’s solo U.S. debut. “CL’s almost done with the album. Whether she will [succeed] or not is something that can only be known after she [debuts]. From my standpoint, we are proactively supporting CL’s solo activities. I am planning the release of 2NE1’s new album for after CL finishes her solo activities. 2NE1 will surely show you good work until the expiration of their contracts.”

Meanwhile BIGBANG and 2NE1 debuted through YG Entertainment in 2006 and 2009, respectively

Credits: Soompi

News: 2NE1’s Sandara Park Up First as Featured Artist for Jinusean’s Performance

2NE1’s Sandara Park Up First as Featured Artist for Jinusean’s Performance

For each stage of Tell Me One More Time, Jinusean will invite a junior up to the stage, beginning the relay of featured artists.

Already known for their close relationships with their juniors, Jinu and Sean of Jinusean unveiled that the first featured artist for their upcoming performance will be 2NE1′s Sandara Park.

We′ve always really liked 2NE1′s music. Also in the last broadcast of KBS′ Yoo Hee Yeol′s Sketchbook, Sandara Park did such a good job in the Tell Me performance. So we asked her personally to join us.


On April 24, Sandara Park appeared on Yoo Hee Yeol′s Sketchbook with Jinusean to perform Tell Me. She was able to show off her charms with Jinusean, putting on a stage to remember. Quite different from the original featured artist, Jang Hanna, Sandara Park will bring something new to the Tell Me One More Time stage with Jinusean.

Not only will they be scouting female artists from YG, but using their member connections, Jinusean plans on searching for other idol girl group members to come up on stage with them.

We′ll be scouting popular female idol groups by visiting them in their waiting rooms. We think we′ll be anticipating the stages more.

Similarly in 2014, Epik High also scounted different artists, such as Younha, 2NE1′s Minzy, Akdong Musician′s Suhyun, and more to join the group for Happen Ending. With a different voice featured in each stage, Epik High created anticipation for upcoming performances for fans.

Starting this week, Jinusean will also begin its relay of featured female artists. Fans are already wondering who will follow Sandara Park.


Photo Credit: Naver

Article Source: Mwave

Article: Soompi – ““We Broke Up” Starring Sandara Park and Kang Seung Yoon Holds First Script Reading”

“We Broke Up” Starring Sandara Park and Kang Seung Yoon Holds First Script Reading


Photos from the first script reading for web drama “We Broke Up” have been released. The pictures feature the main cast including 2NE1‘s Sandara Park,WINNER‘s Kang Seung Yoon, top model Kang Seung Hyun, and Jang Ki Yong. Main leads Sandara Park and Kang Seung Yoon, in particular, are said to have shown great chemistry as a couple.

The stars exhibited natural acting as they became their characters during the script reading. Kang Seung Yoon especially showed ease in acting as indie band vocalist Ji Won Young.

Sandara Park shared, “The director and staff members contributed to a cheerful atmosphere so the script reading was comfortable. Since we acted as though we were really at the set, I’m looking forward to having fun acting on the actual set later.”

Her romantic interest Kang Seung Yoon also commented, “I feel burdened because this is my first time playing a lead role. In order to show my thanks for those who have provided me with this good opportunity, I will work hard and develop my skills. I ask for a lot of love.”

Model Kang Seung Hyun reflected, “I am very nervous, but we had a lot of laughs so I was able to be comfortable during the script reading. I will prepare well and show an improved image.”

Lastly, Jang Ki Yong added, “I will work diligently to show a different side of myself that I have not shown previously.”


“We Broke Up” is a modern web drama about a couple who are forced to continue living with each other after breaking up. Filming will start this month and episodes will be released in June through the digital platforms of CJ E&M’s Style Studio, YG Entertainment, YG K-Plus, as well as On Style‘s channel.


Source: Naver via Soompi

Article: 2NE1’s Dara Appears On Coca Cola Bottle’s 100-Year Anniversary Edition

2NE1’s Dara Appears On Coca Cola Bottle’s 100-Year Anniversary Edition


On April 9, Dara uploaded a photo on her Instagram account (@daraxxi) where can be seen on the cover of an all-red Coca-Cola bottle.
Coca-Cola Dara!!! Delicious-Dara!!! #cocacola” said Dara in her Instagram post, according to the English translation at YGLadies, a 2NE1 fansite.

“Dara is playing with the word ‘delicious’ (맛있다 – /massit-da/) and with her name Dara (다라),” the fansite further explained, enlightening non-Korean-speaking fans and revealing the humorous side of Dara.

Dara looked as stylish on a Coca-Cola bottle as she is on magazines and billboards, wearing a chic black-and-white outfit. She wore a little black dress beneath a white motorcycle jacket.

She accessorized with a silver chain necklace and the black wide brim fedora hat that she has been rocking in the 2NE1 music video “Missing You” and in several public appearances.

But more than what she wore, Dara impressed with her beautiful face punctuated by a red lipstick.

Fans expressed their desire to collect the special Coca-Cola bottle with Dara on it.

“I really want that cola”, “Cool bottle… just like you unnie”, and “My favorite unnie on my favorite drink!” said fans on Instagram.
While not all fans will likely be able to get their hands on a Dara-labeled Coca-Cola bottle, they can tune in to her web dramas. She is currently starring in Dr. Ian and will follow it up in the coming months with We Broke Up with WINNER’s Kang Seungyoon as her leading man.

Credits: KPopStarz

Article: PhilStar “Sandara ‘Would Love’ to do Movie in Phl, Wants to Work with John Lloyd”

Sandara ‘would love’ to do movie in Phl, wants to work with John Lloyd


“I tried my best. Ginawa ko ang lahat para makuha ang gusto ko. Masipag ang mga Koreans kaya nothing is impossible,” Sandara Park said. The Korean star is in the country as one of the guests of the Korea Tourism Organization’s Korea Night: K-Beauty and Fun on Monday.

MANILA, Philippines – Sandara Park, also known as Dara of the Korea girl group 2NE1, wants to show “other sides” of herself this year.

Ang goal ko for 2015, I want to show other sides of Sandara Park. Hindi lang sa 2NE1, (“My goal for 2014 is to show other sides of Sandara Park. Not just with 2NE1.”) she said during a press conference on Monday.

She added, “Pati siguro actress Sandara or DJ. Bagong challenge, gusto kong i-try.(“I also want to try actress Sandara or DJ. New challenge, so I want to try”)

Sandara, who spoke to the press at the sidelines of the Korea Night: K-Beauty and Fun event of the Korean Tourism Organization, said she is currently working on a web series with Korean actor Kim Young-kwang.

The web series, which she described as a “healing drama,” will serve as her acting debut in Korea.

Mahirap din pala. Kasi paano ko ito ie-express as (my character) and not as Sandara Park,” (“It’s also hard. Because I need to express my character, and not Sandara Park,”)  she said of the project. “Sobrang excited na ako.” (“I’m so excited.”)

Could this mean she’s open to doing a project in the Philippines again? Sandara started her entertainment career in the Philippines as an actress and singer in 2004 before leaving for Korea in 2007.

I would love to do it,” she said. “Lagi ko namang sinasabi na gusto ko magka-movie sa Philippines ulit.(I’ve always said that I want to do a movie in the Philippines again.”


Sandara Park receives a plaque of appreciation from the Korea Tourism Organization during its Korea Night: K-Beauty and Fun event. 

Sandara also said would want to work with John Lloyd Cruz. A number of fans expressed their desire to see Sandara and John Lloyd in a movie project after the two were seen in a photographs together during the wedding of fellow ABS-CBN artist Joross Gamboa.

When asked about it in an interview with Nerisa Almo of Philippine Entertainment Portal last year, John Lloyd said: “Puwede. Pero tumatanggap ba siya ng trabaho rito? Bakit hindi, that’s something different, that’s something new.(“It’s possible. But I don’t know if she can accept jobs here? But why not, that’s something different, that’s something new.”)

“E di wow. Papa John Lloyd!” Sandara exclaimed when the idea of working with the ABS-CBN actor was brought up.

She added, “Gustong gusto ko yan kasi talagang I really love his movies and his acting. Nakaka-in love yung mata niya kapag umaarte kaya sobrang excited ako pag mangyari. (“I would really, really love that because I really love his movies and his acting. You can just fall in love with his eyes when he acts, so I’m going to be rally excited if this happens.”)

“Kaya lang, nagwo-worry ako kasi di ba mature na yung mga movies n’ya, yung mga series? Pero ako, feeling ko bata pa ako. Ano kaya ang magandang story?” (“It’s just that, I’m a bit worried, because aren’t his recent movies and series mature? But me, I feel that I’m still young. What would make a nice story?”)

“Star Cinema, hintayin ko yun,” Sandara quipped. (“Star Cinema, I’ll wait for that.”)

Sandara was one of the guests of the Korea Tourism Organization’s Korea Night: K-Beauty and Fun, an event that aims to promote Korea as a medical tourism destination.

The K-Pop star said she would use the word “possible” to describe Korea.

“Kasi (because), nothing is impossible in Korea,” she said.

Sandara added: “Kasi di ba, I tried my best. Ginawa ko ang lahat para makuha ang gusto ko. Masipag ang mga Koreans kaya nothing is impossible.” (“It’s because I tried my best. I gave my everything to get I wanted. Koreans are really diligent, so nothing is impossible.)

Source: Philippine Star

Article: K-Pop Superstar Sandara Park back in PH

K-Pop Superstar Sandara Park back in PH

MANILA, Philippines—Korean pop superstar Sandara Park, who first gained fame as a teen idol in the Philippines, is back in Manila.

Park on Friday night posted photos of her fans who welcomed her at the Ninoy Aquino International Airport.


Screengrab from Sandara Park’s Twitter account

“Manila!!! I’m back!!! Salamat sa inyong lahat (Thanks to all of you),” she said on Twitter as she posted a photo of the gifts her fans gave her upon her arrival.


Screengrab from Sandara Park’s Twitter account

Her fans likewise posted photos of the singer.



Screengrab from Sandara Park fan @Blackjackbelle’s Twitter account



Screengrab from Sandara Park fan @Blackjackbelle’s Twitter account

Park, who is a member of the Korean music group 2NE1, is back in the Philippines for a travel fair. She is also expected to appear in various television shows. She just came from a trip in Singapore.


Affectionately dubbed by her fans as the “Pambansang Krung-krung,” the 30-year-old Park last visited the Philippines in November 2014 for a “healing vacation” in an unidentified resort in Palawan.

Source/Credits: @inquirerdotnet on Twitter | inquirerdotnet on Facebook

Spot the hidden Mickey! Kekekeke! XD OMG why couldn’t they have screencapped WeLoveDara instead? T_T The pictures I posted there are way prettier OTL – Belle


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