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Official Photos + Interview Trans: Sandara Park Among “YG Stars Who Participated in “Elle” Charity Campaign” ~ “Sharing Doesn’t Need to be Grandiose. Sesame Sharing is Also Real Sharing, Right?”

YG Stars Who Participated in “Elle” Charity Campaign

Six of YG Entertainment’s artists gathered together in one place with the purpose of lending help to their less fortunate neighbors. A beautiful moment was created and captured.

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Park Sandara in a red beaded dress detailed with embroidery shaped like leaves to form a tree motif

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Park Sandara is dressed in a python coat, mint-colored slit dress, sliver platform sandals, all from the designer brand, Gucci. The different rings that come together in a uniform style are Suel, decorated with a colorful crystal each.

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The eye-catching flower print mini dress is from Valentino, crystal drop purple earrings are from Suel, and the black feather-patterned crystal bracelet is from Stone Henge.

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It doesn’t necessarily need to be big or larger than life. Sesame seed sharing is still real sharing, right.

It’s hard to believe in comfort whenever times are difficult. Doing a performance requires more than physical stamina that may leave you exhausted, I also need to be charged with the mood and the spirit. In fact, isn’t it more difficult to be a fan than to perform for a couple of hours? Not only jumping around to play, but waving arms, and screaming enthusiasticfally! It always appears as if the fans have an infinite amount of energy and they always show their support and love with the utmost sincerity of their hearts.

I just came back from a vacation, and it was the same taste of something sweet because it was a time when I needed a “real” vacation. I went to the Philippines, and I just came back from my trip yesterday (at the time of the photoshoot) morning. Every minute, every second was precious.

I think that what I can do is to share and give back a bit, nothing grandiose, it’s not necessary for it to be big or larger than life. Like sesame seed sharing, it becomes easier when you get to practice it more. In my case, I like to participate in charity cases as often as I change stage wardrobes. Taking a strange, stray cat on the street and raising it, helping out an animal that I noticed injured on the road and taking it to the hospital to be treated, or even a simple act as going to a performance or giving out tickets to friends who might miss a show. Although they’re nothing special, t’s simple acts like those, which I can do. They might be small, but I think I’m sharing and giving back in my own way.

I think I grew the most in 2014, I dreamed of having a transformation in 2015; 2014 is also the year when our new album was finally released, and we focused our minds and went on a global tour, which just finished recently, for 8 months. The goal for 2015 is “transformation.” As a member of 2NE1, I was always the one in-charge of “shocking transformation,” and recently, I made the first step as an actress (T/N: I think she meant the “Be Funny” skit with Steven Yeun) and I thought, “Can Sandara become calm, quiet, and sincere as well?” and when I heard that voice say that, my desire for transformation took on a different meaning.

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Park Sandara is dressed in a beads-embellished slit Dior dress in blue and orange, metail bracelets in both hands are from the collection of stylist Ambush, and the rings on the fingers of both hands are from Suel.

Credits:

Source: Elle Korea

Translated and Re-uploaded by: BlackjackBelle@OhDara/ SlaveTranslator@WeLoveDara

Magazine/Interview: Highlights of YG Family Concert in iWeekly

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Question: Among the 2NE1 members, who brings up the mood? Who is the most mischievous?

The four of us is the best. Bom is the most mischievous. She likes to kiss people and always bullies Dara!

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Question: During “All Or Nothing” World Tour, Dara showed her abs. Will she do it this time?

Dara: Keke My abs went on a holiday, so nope!

Question: Did Big Bang and 2NE1 suggest to you (WINNER) a good place to visit in Singapore?

Answer: 2NE1 wanted to visit the Merlion.

Translated by: @thisisfayyye

Video: 2NE1’s Fun Interview with Excite Music Japan

It’s nice to see 2NE1 having fun! Keke! CL and Minzy are so fluent in Japanese! I loved it when CL was laughing so hard at Dara’s Japanese. Only Dara can make CL laugh like that. Keke! I wish we’d get English translations soon. ^^

Sorry for the low quality video. The original video is really small. T_T But here’s the link anyway if you guys want to view it in HQ quality. ^_^

Credits: donnyoppa2

Photos: Another Set Of Gorgeous Photos of Fierce 2NE1 for WWD Japan Photoshoot And Interview

Ooooh another set of photos and interview from WWD Japan! ^_^ I love the girls’ overall look for this interview! <3

This post would be updated once English translations of the interview is available! ^^

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Credits:

Source: WWD Japan
Re-Uploaded by: OhDara

Photos/Translations: 140625 Screencaps + Translations of 2NE1’s Lively, Fun Interview/Guesting at Nico TV Live ~ “Of Fave Food, Men, Body Parts, Pastimes”

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MC: I heard you’re busy with Roommate nowadays? Is it fun?
Bom: It is fun.
MC: It makes me nervous(?)
Bom: . . .Huh? Me?
MC: No, meㅋㅋㅋ

MC: I heard Dara was a radio DJ?
CL: For a week.
MC: How was it?
Dara: It was fun/interesting. 
MC: Did it end?
Dara: End~~
MC: Minzy-san~ is in college. How is it?
Minzy: It was fun but now I’m in summer break.
MC: Ah, that’s right. Semester in KR ends fast.
MC: /reads comments/ “Minzy is so cute,” “How nice, she’s in summer break,” “Minzy got so much prettier.”
CL: Ohh~
Minzy: Arigatogozaimasu~
MC: Dara’s angle? (comment)
/Dara does a cute(?) angle pose/
CL: What are you doing?
Dara: My angle is nice?
MC: Which angle is nice?
MC: 2NE1’s CRUSH album, on iTunes pop chart, is number one!
2NE1: Wahhh~ /claps/
CL: Thank you!
MC: That’s amazing~
The angle earlier was coz they couldn’t see Dara well so she scoot a bit.
MC: Can you all see Dara now? Yeah?
Minzy: Ok, ok~
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MC: What is the charm of Crush?
CL: I think the charm of it is that each members have our own characters.
CL: Crush is the song from the album that’s very 2NE1-like.
 (T/N: I think that’s what she said OTZ)
MC: 2nd track from the album is Come Back Home. I love this. It’s daebak. Bomu-san, what’s the charm of CBH?
Bom: Should I sing a part? No? Nvm! Nvm~
CL: Please sing~
Minzy: Please sing~
Bom: It’s already playing.
MC: Lower the volume please. Now, Bomu-san..
Bom: It’s not much but /sings/
MC: It’s my first time hearing Bomu-san sing this close. Her voice is like wave splashing on my face. Wah, CBH~
CL: We listen to it everday.
MC: Next is Gotta Be You. The intro itself is already cool. Minzy-san, what’s the charm of GBY?
Minzy: We already filmed the PV for it and we filmed it with a top model from England.
MC: But you’re more sexy and cool~
CL: The model is a guy.
MC: Next is DYLM. Dara-san? Hello~
Dara: Hello~
MC: The charm of DYLM?
Dara: DYLM is lovely. It’s a song I want to sing to someone I like. 
Dara: The lyrics are *thumbs up*
MC: /reads comments/ “Dara-chan, please sing for us,” “Cute~”
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MC: Dara-chan’s hat today.. what image is it?
Dara: Image? It’s a rabbit.
Minzy: Rabbit?!
Dara: Ah, no. A bear.
MC: Rabbit? It’s my 1st time seeing a rabbit like that.
MC: It’s not a rabbit but a bear, right?
Dara: Hai. I bought it at Harajuku yesterday.
MC: You heard that? She bought it at Harajuku.
MC: Next is Happy. It makes you feel good, ne?
CL: Yeah, but the lyrics are sad. The melody is happy but the lyrics are sad.
MC: Next is Falling In Love. Ah, now that it’s summer. This is reggae, right?
CL: We really like it. (mixing w/reggae I think lol)
MC: Falling In Love was a single, right? But now that it’s summer, this is nice, right? “Falling love.”
CL: It’s “Falling IN love.”
MC: Falling IN love
MC: The dance is cute, too. Like this 2NE1 dance is cute.
CL: FIL dance (to Bom)
Bom: Ah… to Mingkki-chan.
MC: Please show us a bit of FIL dance, Minzy-chan.
Minzy: Can you sing (to Bom)?
CL: She’s the dancing machine.
/Minzy dancing/
Dara: Cute~ Sexy~~
MC: Very sexy, neh? Thank you~
MC: Next is I Love You.
Dara: It’s one of my favorites.
MC: Which part is your favorite?
Dara: The sexy dance! The mood is sexy.
MC: Ah, the mood.
/Dara dances to ILY/
CL: We’re not that good w/Japanese yet so we use body language.
MC: That’s totally fine.
Dara: There’s a lot of comments but my reading is a bit…
MC: “Cute~,” “Kawaii~” Next is If I Were You. The intro has that certain feel to it.

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Photo/Interview: Dara Looks Cute as a Button for WWD Japan Photoshoot and Interview ~ “Japan is Like Home for 2NE1″

Dara is just cute as a button~! I know she said their concept was tomboy image, but I think she looks quite feminine, and French with her getup. ᄏᄏᄏᄏ She said she wears a lot of Saint Laurent because the clothes fit the “tomboy” image. Please refer to the previous post for more of her fashion likes and statements. ^^ She also said that although it’s only been 3 years, Japan is a place that she thinks of as “home” as well because 2NE1 receives a lot of love and their welcome is always warm too. ^_^

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Credits:

Source: WWD Japan

Rough trans by: OhDara/WeLoveDara

Photos/Interview: 2NE1 Talks About Winter/Fall Fashion and CRUSH Album with WWD Japan ~ The Girls Love “Saint Laurent, Chrome Hearts, Versace, Gaultier, Chanel, and Marc Jacobs”

Awwww, our girls are so cute! CL said that the clothes they’re wearing are their main costumes from CRUSH MV. ^_^ Dara said that their concept is that of a tomboy image, kekekeke! ^_^ 

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The girls were asked what they think would be the trend item for winter/fall 2014-15.. Bom said she likes to dress stylishly, but comfortably, so she likes “melange knit” dresses (comfy, stretchable, light, and fuzzy knit); Dara said her style is more of a boyish taste, so for shoes, she likes sneakers and Caterpillar shoes, and chester coat (it’s similar to pea coats, or double breasted coats, for us people who don’t know what they’re officially called in the fashion worldᄏᄏᄏᄏ) and sports jacket (or letterman jackets, again to the fashion-handicapped like me), Minzy said she likes clothes that can be worn comfortably, so she likes “men’s line coats” and comfortable “mohair knit” coats (the fuzzy-like material coats), and CL also likes “men’s line coats” that gives off a good fit and stylish silhouette, and also “fur coats.” Seriously, I had to search for most of the items, since I’m like “eh?! what?!” with most of them ᄏᄏᄏ

Asked what brands they wear often recently, Dara shared that she likes jeans and rider jackets from “Saint Laurent,” Bom said accessories, dresses, and shoes from “Versace,” Minzy said, “Chrome Hearts” and “Marc Jacobs” accessories and watch, and CL mentioned that she likes vintage brands like “Chanel” and “Jean Paul Gaultier.”

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Video Interview: Billboard – “2NE1 on Breaking Chart Records, Turning 5″ ~ CL Confirms Japanese Version MV for “CRUSH”

2NE1 on Breaking Chart Records, Turning 5 (Exclusive Video Interview)

The K-pop phenoms sit down with Billboard to reveal their favorite videos, memories

2NE1 shot to mega-superstardom from their thumping, debut single “Fire” and continued to release a rush of hit singles, collecting over half a billion views on their official YouTube channel, collaborating with superstars like will.i.am and Skrillex, and touring sold-out shows around the world.

Despite their success, the girls had only released one full-length album since their 2010 debut, “To Anyone.” That changed in February when the YG Entertainment group dropped second LP “Crush,” which immediately became the highest-charting K-pop album on the Billboard 200, landing at No. 61. Plus, the set was dubbed favorite girl group album in a Billboard.com readers poll, beating girl groups like Destiny’s Child and Spice Girls.

Nearing an impressive five years in the industry and a number of milestone achievements under their belt, the record-breaking group seems more eager and spirited: The girls just released a new music video for “Gotta Be You” (the third vid unleashed from “Crush”) and launched their highly anticipated tour, “AON: ALL OR NOTHING.” The tour that has already hit Korea, China, Hong Kong, the Philippines and Malaysia since its launch, bringing thousands to the their show.

With lots to celebrate, 2NE1 — aka CL, Bom, Minzy and Dara — invited Billboard exclusively to the studio where they were shooting for their upcoming Japanese album cover to talk what it means to break records, the most memorable moments during their five-year career and their plans for the rest of 2014.

Credits: Billboard

Video: 2NE1’s Interview with HypeTrak TV During AON in Hong Kong ~ “No Boundaries”

Our girls speaking in English! <3 Dara consistently saying that her favorite song is “Good To You” because “I can really relate to the lyrics. It’s about a good girl falling in love with a bad boy. I think it’s my story.” OMG Dara, who is that bad boy, we’ll kick his ass. XDDD Kekeke.. XD

CL said, “You might think it’s a bit weird, but we do listen to our music. Was that embarrassing? Dara is a 2NE1 fan.” So cute! Yeah, Dara is 2NE1’s number one fan, supporting their music and listening to it. In her car on 2NE1 TV before, 2NE1’s music is always blasting out from her stereo.. <3

HYPETRAK TV: 2NE1 – No Boundaries

With their blend of pop, hip-hop and EDM, the ensemble of CL, Dara, Minzy and Park Bom, collectively known as 2NE1, have conquered Asian charts ever since bursting onto the scene with their heir electronic-influenced debut hit single “Fire” and the subsequent 2010 release of their debut album To Anyone. This year, the band has already proven that they are destined for global takeover as their second studio album Crush set a new U.S. record for the highest-charting, best-selling K-pop album. Backed by the singles “Come Back Home” and “Happy” as well as CL’s high-profile collaboration with Skrillex and G-DRAGON “Dirty Vibe,” the band is about to have an even bigger cultural impact in the near future. We have met the influential quartet prior to their concert in Hong Kong for ‘The AON: All or Nothing’ international tour and talked about their new album, music style, collaborating with Skrillex and more.

Credits: hypetraktv

Videos: 2NE1’s Fun and Revealing Interview for Yahoo! Philippines ~ “We Fight Over Food, But Not Over Guys~ We Love… ICE CREAM!”

This is a really fun series of interviews! The girls were relaxed, comfortable, and having fun! The questions were also refreshing, something that we don’t hear often from other interviews. ^_^

2ne1 loves Manila!

2NE1 members bare ‘ideal guy,’ sexy secrets

Credits: YiiNG Tana

Some snippets:

What is your dream concert: If we have the fans that we love, and the fans that love us, that’s our favorite. What really matters is the connection and the vibe, the connection with the fans.

Message to the Filipino fans: I don’t know why it took us so long. But we’re really happy to be here. We’re looking forward to the show, and to explore with our tour guide, Dara.

What is your all or nothing: Music and Love. In that order.

On their ideal guys: CL was trying to foist off the question to “Sandy” and Dara cried out, “Noooo, this is for everyone!” Then Dara said that her ideal guy is, “Anyone who loves me.” Then CL blurted, “There’s so many people out there who loves you. That can’t be it,” and Dara said, “That’s it. That’s all I’m looking for.” Then Bom said, “Everybody loves you.” Kekeke, cute 2NE1! Bom’s ideal type is, “Someone who works hard at his job, and also only loves me.” Minzy said, “My ideal type is… Usher.” Go Minzy! XD CL’s ideal type is, “Someone who is my friend.”

Do you fight about anything: FOOD. We fight over the food menu. Dara wants heavy food, me (CL) and Minzy like something light, while Bom likes something sweet. It’s good that we don’t fight over guys, because we all have different tastes. Thank God (Kekekekekekeke, cute cute cute CL!)

What do you all like in common: Ice cream.

How do you maintain your figure: We work out a lot. Our trainer comes with us on tour, so we can’t skip out on working out.

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