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News: G-Dragon·Sandara Park, Chosen as Exclusive Models for YG Cosmetics – Launching Start on March 2016

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News: ‘One More Happy Ending’ Jang Nara loses her fiance to Sandara Park

[Spoiler] ‘One More Happy Ending’ Jang Nara loses her fiance to Sandara Park

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On the first episode of MBC’s new Wednesday & Thursday drama, “One More Happy Ending”, Kim Jeonghoon (Lee Dong-ha-I) left Han Mi-mo (Jang Nara) and proposed to Goo Seul-ah (Sandara Park).

A divorced single lady, Han Mi-mo was expecting to marry Kim Jeonghoon for her second marriage. When she found out about Kim Jeonghoon’s plan to propose to someone, Han Mi-mo was so happy while dressing up and putting on makeup. However, she received a text message from him saying, “Let’s break up. Sorry”. Ha Mi-mo became furious and called him to say “How can you end our two year relationship with only two lines of text message”.

Kim Jeonghoon said, “I was going to tell you in person tomorrow”. Right after he finished his words, he then knelt in front of Goo Seul-ah and proposed to her. “Will you marry me”, said he. What happened was that Kim Jeonghoon was playing between Goo Seul-ah and Han Mi-mo and Goo Seul-ah became pregnant.

Han Mi-mo later felt terribly shocked when she found out Kim Jeonghoon’s lover was the superstar actress Goo Seul-ah, who was the reason for the break-up of their previous girl group Angels.

Credits: HanCinema

News: PD Discusses the Story Behind Sandara Park’s Cameo in the Drama “One More Happy Ending”

PD Discusses the Story Behind Sandara Park’s Cameo in the Drama “One More Happy Ending”

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One More Happy Ending’s producer has revealed the inside story behind 2NE1′s Sandara Park’s cameo in the drama.

MBC’s drama “One More Happy Ending,” held its press conference on January 18. Jang Nara, Jung Kyung Ho, Seo In Young, Yoo In Na, and more attended the event.

On this day, the drama’s producer talked about Sandara Park’s cameo in the drama as a fellow member of the “girl group,” Angels.

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He said, “The character is the only member of the girl group who was able to rise to fame as a top actress. She is the visual of the girl group. Due to the beauty of the actresses who play the other girl group members, it was very difficult to find someone who can play the character whose beauty is supposed to outshine them all. Due to Yoo In Na’s close relationship with Sandara Park, we were able to cast her to play that character.”

One More Happy Ending” is about aging girl group members who are trying to have a second chance at love. It is a production aimed towards those who are striving to have a second chance at happiness in 2016. The drama will premiere on January 20 at 10 p.m. KST.

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Some netizens’ comments on the OST as found in Naver TVCast:

Video: Angels – Always for you MV <One More Happy Ending> OST
Source: Naver TV Cast

1. [+82, -1]  They’re all pretty.  Can’t believe they’re over 30… they’d win over girl groups today when it comes to beauty

2. [+78, -2]  All of them are pretty~~ Sandara especially fits this styling much better than the typical style of YG…

3. [+67, 0]  I bet they would’ve been daebak in the 90s if they really debuted like this.  Everyone’s so beautiful

4. [+60, 0]  Aah… girl group from 10 years ago… their force… I love it…

5. [+47, 0]  The song’s actually kinda catchy ㅋㅋㅋㅋ Wow~~~they’re pretty

6. [+46, 0]  They’re super pretty…. I want to see the drama already

7. [+46, 0]  Unnies, you guys are jjang pretty♡

8. [+42, 0]  The song’s nice, is this going to be out on broadcast??

9. [+39, 0]  Everyone’s so cute ㅋ

10. [+39, 0]  It’s like a Philadelphia cream cheese commercial, what I mean is… they’re all like angels… super pretty ㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋ Nara unnie seems like an active idol?? ㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋ Why is this making me laugh so much ㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋThey’re too cute  ㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋ

11. [+24, -1]  Wow, seriously they could’ve truly debuted like thisㅠㅠ Everyone’s so pretty, I’ll definitely watch the drama!!

12. [+22, 0]  If you pit Jang Nara and Sandara Park against idols these days, they’ll be the top visuals for sure!!  So fresh♡

Credits: Soompi + YGPress

News+Netizens Comments: 2NE1’s Sandara Park Surprises iKON’s Bobby With Her Hilarious Swag on “Sugar Man”

2NE1’s Sandara Park Surprises iKON’s Bobby With Her Hilarious Swag on “Sugar Man”

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On January 19’s episode of “Sugar Man,” iKON’s Bobby can’t help but be thrown off by 2NE1 member Sandara Park’s rapping!

iKON’s Bobby, Donghyuk, and Junhoe appear on the show this week as part of Yoo Jae Suk’s team. During the episode, Bobby and Sandara Park collaborate by performing a cover of iKON’s “Rhythm Ta” together.

Sandara Park stands up and jokingly performs the first part with so much swag and overacting that Bobby is totally shocked, and can’t help but laugh.

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As everyone’s cracking up, Sandara Park protests and says, “But this is where Bobby comes in!”

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“I’m so sorry,” he says, still laughing. “It was so charismatic!”

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Some netizen comments from the NAVER TVcast Video showing the above:

Video: Bobby & Sandara’s Rap Collaboration
Source: Naver TV Cast

1. [+1149, -112] ㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋ Can’t believe she did Rhythm Ta’s ‘regret’ rap part ㅋ Bobby being taken aback was so freaking cute

2. [+1061, -15]  ㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋ Ah Sandara’s too cute. Bobby being flustered pulled me inㅜㅜ

3. [+931, -14]  Sandara’s ‘regret’ rap is cute ㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋ Bobby got taken aback ㅋㅋㅋㅋ

4. [+789, -17]  Bobby what am I gonna do with your eye-smile.. ㅋ  So heart fluttering ㅎㅎㅎㅎㅎ

5. [+737, -9] Sandara ㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋ Bobby was so flustered he didn’t know what to do ㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋ Ah gotta watch it~~~~

6. [+698, -16]  Dara unnie is so cute..ㅠㅠ So funny when Bobby oppa didn’t know what to do ㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋ

7. [+566, -10]  Got tricked by the title ㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋ  Sandara’s really cute, please show Bobby’s face a lot

8. [+530, -8]  ㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋToo adorable

9. [+392, -8]  Bobby’s so cute  ㅠㅠㅠㅠㅠㅠㅠ

10. [+245, -2]  How can he rap when you did it so funnily like thatㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋ So cute when she even said confidently after her part, “This is where Bobby’s supposed to rap now!”ㅋㅋㅋ

11. [+221, -1]  How can he do his part after that ㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋ Today’s going to be a fun show ㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋ

Credits: Soompi + YGPress

News+Photos: 2NE1’s Dara To Guest Star On ‘Happy Together’ Christmas Special With iKON’s Bobby And B.I.

2NE1’s Dara To Guest Star On ‘Happy Together’ Christmas Special With iKON’s Bobby And B.I

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2NE1 member Sandara Park and iKON rappers Bobby and B.I will be spending the holidays together onscreen as three of the confirmed guests for popular Korean variety show Happy Together.

The idol trio was invited to appear in the show’s upcoming Christmas episode. They will be joined by other guests such as actress Kyung Soo Jin, rocker Kim Do Kyun and fashion designer Hwang Jae Gun, reports Soompi.

The episode will be taped in the home of comedian and Happy Together host Jo Se Ho on December 19, and the will be aired on December 24 at 11:15 PM (Korean Standard Time).

Dara, Bobby and B.I are racking up their television airtime this year.

Dara is one of the MCs on the currently airing JTBC show Sugar Man.

Meanwhile, Bobby and B.I also guest starred in another variety show Running Man which will air on December 20. The rapper duo released the digital single “Anthem” as part of the iKON debut promotions.

In related news, Dara has been spotted getting chummy with Bobby, B.I and the rest of iKON, so they should have some friendly interactions when they appear in the Happy Together episode.

Credits: KPopStarz

A/N: Here’s a preview of our DARA busting a move to the tune of PSY’s “Daddy”

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News: 2NE1′s Sandara Park to Make Special Appearance in Drama ′One More Happy Ending′

2NE1′s Sandara Park to Make Special Appearance in Drama ′One More Happy Ending′

Sandara Park will be making a special appearance on MBC′s new drama One More Happy Ending.

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One More Happy Ending is about a once-popular first generation girl group, whose members are in their 30s now and living different lives, and the men they encounter as they fall in love once again. Sandara Park will make a special appearance as Goo Seul Ah, one of the members of the girl group ′Angels,′ who was popular during the group′s heyday and is a popular actress today.

Sandara Park was praised for her performance in web drama Doctor Ian in March and appeared in web drama We Broke Up in June, which was invited to the Geneva International Film Festival, as well as KBS web drama Missing Korea in November, playing a diverse range of character through the three dramas.

Many are curious to see what new side Sandara Park, who has proved her potential as an actress, will show through her special appearance in the upcoming drama.

On the events leading up to Sandara Park′s casting, the production team stated, “Sandara Park, who has both an innocent and mature beauty, was a perfect fit for the role of ′Goo Seul Ah.′ Not only is she a member of the best girl group in real life, Sandara Park′s potential as an actress is vast, and we′re looking forward seeing her impactful acting through our drama.

Meanwhile, One More Happy Ending held a script reading at the MBC building in Sangam on December 11 and will premiere on January 20 at 10 p.m. KST.

Credits: MWave

A/N: Dara’s “Goo Seul Ah” is a member of the idol girl group “Angels,” which also includes Han Mi-Mo (Jang Na-Ra), Baek Da-Jung (You Da-In), Go Dong-Mi (Yoo In-Na) and Hong Ae-Ran (Seo In-Young)~! Wouldn’t it be awesome if in one episode, the girls get together for a reunion stage and performed together once more?! XD

Photos/Feature: YG STAGE pictorial for Dara X Bae Jung Nam~ Plus Behind-The-Scenes Photos!

YG STAGE pictorial for Dara X Bae Jung Nam

The representative brand of YG Entertainment actors and the channel to check their activity, news and planned contents, YG STAGE (www.ygstage.com) has released the new pictorial for the third project ‘MAISON DE JASMINE’.

Followed by the pictorial released last time and became a big issue with Dara’s feminine features, in the ’MAISON DE JASMINE’ PART.2 the secret male actor in the teaser image has been revealed that many people wanted to know. It was a model as well as an actor Bae Jung Nam. Bae Jung Nam who appeared at web drama “We Broke Up” recently with Dara took the STAGE pictorial again with Dara. Maybe since they already worked together before, they carried out the pictorial shooting naturally.

The first STAGE pictorial for male and female actors ‘MAISON DE JASMINE’ PART.2 will reveal the behind scenes for pictorial shooting, Bae Jung Nam’s individual pictorial, Bae Jung NamXDara’s joint pictorial along with the exclusive cuts, behind cuts and autographed Polaroid photos all.

The ‘MAISON DE JASMINE’ planned with pure and white flower jasmine as a motif means ‘The house of jasmine’ in French. Like its title ’MAISON DE JASMINE’ it contained Dara and Bae Jung Nam’s natural look in the ‘house’. The shooting started at the entrance of that house.

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Pure Dara and sensitive Bae Jung Nam. They matched the color of clothes as white and showed warm and clear image to suit ‘The house of jasmine’.

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Photographer JDZ Chung for the ‘MAISON DE JASMINE’ captured natural and sensitive chemistry of two by using natural light. He tried hard by taking digital and film camera alternatively to show better pictorial to the public therefore the great pictorial has been created.

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After finishing the shooting with Dara, Bae Jung Nam’s individual shooting has been started at comfy bedroom. Bae Jung Nam brought staff’s admiration by revealing fit muscles as he took the top off as if he’s in his house naturally.

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What comes in your mind if you think about Bae Jung Nam? Thick eyebrows? A man who looks good with classical clothes? Bae Jung Nam not only released the attractiveness that he showed before but also his original soft and natural sexiness as well . We could peek his intelligent and matured allure through him reading a book on the bed.

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The force as a model that cannot be hidden! As he is the actor who is a former model, he appealed with drastic poses and direction in front of the camera. We can also feel the wild manly allure from the topless Bae Jung Nam lying on the bed by revealing fit muscles.

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You can enjoy the behind cuts of STAGE pictorial only at NAVER Entertainment Special. Here are the behind cuts of ‘MAISON DE JASMINE’!

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Bae Jung Nam holing a cup of coffee on his one hand and trying to read a newspaper. The other sensuous allure released from him with the unbuttoned white shirt. He makes people not to take the eyes off from the barely seen abs. Photographer JDZ Chung is taking photos of Bae Jung Nam posing naturally. Bae Jung Nam finished the work by showing various poses as a professional model.

The STAGE pictorial project is working with best staff always to show the best result. Many staffs couldn’t take their eyes from two actors while caring their clothes, makeup, hairstyle and the angle of the chair as well. Although they were wearing thin clothes in the cold weather, they kept smiling and made the mood happy.

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We will give away Dara’s polaroid photos to the people who wrote the comments about YG STAGE pictorial ‘MAISON DE JASMINE’ Part.2 Entertainment Special, so please leave a lot of comments.

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“I was great honor to shoot pictorial with Dara and good staffs. I think it was the best shooting in these days!! “-by BAE JUNG NAM

Credits:

Source: Naver

Re-uploaded by: OhDara

News: 2NE1 Might Come Back… 4 Big Reasons to Expect 2NE1′s Comeback Despite YG’s Efforts to Keep it Secret

2NE1 might come back… 4 big reasons to expect 2NE1′s comeback despite YG’s efforts to keep it secret

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[스타뉴스=길혜성 기자] A team who has the record of the  highest-ever ranking (61st) on Billboard 200, American Billboard’s main albums chart, for any Korean singer, whether it is team or solo, man or woman. A team who has an impressive melody line which even people in their 30s and 40s can easily sing along, which is not a usual case among Korea’s girl groups. A team who can best-express both ballad and dance music. A team who proved that a girl group can be successful for the quality of their music and performance, not just for their good look. A team who has numerous hits such as “FIRE”, “I DON’T CARE”, “I’M THE BEST”, “GO AWAY”, “LONELY”, “UGLY”, “CAN’T NOBODY”, “IN THE CLUB”, “I LOVE YOU”, “CLAP YOUR HANDS”, “HATE YOU”, “GOTTA BE YOU”, “MTBD”, “IF I WERE YOU”, and “COME BACK HOME”. These are words that describe 2NE1, a girl group of four members: CL, DARA, BOM, and MINZY.

2NE1 enjoyed big popularity in and out of the country with their intense and unique style since their debut in spring, 2009. However, after releasing second full-length album “CRUSH” that took the 61st place on American Billboard’s Billboard 200 chart, they have been absent from the music scene for one year and nine months. After the release of album “CRUSH” with title track of “COME BACK HOME”, CL has been preparing for her solo debut in the United States and DARA has concentrated on acting and MCing. MINZY continued with her education and began a dance studio business. BOM has had some time for self-reflection, after an incident that took place last year.

Meanwhile, news that hints on 2NE1′s comeback after a long time of absence has recently been released. 2NE1′s label YG Entertainment posted a teaser image with words “WHO’S NEXT?” and “Nov. 21, 2015, 21:00″ on the company’s official blog YG LIFE, on the 9 this month. The teaser image for the artist to release a new song on the 21 this month at 21 o’clock is repeatedly showing the number 21 which is deeply related with 2NE1. So, music industry insiders and fans are speculating that the team to come back on the day at that time is highly likely to be 2NE1.

YG is keeping secret about 2NE1′s plans, after the release of the teaser. However, as there are four big reasons to think that it is 2NE1 who is coming back this time, music fans are now paying keen attention to whether 2NE1 will really release a new song after their one year and nine months of absence.

The biggest hint is the teaser image proudly unveiled by YG. As YG is famous for its unique way of promotion, the teaser image with the number of “21″ suggests a high possibility of connection with 2NE1.

The second hint is related with YG’s main producer TEDDY. TEDDY has worked with 2NE1 since the team’s debut and worked like the mentor for 2NE1 members, creating a lot of hit songs of 2NE1. Recently, TEDDY announced that he is establishing a new label of YG with KUSH, which means, 2NE1 might release a new album not through YG itself but through TEDDY’s new label which is a kind of YG’s branch. As for YG, many artists such as iKON, WINNER, and PSY are waiting for their comeback. Thus, it is also good for YG to release 2NE1′s new song through TEDDY’s label. As such, the establishment of TEDDY’s new label has raised the possibility of 2NE1′s new release both for YG and 2NE1.

The fact that CL has yet to begin her solo career in the States is another reason to believe that 2NE1 is coming back. CL, the leader of 2NE1 who is recognized as one of the best female idol singers in Korea, has practically finished preparations for her solo debut in the States. Indeed, the news of CL’s solo debut album release in the States was released in this fall. However, as she has postponed the time of her solo album release in the country, some music industry insiders have speculated that there might be a secret project for 2NE1′s comeback underway. That is a sufficient reason to think that 2NE1 is highly likely to release a new song this month.

The last reason is YG’s remark in the past. In this summer, YG unintentionally said to OSEN about a media outlet’s speculation over 2NE1′s dissolution, “That is a groundless rumor. 2NE1 even has a plan to release a new song within this year”.

As such, there are a series of reasons to believe that 2NE1 is coming back soon. Of course, it might not be 2NE1 who will release a new song on the 21 at 21 o’clock. However, the possibility of comeback of 2NE1 who has both original style and popular appeal is making music fans happy.

Credits: YG LIFE

Feature Article: [NAVER Exclusive] Sandara Park is Innocent as a White Jasmine Flower for YG Stage Photoshoot

[NAVER Exclusive] Sandara Park is Innocent as a White Jasmine Flower for YG Stage Photoshoot

The representative brand of YG Entertainment‘s actors and the YG channel where one can go to meet their activities, news, and planned contents, YG STAGE (www.ygstage.com) has released the grand third pictorial project ‘MAISON DE JASMINE’.

The person in charge of ‘MAISON DE JASMINE’ PART.1 is Sandara Park, who is working actively as an actress in recent web dramas ‘We Broke Up’ and ‘Missing Korea.’ Dara showed pure and beautiful features as an actress, like the flower petals of white jasmines, which is different from her charismatic features as a member of 2NE1. Sandara Park revealed her feminine charm as never seen before for this STAGE pictorial.

The first YG STAGE actress pictorial ‘MAISON DE JASMINE’ PART.1, along with exclusive behind-the-scene photos for NAVER Entertainment Special readers and Sandara Park’s autographed polaroid photos. Unveiling now.

The third STAGE pictorial, ‘MAISON DE JASMINE’ was conceptualized with a motif of pure white flower jasmine. Like its title ‘MAISON DE JASMINE’, which means ‘House of Jasmine’ in French, it planned to capture Sandara Park’s unaffected, natural features at ‘home’.

The photoshoot started at the garden. Sandara Park showed her beautiful, natural features with barely-there-make-up that is so light that she looks almost bare-faced. She shone brightly in the sunlight, like white petals beautifully opening up.

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Sandara Park revealed various charms like pure beauty during some moments, while showing a more mature beauty at others. It was time to see Dara’s sedate eyes as an actress, which she didn’t show as a singer. While it was a bit chilly during this early winter weather, she was only wearing a thin dress in front of the camera. However, she concentrated on acting despite of the cold weather like a professional.

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The next shoot took place in the bedtroom, where it had a more natural, relaxed, and comfortable atmosphere. In a white knit cardigan, along with same-colored lace dress, Sandara Park showed clean and pure features on screen. In the sunny bedroom filled with warm afternoon sunlight comes in, Dara expressed relaxed warm feeling well.

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Bed, pillow, blanket, and knee-socks. Dara’s bedroom in all white tones completely matched her well to represent the pure white beauty of jasmine flowers really suits her well. Dara was like a white jasmine flower itself. Dara expressed the concept of the pictorial well with a more comfortable look as the second part of the shoot carried on in the bedroom.

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This is the photo that we could see on the ‘MAISON DE JASMINE’ teaser video, right? We could see Dara’s back as she bathed in the warm sunlight while leaning on the window sill in the teaser video released on November 10. That photo was taken during the shooting of this scene. She expressed a rough image while applying lipstick on her lips on the shooting followed and it was a photo with a new image.

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We cannot miss out the behind cut for NAVER Entertainment Special reader, right?

It must be this kind of feeling if you see Dara in real. She’s like an actress in reality! Petite Dara was shining among the many staff and crew, and showed a presence of an actress that filled up the shooting site. Dara with her refreshing attractiveness that captured all of the staffs’ heart at once.

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The STAGE pictorial ‘MAISON DE JASMINE’ was a collaboration work with photographer JDZ Chung who has worked a lot with YG artists in the past, such as WINNER. Dara and the photographer were able to carry a unique, and sensitive dynamic while taking the photos for the pictorial.

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In addition, the best combination of staff including stylist Seo Soo-gyeong, Soonsoo Beauty’s hairstylist Kwak Dong-woo, and make-up artist Shin Kyeong-mi participated. They compounded upon Dara’s refreshing look and styled her so as to maximize Dara’s original attractiveness more than ever.

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Sandara Park tried her best while doing the photoshoot. She did not stop smiling even though she was already sniffling because of the nippy weather. She’s easily affected by the cold, so she had to wrap herself with a padded coat, blanket, and hand warmers. It was because of her hard work and efforts that made this a good pictorial.

Dara’s autographed polaroid photos for the last! In addition, revealing Dara’s message about taking STAGE pictorial exclusively!

“I like to challenge a new thing every time so I love to shoot this pictorial with something new image I was happy to see the results photos of me with the features that I didn’t know for myself. I had feminine images!!! I will challenge constantly in the future! ^^” – by SANDARA

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Credits:

Source: Naver

Re-uploaded and translated by: OhDara

News: 2NE1 Wins PopCrush’s 2015 Battle of the Bands ~ Congratulations Blackjacks!

2NE1 Wins PopCrush’s 2015 Battle of the Bands

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After weeks of tireless voting and relentless social media campaigns, the winner of PopCrush’s Battle of the Bands has been crowned: Congratulations to K-Pop quartet 2NE1!

Let’s take a look back at their journey to the top, shall we?

2NE1 first faced off against fellow K-Pop group, Girls Generation, who proved to be formidable contenders. And while it was a tough race between the two, 2NE1 ultimately pulled through at the end, earning 50.78% of the votes, resulting in one of the closest margins throughout the length of this competition.

2NE1 were then thrown into the arena with X Factor-formed U.S. girl group Fifth Harmony. And while Fifth Harmony have their fair share of vocal and dedicated fans, they proved to be no match for 2NE1, who came out strong with 74.75% of votes.

Finally, 2NE1 faced off against One Direction, perhaps their toughest competition throughout our extensive Battle of the Bands competition. Both groups are known for their fervent fan bases, and a winner was never clear cut, as both groups inched past each other throughout the week.

But in the end, only one group could be crowned the winner, because that’s how polls work. And 2NE1 managed to surpass One Direction with 50.1% of votes (so close!), ultimately earning them the PopCrush Crown and all the prestige that comes with it.

So congratulations to 2NE1, and congratulations to all you fans who did the hard work. Your dedication, perseverance and constant page-refreshing helped earn your faves the title of Best Band!

Source: PopCrush

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