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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 ( 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.



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’.



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.





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.


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.



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.



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




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.



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.



“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


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


[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 ( 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.



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.


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.



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.




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.



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.


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.


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.


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




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

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

News: ‘We Broke Up’ to screen in 21st Geneva International Film Festival

‘We Broke Up’ to screen in Geneva


CJE&M’s OnStyle and YG K-plus’ collaboration “We Broke Up” became the first Web-based Korean drama to be invited to the 21st Geneva International Film Festival.

The 10-episode program culminated in July, and as of Oct. 27, garnered over 16 million views online.

Its plot depicts the revival of love between a young couple who continue to live together even after breaking up.

2NE1 singer Sandara Park and WINNER’s Kang Seung-yoon, together with models Kang Seung-hyun and Jang Gi-yong, acted as main characters.

Producer Kim Gi-yoon expressed delight at receiving the invitation, and vowed to produce more quality Web dramas

This year’s GIFF will take place from Nov. 6 to 14. “We Broke Up” will be screened on Nov. 7 at 4:30 p.m. local time.

Credits: Kpop Herald

Feature: [StarCast] “I am the Prettiest in.Y.G.E”…. Sandara Park, Beautiful MC Challenge

[StarCast] “I am the Prettiest in.Y.G.E”…. Sandara Park, Beautiful MC Challenge

“I am the best~ at giving”


The Promotions Director,
should be able to give away business cards well.


Well, she is after all, YG’s promotion fairy.
Wherever and whenever, she never forgets to do PR.

So now


“Manager/Director Park?”




Sandara Park appeared in JTBC. Is this her debut after 6 years? This is the first time that she came out in an entertainment show. She appears with Yoo Jae Suk and Yoo Hee Yeol as an MC in the program called, “Sugarman.”

First of all, “Sugarman” is a program where they re-visit the hit songs of singers from the past. The mission is to make it a hit again. The juniors who remake the songs then compete with one another.


☞ On the 14th, ‘Dispatch’ met with Dara at a studio in Ilsan. And her mission? To promote “Sugarman” at all cost. And her special technique as PR fairy is ‘reaction.’


Here in the waiting room. And the new program promotion director, ah no, new MC sandara Park came out first. Her expression is so full of excitement, it really has been a long time.

“I watched the ‘Sugar Man’ pilot program last summer. I really like the 1990~2000 songs. It was really fun and interesting because it called up so many memories for me. However, I’m here now as the MC!”


Sandara Park shares the waiting room together with lyricist, Kim Eana. This is the first MC challenge for the both of them. So what do they need now? Right,


“PR fairy, come join me~” (Kim Eana)


“Can you handle it?” (Dara)


“We are the best!” (Two MC)

Of course, being an MC is not something that you can be with only a pretty face.


Sandara Park immediately went into study mode. She completely immersed herself into the script before the live recording. She never turned her head and kept a low profile even with all the all around.

“Actually, I only did the first recording last week. I was really confused, and the situation was that my mind was all in a buzz. I must do well in recording now, so I’m worrying.”


“Underlining Dara”


“Studying hard Dara”

So now that she is done with studying, will she show off her good looks as an MC?


If we think about it, Sandara Park is indeed YG Entertainment’s beauty representative. Shall we have a moment to cleanse our eyes? It is now time for re-touching her make-up.


“YG beauty representative”


“Prettiest in YG, Dara”




It’s finally recording time. PR Fairy, are you really feeling okay? Although it’s been 6 years since she debuted, she can’t help but feel ‘nervous’ still. However, Dara says that she chooses to believe in herself and practices this strength in real life.

“As a novice MC, there will be many things that I will lack. However, please look at my unconventional personality in a good way. Maybe it will attract you unexpectedly along with my fresh charms. Haha!”


“Come on! Let’s do this.”


“Reaction ready”


“Reaction explosion”


Sandara Park shows her progressing skills as an MC, improving fast. “Two Yoo” seem to be captivated with her. Yoo Jae Suk shows an uncle-like smile, the same with Yoo Hee Yeol.

“I found strength because I had Yoo-nue-nim (T/N: Yoo Jae Suk’s nickname, stands for “God Yoo”) and Yeol-oppa right next to me. They really took care of me a lot. I’ll continue to do my best and work hard. I will strive to learn a lot.”


“Falling” (Yoo Jae Seok)
(T/N: 흐뭇하다 means falling into a trap with no escape. It’s what netizens say when they fall for a celebrity and there’s no escaping it)


“Pleased” (Yoo Hee Yeol)


“Cute, cute”


Recording for this day has ended successfully. The hidden “Sugar Man” who made appearances left a deep impression and touched hearts deeply. If Sandara Park could choose, which “Sugar Man” would she like to see?

“I want to find Rich as Sugarman. I really like his song, ‘Only the Words, I Love You.’ I would also like to hear about how he’s doing and about his activities now. I want to hear him sing again.”

☞ Finally, the final task for PR Fairy. This time around, she’s going to appeal to the fandom using her visuals. Even if you aren’t a “fan ahjussi” (or even if you’re a woman but not a fan), you should still save the following pictures.




“I am Dara-ya”


“Today at 10:50PM”


“You’re going to watch the broadcast right”


Source: Dispatch via Naver

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

News: 2NE1′s Sandara Park Says She Recorded Parts of ′Fire′ with Her Nose Covered

2NE1′s Sandara Park Says She Recorded Parts of ′Fire′ with Her Nose Covered


Sandara Park turned heads when she revealed that she held her nose to record 2NE1′s Fire.

Sandara Park shared a behind-the-scenes story from the recording of Fire on the October 20 broadcast of JTBC′s Two Yoo Project – Sugar Man.

Upon hearing B1A4′s Baro rap on the show, Yoo Jae Suk turned to Sandara Park, asking “Don′t you rap too?”

Sandara Park answered, “I made my debut through rap. I recorded our debut song Fire while holding my nose,” before showing the guests how she recorded the line ′You got that fire, My heart, boom boom boom′ at the time.

Black Eyed Pilseung′s Rado appeared surprised, saying “I thought it was autotune.”

Sandara Park explained, “It was slightly autotuned, but the base is a nasally sound.”

Yoo Hee Yeol then said, “That company (YG) isn′t that glamorous. They just dress well,” drawing laughs.

Credits: MWave

News: “Sugar Man” to Return as JTBC’s New Official Variety Show

“Sugar Man” to Return as JTBC’s New Official Variety Show


JTBC’s “Sugar Man” has been confirmed for regular broadcasting. Its first episode will air on October 20 at 10:50 p.m.

“Sugar Man” is a program in which short-lived oldies are sculpted into their 2015-hit-song versions. Special guests will perform each song and whichever one gets the higher rating wins. A pilot version of the show was aired last August for two episodes and was praised for the teamwork shown betweenYoo Jae Suk and Yoo Hee Yeol.

“We will be highlighting the pilot version’s strengths and supplement its weaknesses in order to present an upgraded ‘Sugar Man,’” the staff said.

An especially drastic change will be the increase in spectators to 100 people, their ages ranging from 20 to 50 in order to represent all generations.

Fans are eager to see the synergy effect between star MC Yoo Jae Suk, sentimental musician Yoo Hee Yeol, lyricist Kim Li Na, and 2NE1’s Sandara Park.

Credits: Soompi

News: 2NE1′s Sandara Park Cast as Lead in ′Missing Korea′

2NE1′s Sandara Park Cast as Lead in ′Missing Korea′


Sandara Park has been cast to play Miss Korea′s North Korea representative in KBS′ Missing Korea.

Missing Korea, which is set to air on KBS in October, is a romantic comedy set in the fictional year 2020, in which the North and South are working towards unification through non-governmental exchanges and economic cooperation, leading to the first-ever ′North-South Joint Miss Korea Pageant.′ Hereafter, the drama will be broadcast as a web drama.

Sandara Park is currently practicing the North Korean dialect in order to faithfully act out the role as Miss Korea′s North Korean representative.

In the scenes capturing the contestants′ camp and final competition, the actual sponsored dresses, tiaras, costumes, hair and makeup team will be used in order to add authenticity.

Kim Jeong Hoon, who is gaining popularity in China through various broadcast activities, has been cast opposite Sandara Park to play the head of the pageant′s organizing committee.

The production team stated, “October, which is around the time when Missing Korea will be broadcast, is when inter-Korean reunions of separated North and South Korean families will be taking place at Mt. Kumgang. We hope this drama will send a meaningful message that will be a forum for diverse exchange of inter-Korean relations in the future.”

Meanwhile, Sandara Park′s successful transformation into an actress has been displayed through web dramas Doctor Ian and We Broke Up, and she is set to make her big screen debut through film Crank.

Credits: Mwave

Additional info: Dara will play the role of Lee Yeonhwa, who is Miss Namp’o.. ^^ Namp’o is a city and seaport in South P’yŏngan Province, North Korea. The drama can be watched through KBS World, Daum, and YouTube, and is set to be broadcasted in China and Japan as well! ^^

News: Soompi~ “Sandara Park Gives Gift From Her Heart at “The Miracle Piano” Screening”

Sandara Park Gives Gift From Her Heart at “The Miracle Piano” Screening


Sandara Park of 2NE1 gave a special gift to Yoo Ye Eun of the documentary film “The Miracle Piano.” Sandara Park attended a screening of the movie, and prepared a special gift of luxury headphones that she picked out herself for Yoo Ye Eun.

Yoo Ye Eun is blind, but is also known as a piano prodigy, and it is said that Sandara Park hoped to help Ye Eun in some way, eventually deciding on the headphones.

The two have a common acquaintance in the director of the movie, Lim Sung Goo. When Sandara Park was not known in Korea, Lim Sung Goo helped her. Even after her debut as a 2NE1 member, she is said to have kept in touch with the director, eventually leading to this heartwarming meeting with Yoo Ye Eun. She was already aware of her through seeing her on TV, and prepared the present after hearing that she could meet her after the screening. She said, “It is a movie full of hope that makes you happy. I hope to be able to sing alongside Yoo Ye Eun’s piano playing one day.”

Meanwhile, “The Miracle Piano” will open in theaters on September 3.

Credits: Soompi


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