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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

News: Inquirer~ “Sandara Park’s Secret is Out! 2NE1’s Sandara Park Made the Big Announcement: she is Penshoppe’s Newest Ambassador”

Sandara Park’s secret is out

2NE1’s Sandara Park made the big announcement: she is Penshoppe’s newest ambassador


2NE1’s Sandara Park made the big announcement: she is Penshoppe’s newest ambassador.

Penshoppe posted a teaser yesterday:


And confirmed the news by posting this:

Last month, as fans followed Sandara’s fun Philippine adventures on Instagram, eating at Jollibee multiple times, challenging her “We Broke Up” co-stars Jang Ki-yong and Lee Beom-gyoo to eat balut, watching Big Bang, ziplining, visiting Tagaytay and Taal and hitting the beach with her Korean friends, they didn’t know she was also in the Philippines for one big reason: her Penshoppe campaign shoot.

Inquirer Super was at the shoot last month at Golden ABC’s Studio 1155 and Gallery.

Photographer Cliff Watts, who also shot Sean O’Pry and Cara Delevingne’s #UrbanRebels campaign for Penshoppe, flew in from New York to shoot Dara. “The shoot was great. It’s my first time to shoot her and it’s my first time in the Philippines. We shot her in the studio and on the rooftop,” said Cliff, who enjoys working with Penshoppe. “Fantastic. I love the people, the product, I feel like it’s a family and I love that.”

“The shoot turned out amazing. I was blown away by how Dara moves in front of the camera. She was effortless, really good. The clothes look amazing on her,” said Jeff Bascon, Penshoppe’s brand director. “Dara made it really easy for everyone. She’s really charming. Her sense of style is really strong. After working with her and seeing her in action, I’m definitely a bigger fan now.

Dara loved the clothes she wore so much that she sweetly asked if she can bring them with her to Korea.

Everyone at the shoot marveled at how down-to-earth the K-Pop superstar was.

Alice Liu, Golden ABC’s executive vice president for retail brands said, “She’s a very sweet girl who was very easy to work with and we look forward to working more with her and her wonderful team also.


After the shoot, as we sat down with Dara for an interview, we realized that despite leaving behind her showbiz career in the Philippines to conquer Korea eight years ago, she’s still the same Jollibee-loving, Tagalog-speaking Sandara Park that so many Filipinos adore.

The day before the shoot, she relaxed by going to Greenbelt. “Pumunta ako sa arcade, nag-basketball and meron din palang videoke doon so kumanta ako ng 2NE1 songs. Narinig daw sa labas, nakakahiya.” (I went to the arcade, I played basketball, and since there was a videoke machine there, I also sang 2NE1 songs. I was told that I could be heard even from the outside, it was so embarrassing.” 

Sandara says her Filipino fans are one reason she said yes to Penshoppe. “Hanggang ngayon hindi niyo pa rin ako nakakalimutan kaya nandito ako ngayon with Penshoppe.” (Until now, you guys have never forgotten me, so that’s why I’m here now with Penshoppe)

And the other reason? “Talagang sinusuot ko yung Penshoppe since high school days pa lang.” ( really wear Penshoppe, ever since my high school days)

Credits: Inquirer


Photos/News: Actress Park Sandara Looks Stunning in Behind-The-Scenes Shots

Beautiful Dara is beautiful.. Seriously.. Gorgeous actress vibe! ^^

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Sandara Park is not just 2NE1’s Dara, instead it was actress “Sandara Park” who was in the photoshoot for STAGE. Sandara Park has a cute and lively image as 2NE1’s Dara, but now she is showing another side of herself, this time actress Sandara Park makes an appearance. After successfully completing the web dramas “Dr. Ian” and “We Broke Up” recently, there is a lot of expectation about what else she would show as an actress in the future. 



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

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: YG-Life: “[Exclusive] DARA Acts for Korean Version of “Begin Again”… First Title Role in Korean Movie”

[Exclusive] DARA acts for Korean version of “Begin Again”… First title role in Korean movie


[헤럴드POP=홍동희 기자] 2NE1’s DARA plays the title role in a music film.

According to film insiders on the 24, DARA will act her first title role in a music film (title not decided yet) to be cranked in by the end of September. It is her first title role in a Korean movie.

The movie will be a Korean version of “Begin Again”. It is about a story of a girl who works at a convenience store part-time, who seeks out a mysterious melody she hears every night in her dream, and a producer of an Internet broadcasting program who tries to help her find out the music.

DARA acts the role of the girl who is captivated by the mysterious melody to go on a musical journey. Actor Han Jae-seok is known to have been cast as the producer who helps her.

Before her debut as 2NE1, DARA had built an acting career in the Philippines, appearing in a number of films and TV dramas. Plus, she recently acts with KANG SEUNG YOON in web-drama “We Broke Up” (directed by Kim Yong-Wan and written by Jeon Seon-Young) which is aired on NAVER TV CAST.

Notably, as Kim Soo-Jin who worked on the music of drama “White Tower”, “Let’s Eat”, and “Queen SeonDeok” will participated in the film as a music producer, it is drawing a big attention.

Plus, popular webtoonist Mitty (Hong Seung Pyo) takes part in writing the scenario. The film will be cranked in at the end of September, to be released in the first half of next year.

Credits: YG-Life

T/N: So basically, YGE posted the English version of the same article from HeraldPop I translated earlier.. XD However, there are a few more notes in an article from Busan Ilbo.

“Sandara Park has a casting offer to be the main female lead for the musical film,” a representative from YG entertainment said on the 24th, “However, the details of the contract have not yet been stipulated, we’re still negotiating.” – Busan Ilbo

YG representative: “We confirm that there is an offer for Sandara Park to play the female lead in a musical movie” –  The Fact 

YG representative: “It’s true that Sandara Park will act in a musical movie.”

Film official: “The exact date for filming has not yet been set, but it will start either in late September or early October. Sandara Park holds a crucial key to the character’s development.” – MBN

Still hoping for the best!!!! PLEASEEEEEEE WE NEED THIS IN OUR LIVES! XD


News: YG Life~ “Fans are Missing 2NE1 for Hot Summer Season of Girl Groups, YG’s Response ‘Yes'”

Fans are missing 2NE1 for hot summer season of girl groups, YG’s response “Yes”


[스타뉴스=길혜성 기자] This summer stages literally a battle field of Korean girl groups. The season is crowded with hottest girl groups’ come-back such as GIRL’S GENERATION, SISTAR, GIRL’S DAY, APINK, MAMAMOO, 9MUSES, AOA, MINX, STELLAR, SONAMOO, HELLOVENUS. WONDER GIRLS and GFRIEND will soon join the scene.

Each group, true to form, marks a great score on music charts and shows. It cannot possibly be more entertaining for fans.

However, one top girl group, much awaited, is missing: 2NE1 with CL, DARA, BOM and MINZY.

Since their debut hit single “Fire” in 2009, the group has left countless hit songs such as “I Don’t Care,” “I Am 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” by 2014. 2NE1, born as a hip hop group, covers a wide range of genre such as pop-dance, ballad, electronic, and rock with Teddy, their mentor and one of YG Entertainment’s main producers.

Being a girl group, they also perform songs easy on the ear of those over 30 as their songs are mostly melodic pops.

The group’s performance is also charismatic when they perform on the stage with “Fire” or “I Am The Best,” exuding charm of “strong and independent woman.” They set the tone of their own.

“CRUSH,” the album released last February, is also benefited from the band’s strength as it still maintains the record of ranking 61 on Billboard 200, U.S. main album chart, the highest feat ever for Korean male and female singers combined.

It has been 17 months that the group has not released any new song due to various reasons such as the members’ individual schedule. However, they are still very much missed by fans who recently made a SNS page dedicated to BOM to upload her recent photos.

Starnews asked YG Entertainment about the group’s comeback to which the company responded that they are positively considering presenting a new song by next year at latest.

2NE1, uniquely positioned with their distinctive color, would surely enrich the music scene this summer only if they joined it. This is why we are longing for their return.

Credits: YG-Life


News: KpopHerald ~ “Sandara Park, Kang Seung-Yoon to go Busking”~ “We Broke Up” Reached 7.5 Million Views

Sandara Park, Kang Seung-yoon to go busking

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Kang Seung-yoon and Sandara Park, the stars of CJ E&M Web drama “We Broke Up,” plan to go busking in the Hongdae area in Seoul, a trendy and youthful area filled with cafes and clubs.

Last month, they pledged to perform on the streets if their drama hit 5 million views. It had already reached 7.5 million views this week, according to the production crew Thursday.

The drama based on the animated Web series of the same name features the story of a college campus couple who have broken up, but are forced to live under the same roof.

Both have singing careers. Kang is a key member of K-pop boy group WINNER, while Park became known from K-pop girl group 2NE1.

“We broke up” has aired Monday, Wednesday and Friday at 7:00 p.m. on Naver TV Cast and is set to conclude this Friday.

Source: KPopHerald

News: YG Life~ “Kang Seung Yoon ♥ Dara in ‘We Broke Up’ Sweet Romance”

[Yesterday TV] KANG SEUNG YOON♥DARA in “We Broke Up, sweet romance


[OSEN=김보라 기자] Singer DARA and KANG SEUNG YOON are showing their talent in acting.

2NE1’s DARA and WINNER’s KANG SEUNG YOON are already recognized for their performance and singing abilities as singers, but they have expanded the horizon of their performance by trying acting. They are actually acting well, going beyond hard-work, to draw big attention.

The two are acting a romance in web-drama “We Broke Up” that was aired for the first time on the 29 last month on search engine NAVER. DARA acts as Noh Woori, a woman trying to get a job, and KANG acts as her ex-boyfriend Ji Won-young.

In episode 3 of “We Broke Up” aired on July 1, DARA and KANG’s acting of romance appealed to many viewers. In the episode, Woori could not forget Won-young even after breaking up with him, and her daily life was disturbed because of that.

Woori had been Won-young’s college senior, three years older than him, but became his girlfriend after falling in love with him at first sight. Won-young moved into a shared house after making money by selling his favorite guitar, to see Woori more and faster. However, the couple became enemies after breaking up.

The two fought every time they saw each other, and even wrote a written promise about how to share the house, making friends feel sorry. However, all those were Woori’s intentional acts to pretend that she gave Won-young up.

However, Woori was still in love with him. She got so worried about him when he does not come to the house for only a day. She pretended to be cool, but worried about whether she should call him or not. Woori’s unpredictable but cute character made viewers wear a smile on their lips. Plus, KANG SEUNG YOON’s acting of a young boyfriend was eye-catching, too.

They had been happy together. Won-young always cared about Woori, saying sweet words such as “You look pretty even when your skin is not good”, “I’ll call the police if I cannot contact you for more than 12 hours”, “I’m always here to help you when you have difficulties”, etc. After breaking with him, Woori felt something missing in her life. The two expressed a couple’s date and sad feelings after breaking-up, to appeal to viewers.

Then, a love triangle was hinted, as Yoon Nina, the director of Mars Music who is a beautiful and talented woman (acted by Kang Seung-hyun), got involved in Woori and Won-young’s relationship. Nina visited a convenience store where Won-young was working and the two’s cell phones were switched. Nina accidentally saw Won-young’s performance video in his cell phone, then she came to want to produce him as a singer and got interested in him as a man, too. Viewers of the drama are paying keen attention to how the relationship between the three will develop.

Meanwhile, “We Broke Up” is a music-romance web-drama that depicts the story of a couple who stays in the same house even after they broke up. It is aired on NAVER TV CAST on every Monday, Wednesday, and Friday at 7pm.

Credits: YG-LIFE

News: YG Family~ “DARA & KANG SEUNG YOON’s Date at a Park in Apgujeong was Spotted! ‘Rising Curiosity'”

DARA & KANG SEUNG YOON’s Date at a Park in Apgujeong was Spotted! ‘Rising Curiosity’


– Behind cuts of the couple’s sweet date unveiled!
– Music-romance web-drama “We Broke Up” aired for the first time today at 7pm

DARA and KANG SEUNG YOON unveiled photos of their date at a park, to draw big attention.

The photos are behind cuts taken at the shooting of music-romance web-drama “We Broke Up” (written by Jeon Seon-young, directed by Kim Ki-yoon, Kim Yong-wan) that will be broadcasted for the first time at 7pm today. They are showing DARA and KANG SEUNG YOON‘s date at a park, drawing big attention.

The couple made a sweet and lovely scenes, putting their arm around each one’s shoulder. DARA is older than KANG SEUNG YOON in the drama as well, and they took special care is each other during shootings, according to insiders.

DARA who acts the character of “Noh Woori” who is a talented woman trying to get a job and KANG SEUNG YOON who acts as “Ji Won-young” who works hard for his music and band by even doing overnight part-time jobs are expected to captivate viewers by showing natural acting as a couple and a good chemistry between their perfect visuals.

Meanwhile, Music-romance web-drama “We Broke Up” that tells a story about a couple who live together even after they broke up will be unveiled episode by episode on NAVER TVCAST, YG Entertainment, YG Kplus YouTube channel, and Insight TV YouTube channel ( on every Monday, Wednesday, and Friday at 7pm, beginning from special consecutive broadcasting of episode 1 and 2 today at 7pm. From July 3, it will be also aired on OnStyle channel on every Friday at 7pm.

Credits: YGFamily


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