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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

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“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.”

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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: Sandara Park to meet and greet fans at Travel & Tour Expo on Feb.15

Sandara Park to meet and greet fans at Travel & Tour Expo on Feb.15

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Sandara Park to meet and greet fans at Travel & Tour Expo on Feb.15

K-Pop superstar Sandara Park of 2NE1 and K-Pop Idol Group NOM invited by Korea Tourism Organization (KTO) will meet and greet their fans at Travel Tour Expo 2015 on February 15, 2015 at the SMX Convention Center in Pasay City.

Sandara Park will grace a talk show, Idol group NOM will sing their songs and they oblige fan signs during the event.

The Travel Tour Expo runs from February 13-15, 2015. It will showcase the ‘K-Beauty & Fun’ Pavilion, found on the second floor of the convention center and the ‘Spring Blossoms in Korea’ on the ground level organized by the KTO.

KTO will be giving away facial mask packs for those who sign up to the site http://www.visitmedicalkorea.com and cosmetic sets for those who book Korea travel packages.

The K-Beauty & Fun Pavilion will also complement the booths of Daegu Medical Tourism Promotional Institute, The Alliance of Korea Medical Tourism, Jane Tour & DMC, MEDIVENTURES, Saeron Pharm Medical Tour, JW Plastic Surgery Center, Bongbong Plastic Surgery & Dermatology and Forever Plastic Surgery & Skin Clinic. Participating facilities will provide information and free consultation on stem cell skin care, anti-aging treatments and plastic surgery.

In the meantime, the ‘Spring Blossoms in Korea’ Pavilion on the ground level will be participated in by Goyang City in Gyeonggido Province, Jeju Tourism Organization, Dalseong County in Daegu Metroplitan City, Korean Air and Asiana Airlines. They will hold raffle draws for those who book or purchase Korea tour packages at the Korea Tourism Pavilion.

KTO is also holding Korea Night at Fairmont Hotel, Makati City on February 16, 2015. Exclusive to medical professionals and other potential medical tourists, the event is a mix of free consultation and special performances by Sandara Park and a non-verbal performance “Wedding.”

According to KTO, 434,951 of Filipino tourists visited Korea in 2014. Over 2,750 of those visitors were medical tourists, a segment that has increased 71.2 percent every year. In 2015, the Korea Tourism Organization aims to attract at least 3,840 medical tourists from the Philippines.

For details and queries, you may contact KTO Manila Office at 02 880 0312~0313 or thru email ktomanila@gmail.com.

Credits: Asian Traveler Magazine

News/Official: YG Family ~ “2NE1’s DARA Debuts as Actress by Playing Title Role!!”

2NE1’s DARA Debuts as Actress by Playing Title Role!!

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Appearing as an eccentric office girl in web-drama “Dr. Mo Clinic” jointly created by Korea and China

2NE1’s DARA debuts as an actress by playing the title role in web-drama “Dr. Mo Clinic (written by Lee Aram, produced by Kwon Hyuk Chan) to be jointly created by Korea and China.

Dr. Mo Clinic” is a story about the broken heart and healing of a man and woman who had committed themselves to love but were dumped without even saying goodbye. In the drama, DARA acts as a eccentric office girl “Lee So Dam” who hides her face with a puppet mask and her long hair when something embarrassing happens.

DARA said, “Since it’s my first drama, I’ll learn and grow as an actress from now on. I thought this drama is a very good opportunity for me as I can meet fans around the world on-line through this new genre of web-drama.” She also expressed her resolution, saying, “The character is very interesting as she is so similar to me. Of course I feel somewhat nervous and burdened, but I will concentrate and work hard.”

DARA is well-known for her bubbly character and pretty look like a Barbie doll. That is why fans have high expectations for her acting of “Lee So Dam”.

“Dr. Mo Clinic” is a web-drama jointly created by Korea and China. It will be aired in Korea on NAVER TV Cast and in China on youku (the biggest video-streaming website in China) from mid March. The shooting will begin in early February. The drama is attracting all the more attention as it is directed by Kwon Hyuk Chan who was one of the directors of drama series “Secret Garden”, “A Gentleman’s Dignity”, “Master’s Sun”, etc.

Meanwhile, DARA successfully wrapped up performance for 2NE1‘s second full-length album and the second world tour which was the first-ever case for a girl group, last year.

Credits: YG Family Website

News+Netizen Comments: “Acting Challenge” Sandara Park to Officially Debut as an Actress, Main Lead in Web Drama “Dr. Mo Clinic” ~ “Similar 4D Character”

“Acting Challenge” Sandara Park to Officially Debut as an Actress, Main Lead in Web Drama “Dr. Mo Clinic” ~ “Similar 4D Character”

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Girl group 2NE1’s Sandara Park will play the leading role in the Korean-Chinese joint project web drama, “Dr. Mo Clinic” (screenplay and script by Lee Ah Ram, directed by Kwon Hyuk Chan).

On the 21st, YG Entertainment confirmed that she will be playing the role of a 4D office girl, Lee So-dam, and will start filming on February, making her acting debut in a lead role. Her character in the drama hides her face with her long hair and doll mask, and withdraws when faced with troubles and frustrations.

Through an agency representative, Sandara Park shared, “I’m taking this as my first challenge in acting, I want to learn and grow carefully, step by step steadily,” she also conveyed, “I think web dramas are a new genre that has an amazing merit because through it we can meet and share our work with overseas fans because of of the fact that it’s online,” leaving a great impression.

Futhermore, she added, “When the character came out and I realized that we had similarities, and I got really intrigued. I also became very nervous and pressured, but it drove me to want to work hard and to focus on doing my best.

Sandara Park is known for her innocent charm and lively personality, a person with unique and beautiful visuals and character. How much of Sandara Park will show in Lee So-dam‘s character is highly anticipated and already drawing attention.

Dr. Mo Clinic” will air in March in Korea’s Naver TVCAST and China’s Youku and will start filming in February. In particular, as famous producer Kwon Hyuk Chan, who co-produced ‘Secret Garden’, ‘A Gentleman’s Dignity’, and ‘Master’s Sun’ will direct the drama, raising the fans’ expectations.

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Translated by: BlackjackBelle@OhDara/ SlaveTranslator@WeLoveDara

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Netizen Comments:

[+42, -3] Heol!!!! Looking forward to seeing Sandara Park act, excited~
[+39, -4] The height difference will be totally cute!!!
[+36, -3] Dara-unnie fighting! Hit the jackpot..
[+27, -2] Misread the title, “Dr. Mo Clinic” as “hair loss clinic,” and I thought it was totally funny but the synopsis is different
[+28, -3] I haven’t seen Sandara Park act before, will watch this
[+19, -2] Finally, our cute Sandara Park will be acting in a drama…. I hope to look forward to fun things like this in the future~! Stay healthy~ ^^ Take good care of yourself~^^
[+17, -2] Oh~~~ Sandara Park is finally becoming an acting-dol!! Having great expectations for this and the chemistry the leads will have
[+15, -2] Wahhhh!!! Sandara Park drama!!! Aja, Dara-unnie!!!
[+9, 0] Our Dara-unnie is acting, finally, finally, tears of joy ㅠㅜㅜㅜㅜㅜ To act as the lead, which unnie wished for so much ㅠㅜㅠㅜㅜ Do well unnie
[+9, 0] Our Young-kwang, let’s work hard!!!♥♥♥♥♥
[+4, 0] You’re finally going to act, so excited for this.. Congratulations, looking forward to it

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[+950, -77] The male lead is Kwon Young-kwang… the height difference will be so cute ㅋㅋㅋ
[+707, -88] So pretty ㅋㅋ Sandara Park, fighting!!!
[+598, -79] Sandara is so pretty!!!!!!!♡
[+560, -74] Sandara unnie is really very pretty
[+524, -70] I really love Sandara Park ㅠㅠ My ideal type~
[+143, -12] To be honest, Sandara Park didn’t have the chance to expose her pretty face, she should do it more
[+144, -17] Why are you getting into acting just now… You have the face that should have starteed acting long before..;;
[+129, -15] You should totally do this…. You’re just throwing your pretty face away if you just sing and dance a few lines in a song
[+136, -14] It would be such a waste if Sandara wasn’t allowed to shine ㅣㄴ
[+93, -10] Her face and voice are both pretty.
[+93, -7] So this wouldn’t be shown on TV, just on the internet? But whatever, it’s all good still
[+78, -5] You really don’t age unnie…
[+74, -5] There’s nothing to be embarassed about with her beauty even in such a close-up shot…
[+71, -5] It will be great to finally see you act~~!!
[+70, -7] I think she’ll fit in well with the role of 4D office girlㅋㅋ
[+69, -14] Sandara Park sings well too;; All of the 2NE1 members have unique voices, and Sandara Park’s voice quality is nice as well;;
[+64, -8] 4D ㅋㅋ I think this will match her well~~ Show us your good side!!!
[+63, -5] She’s wanted to act for so long, and here it is finally!!!!! Congratulations~~
[+57, -6] Looking forward to its success~~~~
[+43, -7] So excited ㅎㅎ Sandara, you’re so pretty
[+36, -1] Not exposing Sandara’s beauty is regrettable, so please do more activities
[+36, -6] Even though it’s for a small drama, at least it’s a start, she’s so pretty ㅠㅠ
[+35, 0] Is this your first acting project? Won’t you do a historical drama next?
[+34, 0] Even while watching her in music videos, you can feel the emotions from Sandara Park, so I’m sure her acting will be good ㅋㅋㅋ So pretty in pictures too
[+29, 0] I hope that you will also find success in acting, Sandara
[+28, -1] Isn’t this your first acting project since the Philippines, do well, fighting~^♡
[+25, 0] Dara-noona, I miss you, please come out soon~~
[+23, -4] Sandara is very pretty ♥♥♥♥♥ So excited!!!!
[+22, -2] Sandara is too beautiful ㅜㅜㅜ

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T/N: OMG Dara in doll clothes and long hair! /spazzing and dying.. And isn’t it sweet how Dara always has the fans in mind and thinks this is an opportunity for her to meet and share her work with overseas fans.. <3

‘DARAMA’ News: “Kim Young-kwang·Sandara Park, Confirm Casting in Korean-Chinese Web Drama ‘Dr. Mo Clinic'” ~ Filming Starts on February, to be Released Mid-March

“Kim Young-kwang·Sandara Park, Confirm Casting in Korean-Chinese Web Drama ‘Dr. Mo Clinic'”

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Actor Kim Young-kwang and girl group 2NE1 member Sandara Park are cast as the main characters of a new Korean-Chinese joint venture web drama.

On the 21st, Kim Young-kwang‘s agency representative revealed, “Kim Young-kwang has been cast in a Korean-Chinese joint project web drama called ‘Dr. Mo Clinic’ (screenwriter Lee Ah Ram, director Kwon Hyuk Chan) where he will be playing the lead make role; filming is set to start at the beginning of February.”

Girl group 2NE1’s Sandara Park was cast as the main female lead to star opposite Kim Young Kwang. This will be her first time to act in a lead role in a drama. Sandara Park will be playing the role of a woman who will form a relationship with Kim Young Kwang, as she goes on her own journey in counseling and therapy.

Dr. Mo Clinic” is a story about love and commitment and how to heal, tracking the journey of men and women who seek out Kim Young Kwang, who plays the role of a psychiatrist/therapist that specializes in hypnosis treatment.

The drama will show how the memories of pain and love essentially shapes the reality and personality of a person and how they can be used in counseling. It will also show how the therapist would meet a woman, by chance, who came for counseling, and how it would help in healing his own wounds as well.

On the other hand, “Dr. Mo Clinic” will come out in mid-March through simultaneous broadcast in Korea’s Naver TVCast and China’s Youku. Also,with “Secret Garden,” Master’s Sun,” and “A Gentleman’s Dignity” director Kwogn Hyuk Chan, directing this production, expectations are soaring. Kim Young-kwang, meanwhile, was hot topic after his outstanding performance for his role in the recently finished SBS Wednesday-Thursday drama, “Pinocchio,” where he showed off his growth as an actor.

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Translated by: BlackjackBelle@OhDara/ SlaveTranslator@WeLoveDara

News: Billboard ~ “2NE1’s ‘Crush’ Is First K-Pop Entry on Year-End World Albums Chart”

2NE1’s ‘Crush’ Is First K-Pop Entry on Year-End World Albums Chart

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The girl group ends a year of accolades by breaking one more record.

After breaking multiple chart records earlier this year, 2NE1 cap off 2014 with one more boundary-pushing victory.

The girl group’s Crush album ranks at No. 11 on Billboard’s year-end World Albums chart. It’s the first time a K-pop act has notched an entry on the annual ranking that was first introduced in 1995.

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Released in February, Crush became K-pop’s highest-charting album while also earning the best first-week sales for a release. The set hit No. 61 on the Billboard 200 — 2NE1‘s first entry on the chart.

In addition to being named Billboard’s No. 1 K-pop album of 2014, Crush also made it onto Rolling Stone’s 20 Best Pop Albums of 2014 and Fuse’s 40 Best Albums of 2014 lists.

In 2014, 2NE1 has found a remarkable amount of Stateside recognition. This included their Korean single “I Am the Best” garnering U.S. radio play (“I Am the Best” was previously released on a 2011 EP), topping Billboard’s World Digital Songs chart, a sync in a Microsoft commercial, a feature in NYLON magazine, appearances on The Bachelor and America’s Next Top Model, plus ranking as one of two acts representing K-pop’s best showing yet on the year-end World Albums Artists chart.

As 2NE1‘s international brand seems stronger than ever, leader CL is confirmed to be working on a full-fledged U.S. debut overseen by Scooter Braun.

2NE1 performed the album’s title track and lead single “Come Back Home” on the year-end award show SBS Gayo Daejun without member Bom.

Credits: Billboard

Photos: 141221 HQ Press Photos of Stunning Dara and Fierce CLDaraMinzy at SBS Gayo Daejoon 2014

Dara giving justice to Bom’s outfit and then some.. Missing her Park sister and celebrating her presence even though she couldn’t be there physically.. T_T She never smiled once during the perf, and she’s usually Little Miss Sunshine, so that’s saying something.. 

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Our girls looking badass and fierce, but I really did miss Bom, looking at them perform.. Dara wearing Bom’s top, Minzy wearing Bom’s shorts.. <3 And CL just being her fierce self, giving a shout-out, “This is for all the Blackjacks out there,” like sorry haters, but 2NE1 is performing for their fans who have been waiting for them and supporting them each step of the way, and not for you guys.. 

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Source: News Portals via Naver

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News: Tencent and YG Entertainment Strike Deal for Exclusive Digital Distribution of Psy, Big Bang, 2NE1 and More K-Pop Stars

Tencent and YG Entertainment Strike Deal for Exclusive Digital Distribution of Psy, Big Bang, 2NE1 and More K-Pop Stars

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Korea and Japan aren’t the only countries in Asia with pop music markets, you know. The problem for China is that demand for its own homegrown Mandopop and Cantopop (Mandarin and Cantonese-language pop music, respectively) is not nearly as high at home as that for its more popular Korean neighbors and the music it produces. Chinese web giant Tencent stands to make a huge profit by entering a deal with Korean music label YG Entertainment—home to stars such as Psy, Big Bang and 2NE1—for sole distribution of some of Korea’s biggest acts online to the world’s largest population (from The Hollywood Reporter).

YG Entertainment has a talented portfolio of artists and this strategic partnership will instantly offer Korean fans in China a stream of high-quality music, songs and MVs [music videos],” said Tencent vice president Dowson Tong in a statement. “We look forward to launching exclusive YG content across our extensive services and raising our users’ experience to whole new levels.”

It’s a move similar to the deals that make Vevo the major provider of official music videos to services such as YouTube. The difference for YG is that China takes a much more hands-on approach to moderating content on video services such as YouTube, which helps prevent illegal versions of songs —which don’t result in royalty payments to performers—from being posted (but then again outright piracy in China is out of control).

Other hot products in China are Korean soap operas and fashions stemming from K-Pop. Tencent can’t do much about the clothes but be on the lookout for deals with Korean television producers with regards to streaming rights.

Credits: Music Times

News/Article: 2NE1′s Sandara Park and YG Actors Gather to Participate in Good Cause

2NE1′s Sandara Park and YG Actors Gather to Participate in Good Cause

Despite each star′s busy schedules, six of YG Entertainment′s artists gathered together for a charity campaign photoshoot with Elle.

With the purpose of helping those who are struggling to get by, 2NE1′s Sandara Park, Jung Hye Young, Cha Seung Won, Lee Sung Kyung, Lee Yong Woo and Kal So Won arrived on the set of the photoshoot.

Each artist was interviewed, sharing their individual thoughts on giving, what makes them happy, and more.

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Set to join a special talk concert in December with Jung Joon Ha, Yiruma, Kim Johan, and Yang Ik Joon, Cha Seung Won shared, “It′s a concert to raise money for people struggling in Tanzania. As it had a good aim, I gladly joined. There′s no reason why it would be hard. It′s amazing that we′re easily able to help those who struggle with basic necessities.”

Sandara Park shared her thoughts on giving, saying, “It′s not something big and something that doesn′t need to be big. I realized that sharing even just a little is easier to carry out. For me, I usually have a lot of stage costumes, so I participate in a lot of charity bazaars. Maybe it′s because I raise cats, but whenever I see stray cats and other animals that are injured on the street, I take them to the hospital for treatment. I also donate tickets to people who want to come to concerts but can′t come due to their situations. It′s not much, but I think these are little things I can do.”

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Known for her family′s continous good deeds, Jung Hye Young talked about how she and her husband started donating. “On the first morning after getting married, my husband said to me, ′We started our happy married life with a happy wedding. What do you think about not holding onto that happiness for ourselves. and instead open up our hands and share with our neighbors and receive bigger happiness? Let′s start collecting 10,000 won a day for our neighbors.′ And that′s how we started saving 10,000 won a day and donating 3,650,000 won every year to ′Baffor′ and volunteering. I felt that we shared a small thing, but received much more happiness in return.”

Saying that in order to understand others, she must understand herself, Lee Sung Kyung shared that she′s planning to sell pouches, bags, and T-shirts with images that she created. “I want to donate the profits made from it. I′m looking to ask people around me for artistic help, which will, of course, be a donation of talent.”

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On what made him want to get involved in charity, Lee Yong Woo stated, “At the beginning of the year, I was really sick that I couldn′t even move. I couldn′t exercise and I gained a lot of weight because I was just lying in bed. When the Sewol tragedy happened, I had a lot of thoughts. I realized what a huge blessing it was to be abe to move as I wanted. I started pondering about what kind of things I could do, especially for students. I want to give much help to people in the way I can do best.”

Being only eight years old, Kal So Won shared that when she becomes an adult, she′ll be able to do more good thigs than now. “When that time comes, I want to help grandmothers and grandfathers more than now.”

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The full interview and pictorial will be included in the December issue of Elle.

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Article by: Mwave

Photos by: Elle Korea

Photo: Elle Magazine Korea Releases an Enchanting B-Cut Picture of Glowing, Happy, Smiling Dara for “Share Happiness” Photoshoot

Hey hello there gorgeous B-cut picture! <3 I love Dara’s beautiful, enchanting, glowing smile here! <3 IDK why, but this picture is giving me “Christmas”-y feels.. <3 

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Source: As Tagged via Naver

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