Sandara Park, “My Presence in 2NE1 was Like Kkakdugi… I was Daunted”
Sandara Park revealed her honest thoughts about 2NE1’s disbandment.
On the 18th, JTBC’s “Talking Street (As I Say)“ filmed an episode with guests Sandara Park, Seo Janghoon, and journalist Im Gyeong Seon.
Sandara Park, who had a talking busking in Hongdae said, “I’ll tell my honest thoughts today, after 2NE1’s disbandment,” she said, opening her busking with those words.
In 2009, the year of their debut, Sandara Park performed on “Yoo Hee Yeol’s Sketchbook” and told of her experience, “At that time, Yoo Hee Yeol sunbae-nim said, ‘CL-ssi is in-charge of rap, Park Bom-ssi is in-charge of power vocals, Minzy-ssi is in-charge of dancing, and is Sandara-ssi in charge of image?‘” she revealed.
She continued, “I felt like something I wanted to hide was revealed, when we got back to the dorm, I hid and cried.” After hearing this, MC Yoo Hee Yeol was flustered.
Sandara Park, who showed the most unique personality among strong members, revealed her heartache, “At that time, I thought that my existence in 2NE1 was like kkagdugi,” she said, revealing her honest thoughts as she was moved to tears. (T/N: kkagdugi is literally Cubed Radish Kimchi, but it can also be slang for someone extra or a supplementary)
Sandara Park continued, “I lost my confidence little by little and I felt daunted and intimidated. At that time, I thought that my existence wasn’t necessary in the team. But every time I felt that, the members always set out to encourage me and I was able to calm my heart after,” she said, expressing her gratitude to the members.
On that day, Sandara Park who participated in talk busking was asked by one citizen, “Until now, you’ve been called 2NE1’s Sandara Park, what would Sandara Park like to be called in the future?” was the question. Sandara Park answered, “I would still want to be introduced as 2NE1’s Sandara Park,” showing her deep love for 2NE1.
On the other hand, Sandara Park will also talk about 2NE1‘s disbandment as one of the “talk buskers” in the episode. It willbe broadcasted on the 25th, at 9:30PM on JTBC’s “Talking Street (As I Say).”
“Real Couple Chemistry” Sandara Park x Jang Kiyong, Sweet Couple Photo
Sandara Park will feature in a Valentine’s Day photoshoot along with three male models, Byeon Woo Seok, Jang Kiyong, and Joo Woo Jae.
Just recently, Sandara Park completed a pictorial for the February issue of fashion magazine, “CeCi.”
For this Valentine’s Day pictorial, showing “moments of love between a man and a woman,” an anthology photoshoot format was created involving three men and a woman. Sandara Park, who has showcased her fashionable and youthful appearance in the past, will show a different kind of charm through her feminine appeal; she also showed off a powerful kind of chemistry with three male models Byeon Woo Seok, Jang Kiyong, Jand Joo Woo Jae, featuring various couple shoots and concepts.
Sandara Park along with model and actor Jang Kiyong, will show loving scenes of a man and woman who sweetly fall in love for the first time, meanwhile model-tainer (model-entertainer) Joo Woo Jae will showcase the sad lover who is hurting during a break-up. Lastly, model and actor Byeon Woo Seok will feature a heart that finds love again.
The photoshoot will display their perfect chemistry and acting that will make them seem like real-life couples.
Being allowed a day out of a busy life is a gift. From the Milano Naviglio canals that overflow with sentiment, a special time spent with Sandara Park.
Matching with the vibrant colors of the graffiti at a distance, Sandara Park’s color point look.
Leather jacket from Blackmeans that costs 2,000,000 won. Velvet dress from Rocket Launch that costs 288,000 won. Leather velcro sneakers from Skono that costs 89,000 won. And socks from stylist collection.
Patchwork mini-dress and cross bag completes this cheerful styling.
Minidress from Acne Studios that costs 150 million won. Shoulder bag from ORYANY that costs 239,000 won. Ankle boots from Reike Nen that costs 50 million won. And stockings from stylist collection.
Avoiding summer’s hot sunlight with a pair of clever sunglasses.
Striped Top that costs for 160 million won. Skirt for 2 million won. Fendi Fur muffler for 280 million won. Sunglasses from Fendi by Safilo that costs 605,000 won
Walking down the street to go sightseeing through the different, charming art shops.
Trench coat for 238,000 won. Denim shirt for 138,000 won. Skirt for 98,000 won. All from BROKENMANSION.
[Entertainment Special] YG STAGE Sandara Park X Kang Seungyoon Classical Pictorial, Rising Chemistry
YG revealed the fourth content from their channel YG STAGE (www.ygstage.com), their subsidiary for actors and actresses, sharing new planned contents and news.
YG and LVMH Group had revealed their partnership in the pats. Much curiosity was raised when teasers were uploaded recently as to who were the actors that took part of the project, making the public have high expectations. Finally, questions were answered. YG representatives of siblings chemistry, Sandara Park and Kang Seungyoon, have met up again for this project, showing a new look.
This was YG STAGE’s first collaboration project with LVMH project, the photoshoot showed the charming visuals of Sandara Park and Kang Seungyoon in a couple shoot. They revealed the dream-like atmosphere and stunning visuals that will surely delight the viewers.
With the title, PYGMALION, the photoshoot started happily, showing a beautiful and sophisticated atmosphere, with the two actors harmonizing with each other and with luxurious background showing off lush nature and various classical statues.
Wearing clothes form the 16FW collection with striking graphic patterns, Kang Seungyoon steps up to the camera first. The shoot starts with him releasing tension with a cute expression on his face, making the people on the set laugh.
Kang Seungyoon who takes several poses in front of statues, makes every shot come alive with his bold pose and expression.
Kang Seungyoon’s force in the pictorial is the same one he shows when he’s on stage, showing an atmosphere of a man exploding with charms, his stylishness harmonizes with the colorful patterns of his clothing and his chic expressions.
After Kang Seungyoon’s solo shots have finished, it’s time for Sandara Park to take her solo pictures. Before coming before the camera, Sandara Park seems to have formed a concept while waiting. Facing the camera, everyone seems to wait with bated breaths as her presence commands that everyone watch. Sandara Park shows an amazing amount of concentration.
Showing a beautiful and powerful charisma during the shoot, Sandara Park takes a cute selca when a break in the shooting was cute, showing an adorable expression to the fans. Although it was a filming was difficult, because of Sandara Park’s happy demeanor and friendly expression, the atmosphere was harmonious and fun.
Sandara Park who showed her charming eyes to the camera, also revealed a different image and charm that makes the heart of those watching flutter. While being photographed in front of a pond, she gave off a pure and elegant charm that brought out the protective instinct of everyone.
Finally, the couple shots that everyone was waiting for! They have acted together in the past and knew each other well, so they gave off a friendly atmosphere and were in-synch with each other. And because they were at ease and were eager and tireless in trying out various concepts, the photographer was able to do his job happily and the photoshoot went on smoothly.
Oh Jin Hyuk, who was in charge of the project’s production, wanted the two to naturally express the love between two people who are separated by disatance. They showed off an emotional chemistry of separated lovers. Because of the two actors captivating charm and attention to detail, beautiful results were able to come out, as the photographer alternately worked with a film camera and a digital camera.
Like mythological heroes who were not able to fulfill their love, but were able to express their affections and sentiments, the on-site staff who quietly held their breath as they all watched this unfold to the final cut. Will they be able to fulfill their love as expected?
Even if they are not told, but these two actors who are in synch as they look at the same direction, have the same expression, and even the same gestures! Because of their perfect synchonization and harmony, the photoshoot left a good impression. As they put on different clothes, the two actors completed a couple look that was lovely to look at. The general manager of the brand visited Asia and was impressed with the filming results, saying it exceeded expectations.
When the two actors realized that it was the final cut already, they laughed vibrantly, showing their light rapport. Because of the bright atmosphere of the two actors, the filming finished with a happy atmosphere.
With this joint project of two companies that both have a strong unique sense and high capabilities, the expectations of their collaboration are high. With the excellent creativity from YG and the clothing brand, along with the two actors who showed their charms well, the outcome of the filming went over and beyond the expectations.
Meet the New K-Pop Star Making Waves on the Front Row
Let’s get one thing straight: CLis not the only fashionable member of 2NE1. As bombastic as the K-pop star’s style is, her bandmates give her a run for her money when it comes to putting together cool, attention-grabbing looks, and the fashion world is starting to take notice. Case in point? This morning, Sandara “Dara” Park, the group’s resident multitasker, joined the front row at Fendi alongside such stars as Serena Williams and Ellie Goulding. As singer, model, host, actress, and Instagram sensation, Park is one of the most prominent celebrities in Korea. She has been able to make an impact on-screen and online with both her style and genre-defying career.
First appearing on the scene back in 2004 as a contestant on the popular reality competition show Star Circle Quest, Park’s talents earned her a fan base so big that producers gave her acting roles in movies and television—ones that were naturally hits. Park released hit singles in the Philippines years prior to 2NE1’s debut, thereby reversing the traditional girl-band narrative by becoming a household name before she joined a group. While Park’s distinctive pop vocals are a key component to her success, what truly has pushed her to the top is her personality. CL might have that baddest female title on lock, but Park’s effortless cool, willingness to be funny—her hilarious social updates are almost as famous as she is—and dedication to her fans has allowed her to seem like the pop idol next door.
Her vibe may be chill, but Park takes her fashion very seriously. It isn’t enough to just be cute; she consistently pulls together outfits that mix the best in insider labels. She has a soft spot for the streetwise aesthetic that has dominated the shows lately, but only its sweetest incarnations. She’s got the prerequisiteVetements hoodies, Off-White sweatshirts, and Saint Laurent bomber jackets, but they’re in pastel tones—plus she wears them with neon pink Timberlands. Difficult to find gems like 99%IS’s 10 Corso Como Seoul exclusive coat or Gosha Rubchinskiy’s sold-out beanies get mixed in with limited-edition Supreme or the latest heavyweight chain from Ambush. Even when she dolls up in a Thom Browne miniskirt or a lacy dress from Versus Versace, she’s one step ahead of the curve. On Instagram, where she frequently posts outfit updates for her millions of followers, she’s known for taking her share of risks. She thrilled her fans recently with the new strawberry blonde hairstyle she donned in Milan, where she stepped out for a touristy trip to the Duomo. With her prim appearance at Fendi in a striped dress from the Fall collection and matching Dotcom bag, it’s clear she has stepped into high fashion’s big leagues, and her presence is more than welcome. With even more hair colors, skate merch, and designer goods to try on and test out, it’s only a matter of time before Park is setting trends on the runway.
Sandara Park, Reveals the Philippine Course (Route) that Satisfied Even GD
Sandara Park along with model Kang Seung-hyun travelled together to the Philippines; their adventures will be revealed through broadcast.
Sandara Park, who introduced the Philippines as her second home, lived in the country for more than ten years. She said, “I want to break the negative perceptions that Koreans have of the Philippines,” showing her determined resolution.
When any member of YG Family visits the Philippines, Sandara Park recommends places to go to and even food to eat. Sandara Park revealed that they all expressed their satisfaction over the places in the Philippines that she recommended. In fact, G-Dragon who went to a restaurant that Sandara Park recommended told her, “I want to accompany my parents and bring them here,” giving a great review.
On the other hand, expectations for “Dara Tour” are rising as it was said that “‘Dara Tour’ showed one of the best travel diaries in the history of ‘Battle Trip.'” Sandara Park and Kang Seung-hyun’s trip in “Dara Tour” can be seen on KBS2 TV “Battle Trip” episode on September 10th, at 10:40PM.
Sandara Park, Philippines Popularity Proven to be Yoo Jae Suk Level, “Even Stars Gathered”
2NE1’s Sandara Park proves that she is on the class of Yoo Jae Suk when it comes to popularity in the Philippines.
Just recently, Sandara Park chose to go to her second home, the Philippines, to shoot for an episode of KBS2TV “Batte Trip” revealing a fiercer trip competition than ever.
In particular, Sandara Park introduced different places in the country, based on her experience of living in the Philippines for 10 years, attracting attention.
Sandara Park made the trip to the Philippines recently with her close friend, model KangSeung-hyun. Sandara Park, who showed her readiness and particular determination, changed her clothes 12 times to show her airport fashion from Korea, heightening the expectations from viewers.
In addition, the Filipinos who encountered Sandara Park, shouted “Sandara~” a lot showing their happiness at seeing her; model Kang Seung-hyun who went on the trip with her said, “Everyone in the Philippines greeted us with ‘Sandara’ they knew her,” she said, expressing her surprise at Sandara Park’s popularity in the country. In fact, it’s rumored that Sandara Park got a discount in a very busy store that she visited and actually lined up in.
And that’s not all. When news spread that Sandara Park was in the Philippines, some of Philippines’ top stars gathered together in an event.
The MC who was presenting asked, “Is Sandara Park’s popularity the same level as gag man (‘Battle Trip’ MC) Lee Hwi Jae?” to which Sandara Park answered, “Same level as Yoo Jae Suk,” causing laughter during the recording.
This “Battle Trip” episode will be broadcasted on September 10, at 10:40 PM.
The 2NE1 member Sandara Park dazzles both on screen and off – watch as she works the camera in this behind-the-scenes video.
You’ve seen Dara hanging out with her feline friends, now we take you behind the scenes of L’Officiel Singapore’s exclusive photoshoot with the Korean superstar, who was every bit the charmer with her contagious smile and charismatic demeanour.
Follow L’Officiel Singapore on Instagram and visit L’Officiel.com for more snippets of Dara’s shoot and keep a look out for her full spread in August’s print issue.
EXCLUSIVE: Sandara Park reveals having many suitors
Asian superstarSandara Park did not bat an eyelash when asked about her love life.
In an exclusive interview with Push.com.ph after her press conference for local clothing brand Penshoppe, Sandara admitted that she does have a number of suitors.
“Pero hindi pa ako sumagot kasi siguro feeling ko gusto ko munang mag-work and concentrate muna,” she explained. (“I haven’t answered/entertained them because I feel like I want to focus on work and concentrate first.”)
It seems though that the Pambansang Krung Krung is not closing her doors on love.
“I can’t promise na hindi ako magkaka-love life kasi if one day nandiyan ‘yung prince charming ko, hindi ko alam kung ano ang gagawin ko,” she said. “Baka sabihin ko sa Instagram ‘Uy may boyfriend ako!’ Hindi ko rin alam.”(“I can’t promise that I won’t have a love life in the future, because what if one day my Price Charming appears; I don’t know what I’ll do. Maybe I’ll post on Instagram and say, ‘Hey, I have a boyfriend already!’ I don’t know.”)
Last year, Sandara was rumored to be dating My Love From The Star actor Kim Soo-hyun after they were reportedly spotted having dinner together.
While she remains to be single, Sandara is very close to a number of boys under her management label YG Entertainment. Just last year, Sandara’s closeness with them made headlines after she posted photos of her with boy group iKON and rap trio Epik High.
“Nakakatuwa kasi ako ‘yung Ate pero feeling nila sila ang Kuya,” shared the 31-year-old star. (“It’s really funny because I’m their noona, but they feel that they’re my oppas.” <pertaining to iKON>)
She continued, “So parang nakakatawa ‘yung mga relationship ko with the boys. Ngayon nakakalungkot kasi sobrang busy sila. Meron silang tour all over the world so parang hindi kami nagkikita.” (“So my relationship with the boys is really delightful. But it’s saddening because they’re super busy nowadays. They have a world tour, so we can’t see each other.”)
However, Sandara admitted that they do get in touch even if they are miles apart.
“Yes naman. Kapag may birthday, happy birthday ganyan,” she said. (“Yes, of course. If it’s someone’s birthday, we greet each other ‘happy birthday’ stuff like that.”)
After her official events with the clothing brand, Sandara spent some down time in Tagaytay and a theme park in Laguna.
Re-uploaded and translated by: OhDara
It’s inevitable. When you’re interviewing Sandara Park, you will end up switching to Tagalog. It shouldn’t be a surprise, really, because long before she became 2NE1’s Dara, she was the Philippines’ “Pambansang Krung Krung,” who first stole hearts with her tearful Star Circle Quest audition.
Penshoppe flew Sandara to Manila last week for a series of events.
“Even while still at the airport, I already felt like ‘I’m home!’ When I got off the plane, a lot of people were already calling out to me, ‘It’s Sandara, it’s Sandara.” Wow, I’m back.” she told members of the media at her press conference.
Penshoppe signed Sandara as one of their ambassadors last year, adding her to their lineup of supermodels and Asian superstars. “Who wouldn’t say yes to Penshoppe? I love their clothes and I love Penshoppe even more because they’re (the management and staff) really funny, they’re really cool. They’re very easy to work with.”
Sandara, who has been wearing Penshoppe since her high school days in the Philippines, added, “I’m really happy that I became a part of Team Penshoppe. It’s like a dream come trye. I feel like Penshoppe and I really match each other.”
SANDARA at Penshoppe’s DenimLab fashion show in Trinoma
“Dara’s fun and quirky personality and take on fashion represents very well what Penshoppe stands for,” said Jeff Bascon, Penshoppe’s brand director.
It’s remarkable how real, grounded and endearingly unassuming Sandara has remained despite her fame.
“This is Sandara,” she introduced herself, first at the press conference at Edsa Shangri-La Hotel and then later that day at Penshoppe’s DenimLab fashion show at Trinoma’s Activity Center, as if they didn’t know who she was, like she wasn’t the reason people had flocked to the hotel and the mall in droves, like she wasn’t the cause of their fervent screaming.
AT THE Meet and Greet at SM North Edsa’s Sky Dome
The next day, at her Meet and Greet event at SM North Edsa’s Sky Dome, she expressed concern for her fans. “Do not push so no one gets hurt… I saw your pictures when you were at the queue outside where it was very hot, so I’m worried about you guys.”
She had talked about her Filipino fans at the press conference too. “My fans are very passionate and kind, cute. Especially the fans here in the Philippines, they’re really something else. Since 2004 when I was still at SCQ, and until now, they’re still here. So every time I see them, I get so touched and thankful. We have a really unique friendship.”
GREETING one of her fans
When her fans sang to her at the Meet and Greet, she said, “You guys are the best!”
She was grateful for the chance to see them, she said. “There are so many people! There’s only a few chances that we see each other, so I’m very grateful.”
She showed her gratitude in many ways. First, by accommodating 50 more fans for the meet and greet than the originally planned 100, gamely posing with them and greeting each one with hugs and her trademark warmth. And then by making the effort to get out of the car to say hi to the fans who weren’t lucky enough to get inside the venue and who had waited for her for hours outside.
When the meet and greet was over, she didn’t want to go. “I don’t want to go just yet, what to do?” she asked host Robi Domingo. Then she turned to her fans, “I really, really love you all.”
The feeling is mutual. Seventeen-year-old Angela Breze said, “My love for Sandara is really great because of her Filipino heart. Everywhere she goes, she brings us with her and it’s the same thing with us, she’s always in our hearts.”
Chris Althea Macaisa, 15, was still holding a placard as she gushed about Sandara after the meet and greet. “I really, really like her cuteness and her being so kind all the time, and it’s also like she doesn’t get older. “
Sandara may have left the country but she is looking forward to coming back for her future projects with Penshoppe. “More pictorials, also I hope for meet and greets in other cities like Cebu, hopefully, I wish.”
FIVE MINUTES WITH SANDARA
INQUIRER: How does it feel to be back in the Philippines? DARA: It feels so good. This event was the only thing I waited for in Korea. I was looking at the calendar thinking ‘one more day, one more day.’
INQUIRER: You’ve worked with Penshoppe for a while now, what do you like about the brand? DARA: First of all, I like the clothes and the people at Penshoppe are very easy to work with and hardworking. Every time we have a photo shoot, the concepts are really good so I enjoy it a lot.
INQUIRER: Do you have other favorites from the new Penshoppe collection? DARA: Earlier I got the wide-leg and pants and cropped paints… Their jeans have a lot of various styles. I wear them with T-shirts, simple T-shirts with sneakers.
INQUIRER: Are you excited about the meet and greet tomorrow? DARA: Of course! I’m excited but so nervous at the same time. I texted the manager of Mario Maurer earlier and asked, ‘What do you usually do during meet and greet?’ and the manager told me, ‘We play and take pictures,’ so wow, I’m really, really excited.
INQUIRER: Do you know some of the fans who will be going tomorrow? DARA: I know them, I know their faces, I saw them earlier during the press con. I’m expecting them (to come) tomorrow, and the new (fans) as well.
INQUIRER: Your Filipino fans are incredibly loyal, what would you like to tell them? DARA: “That’s just it, they’re really very loyal. Sometimes I really want to cry when I think, ‘what do I even give them that they’re still there (for me) until now?’ I don’t even have a lot of projects in Korea and our group is kinda mysterious, so we don’t have a lot of TV shows, but they’re still there. I can’t say much more than ‘thank you’ and that I love them.”
INQUIRER: How long are you staying on this trip? DARA: Only for four or five days. Because I have a TV show in Korea called “Sugar Man,” and the taping/recording is every Wednesday.
INQUIRER: What other projects should your fans watch out for? DARA: My upcoming movie. I would also like to try different things like Koreanovela (K-Dramas).
INQUIRER: Tell us about the movie. DARA: The movie is about the music. We’re done filming, we’re editing it now. Very interesting, it’s about music. For my role, I have a disease where I can’t hear music. When there’s music around, I see it all as colors, so it’s like ‘stop it, stop it.’
INQUIRER: I know you always meet up with old friends, what else are you doing on this trip? DARA: I’m planning to meet some of my friends, but aigoo, I hope that the others don’t get upset with me, because I have a lot of friends but I don’t have the time to meet all of them. But I’ll come back. I realized that Korea is really near the Philippines anyway, just three hours and twenty minutes. I can come back any time I want.
INQUIRER: We know you love Filipino food, what was the first thing you ate when you landed? DARA: Yesterday? First, someone gave me Jollibee’s peach mango pie. So I ate it at once. Then after, we went to Luneta Park and I ate sinigang and sisig.
INQUIRER: What else do you want to eat on this trip? DARA: There’s a lot. But I’m sure I’m going to eat sisig and sinigang again.
Translated and re-uploaded by: OhDara
T/N: We translated the Tagalog bits because we know that OhDara has a lot of non-Tagalog speaking visitors.. ^_^ For the original article with Dara’s totally charming Tagalog answers, please check THIS LINK. ^^
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