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Photos / Official: Adorable Penshoppe Ambassadors Sandara Park and Mario Maurer Will Go Places This Summer

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Sandara and Mario will go places this summer! Happy Valentine’s Day, everyone! 👫

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Source: @PENSHOPPE

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Photos: 170207 Naver X Dispatch Features Sandara Park’s First Day of Going to Work for OnStyle’s “Get It Beauty”

OMG Dara is so pretty! ❤ Dara going to “Get It Beauty” first shooting was featured on Naver X Dispatch! They released these very pretty and well-taken photos earlier this morning.. ^^I love her red outfit! I am on the fence with her hairstyle, but it’s not Dara if it’s not eccentric.. 😄 

Who : Sandara Park
When : 2017.1.21
Where : Gyeong-gi do Ilsan CJ Studio
What : On the way to OnStyle “Get It Beauty” shoot
Credit: Dispatch Jung Young Woo

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Source: Naver X Dispatch via Naver

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Articles/News: Snippets of Sandara Park’s Heart-Warming, Honest Thoughts on JTBC’s “Talking Street”

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Sandara Park described the disbandment of 2NE1 as “only for a moment.” She said, “We have best friends that are closer than family when we were in middle school and high school. But when graduation comes, it’s inevitable that we have to say good-bye and part ways. These days, I have thoughts like that. I have to part with the members who are like family for a while.”

She continued, “Now I’m standing alone as Sandara Park, please listen as I tell my story.”

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At the time she joined YG Entertaniment, the agency recommended that Sandara Park go into acting, but she had a clear dream of becoming a ‘singer.’ However, she had an identity crisis shortly after joining the group, which was originally planned to debut with three members only. Looking at the members with CL‘s matchless rap style, Park Bom‘s unique vocals, and Minzy‘s powerful dance skills, Sandara Park thought, “I’m going to be 2NE1’s kkakdugi.” (T/N: kkagdugi is literally Cubed Radish Kimchi, but it can also be slang for someone extra or a supplementary)

When Sandara Park’s self-esteem and confidence was lessening bit by bit, it was Park Bom who was the first to reach out. Sandara Park said, “Bommie came up to me and told me, ‘Without you, there would be no 2NE1’ and gave me comfort,” she continued, “Since then I’ve tried to always think positively.”

Sandara Park said, “I was thinking only about becoming like chicken too, then I decided, ‘I must become like chicken mu,'” (T/N: chicken mu is Korean Pickled Radish and it’s a complimentary side dish to Korean fried chicken). She continued, “The members have different colors, like different parts of fried chicken, so I thought that I’d become the chicken mu that is refreshing and sweet. I think it’s great to always think positively.”

Sandara Park who was afraid to stand alone, delivered a brilliant talk busking while firmly standing by herself. Beyond the tough situation of today, Sandara Park was able to stand firmly because of the encouragement she received not only from her fellow 2NE1 members but also from other members of YG Family.

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When one citizen who was at the busking asked Sandara Park how she endured her difficulties, she replied, “The people around me are really important. There was a time during YG Family Concert that Gummy told me, ‘I love listening to your voice,’ and it cheered me up a lot. On the other hand, Taeyang said, ‘I wish noona would think more positively,’ and he showed his sincere worry. ”

Also, CL‘s words to Sandara Park when she showed anxiety and a lack of confidence on stage drew attention as well. Sandara Park shared, “CL asked me, ‘Do you want to go on stage? Because you could. You’re good at this unnie.”

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On standing by herself, “I was afraid. I didn’t want to be separated from the members. I was also worried about what I could do on my own.” She continued, “I hope that each one of us would grow well in our own individual paths after 2NE1. Until now, we’ve made good memories together and I’ll cherish them forever. I hope that we can all meet again someday, I’m excited for that,” she said.

Sanndara Park also said, “My first golden days was when I was doing activities in the Philippines, my second golden days was when I decided to come back to Korea and did activities as part of 2NE1, and I’m going to work hard on achieving my third golden days now that I’ve turned over a blank page once again.”

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Sandara Park revealed that before her debut, her agency’s sajangnim, Yang Hyun Suk always gave her negative comments during evaluation. But after Sandara Park’s successful debut with 2NE1, Yang Hyun Suk told her that she was the most hard-working person among the members and that she was a “friend who made the impossible, possible.” Sandara Park said that because she had such a hard time in the past, Yang Hyun Suk’s positive comments became more touching.

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DARA: 2NE1 is like a puzzle and only when the four people are there can the whole picture be seen, personally I’ll wait for that time.

DARA: (while looking at her orange mic) I think I’ll always be orange. In 2NE1 I think I was the orange color. Although the color orange isn’t sexy, but it is bright and fresh.

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Sources: 1 2 3

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Feature/News: Sandara Park, “My Presence in 2NE1 was Like Kkakdugi… I was Daunted”

Sandara Park, “My Presence in 2NE1 was Like Kkakdugi… I was Daunted”

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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).”

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Sources: 1, 2
Translated by: WeLoveDara/OhDara

News/Official Photos: JTBC “Talking Street” Sandara Park, “Dating Rumors with G-Dragon? I Don’t Date Within the Company “

JTBC “Talking Street” Sandara Park, “Dating Rumors with G-Dragon? I Don’t Date Within the Company “

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Sandara Park talked about the “dating scandal” with fellow YG labelmate, G-Dragon.

Recently, JTBC reported that Sandara Park, Seo Janghoon, and journalist Im Gyeong Seon had filmed for an episode of Talking Street (As I Say).

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MC Haha told Sandara Park, “Recently, you and GD became a hot topic with a dating rumor. Congratulations,” giving a congratulatory message at once.

Recently, Sandara Park and G-Dragon attracted hot attention with a dating rumor. In front of many fans, G-Dragon was seen protecting Sandara Park by holding her head.+

Sandara Park replied, “After watching Big Bang’s concert, I went to the after party, there were a lot of fans who followed so we went out that way and I think they misinterpreted it. But I didn’t know that news or articles would be written about it with that kind of ‘concept’,” she said, “At the company, they said ‘You walked in a Jiyong headlock’ and laughed,” revealing the circumstances that surrounded the dating rumor.

Sandara Park continued, “I don’t date within the company,” she said firmly, emphasizing her innocence in the dating rumor.

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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).”

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Sources: 1, 2, 3
Translated by: WeLoveDara / OhDara

Photos/News: “Battle Trip” Sandara Park, “Dara Tour” Hit Daebakk? Barrage of Love Calls from Travel Agencies

“Battle Trip” Sandara Park, “Dara Tour” Hit Daebakk? Barrage of Love Calls from Travel Agencies

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Sandara Park‘s upgraded “advanced” level of “Dara Tour” will be revealed.

On the 7th, KBS2TV’s “Battle Trip” will feature a “Big Match” between “travel designers” Sandara Park and Kim Min Gyo. Last September, Sandara Park and Kang Seunghyun introduced the Philippines in their broadcast episode while Kim Min Gyo showed off Pattaya, both episodes got a high response from various SNS and portal sites.

Sandara Park, who was a famous celebrity in the Philippines before her Korean debut, revealed with a sincere heart that, “The Philippines is a safe place,” and brought together a number of activities and unique travel sights that showcased the uniqueness of the Philippines, even adding some Philippine travel tips. Since its broadcast, “Dara Tour” has become a hot topic in various portal sites and even became a popular search term.

In fact, many travel agencies were besieged with requests to include “Dara Tour” on their tour routes to the country. This time, “Dara Tour” Level 2 will feature a more advanced course compared to Level 1, showcasing hidden tourist destinations not shown in the first episode.

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Sources: 1 2

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News/Official: YG Life – [POP Issue] 2NE1 Says Goodbye By Releasing a New Single in Three Years

[POP Issue] 2NE1 Says Goodbye By Releasing a New Single in Three Years

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2NE1 is to release a new single for the first time in three years to say goodbye to their fans.

CL and DARA’s agency YG Entertainment issued an official announcement on January 5 and said, “CL, DARA, and BOM is to release a new single titled ‘GOOD BYE’ on January 21. They have recently finished recording the song and shooting the music video. It will be their last official song.” It’s been only two months since the group’s disbandment, and all the 2NE1 members got together except for MINZI.

2NE1 announced their disbandment in November last year. YG said, “We decided that it will be difficult to maintain 2NE1 as a group and focusing on supporting them as solo artists is better. We renewed contracts with CL and DARA in May, but unfortunately, not with BOM.” As of now, there is no news of BOM joining another agency.

After the official announcement, DARA, CL, and BOM each expressed how sad they are on their SNS pages. They expressed how sorry they are to cause pain to their fans as well as how thankful they are to their fans and that they will forever cherish the memories.” MINZI, who left the group in April last year, also wrote a letter saying, “I’ve received so much love. To repay the love I got from the fans, I will continue to work hard and become better.”

Except for performing at the 2015 MAMA, 2NE1 had been on a long hiatus after releasing their second regular album “CRUSH” in February 2014. This is why the members felt that they did not say a proper goodbye to their fans. This is also the reason why CL, DARA, and BOM got together for this new single.

GOOD BYE” is a good bye from 2NE1 as well as their first new single in three years. MINZI is now a solo artist under Music Works, so she wasn’t able to participate. But still, fans are happy to see the three 2NE1 members together. YG artists have been dominating the charts since the beginning of this year, and we will soon be able to find out whether 2NE1′s new single will continue the trend and whether fans will welcome the group’s last present.

Credits: YG-Life

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[Exclusive] 2NE1 Finished Shooting a Music Video on January 3. Does This Mean Reunion or a Present for Fans?

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The recently-disbanded group 2NE1 had a secret get-together.

Sources informed Sports Today on January 5, “2NE1 finished shooting a music video on Janaury 3 abroad. MINZI already has another agency, so she wasn’t able to join them.”

YG Entertainment announced the disbandment of 2NE1 in November last year. CL and DARA renewed their contract with YG as solo artists, but not BOM. MINZI had left YG in April last year.

Fans were sorry to see the group disband suddenly, and many wanted them to reunite. Then came the news that 2NE1 is shooting a new music video, and people wandered about what it meant.

It is yet unclear whether this means that 2NE1 has reunited or it is a last present for the fans, but the fact that 2NE1 members came together will send shockwaves across Korea’s music scene.

Credits: YG-Life

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[Official Announcement] YG Announces the Release of 2NE1′s New Single “GOOD BYE” on January 21

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Girl group 2NE1 is to release “GOOD BYE” on January 21.

YG announced on January 5 that, “2NE1 was disbanded without even saying good bye to their fans, and through the new single, the group will express how sorry they are.”

CL, DARA, and BOM recently finished shooting the music video for “GOOD BYE” without MINZI.

This new single will be a good bye song from 2NE1, a group loved fans from in and out of the country.

Credits: YG-Life

Article/Feature: “Meet the New K-Pop Star Making Waves on the Front Row” ~ Vogue Features Sandara Park in MFW

Meet the New K-Pop Star Making Waves on the Front Row

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Let’s get one thing straight: CL is 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.

Credits: Vogue

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News: Sandara Park X Kang Seungyoon Model for YG’s Monumental “Artistic” Photo Shoot

Sandara Park X Kang Seungyoon Model for YG’s Monumental “Artistic” Photo Shoot

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SANDARA PARK and KANG SEUNGYOON stepped up as heroine and hero for YG’s monumental pictorial shoot.

On the evening of the 27th, SANDARA and KANG SEUNGYOON made a surprise reveal of their photo shoot by posting a video of them at the shoot via ‘LIVESTORY’ featuring of ‘SNOW’, a communication app.

In the video, the two show their fun and mischevous sides, filling the clip with their explosive wits, and lead the shoot on a happy vibe.

However, the two became more serious than ever as the actual shoot began. The glimpses of their chic and lofty shoot, which can be seen in the behind the scenes clip, only heighten the excitement for the pictorial.

Previously on the 26th, YG has gathered much attention as it revealed its first collaboration project with LVMH. The teaser images released at the time concealed the identity of the models and merely showed parts of their body, intriguing the public.

This project photo shoot features the 2016 F/W collection of ‘KENZO,’ a fashion brnad owned by LVMH. For the photoshoot, KENZO itself has flew in collection samples that are not available in Korea, from various countries including France and Singapore. From the internationally reknowned photographer Ok Jinhyuk, to the creative team, cinematography, hair, makeup, to styling, some of the best hands in the entertainment business came together for the photo shoot.

YG Creative Director said that they produced results of elevated consummation by approaching the photo shoot in a more artistic angle than that is often taken in the entertainment industry. YG also explained that “as this photo shoot will be revealed not only through Koreana press, but also through diverse foreign media that paid great attention from preparation to execution, aiming to create an art piece rather than a photo shoot.” LVMH also could not hide its satisfaction that “the unprecedented collaboration between a luxury brand and UYG that boasts exceptional creative capabilities, has produced results that have never been seen.”

The main contents of the photo shoot of SANDARA PARK and KANG SEUNGYOON will be divided into two parts, the first will be revealed on midnight of the 27th of September, and the second at midnight of the 29th, on the YG STAGE site and its official SNS account. The collaboration of two bold characters, YG and KENZO, has been expressed under the theme, “PYGMALION.”

PYGMALION” is a sculptor in Greek mythology who falls in love with his own sculpture. In pyschology, the phenomenon whereby higher expectations lead to performance is called the “Pygmalion Effect,” after the mythological figure.

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Source: YG Stage

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News: Sandara Park, Reveals the Philippine Course that Satisfied Even GD

Sandara Park, Reveals the Philippine Course (Route) that Satisfied Even GD

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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.

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Source: DongA

Translated by: BlackjackBelle@OhDara/ SlaveTranslator@WeLoveDara