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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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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

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News: Sandara Park, Philippines Popularity Proven to be Yoo Jae Suk Level, “Even Stars Gathered”

Sandara Park, Philippines Popularity Proven to be Yoo Jae Suk Level, “Even Stars Gathered”

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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 Kang Seung-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.

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Source: Herald Pop

Translated by: BlackjackBelle@OhDara/ SlaveTranslator@WeLoveDara

News+Official Photos: Sandara Park Lands First Lead Film Role

Sandara Park Lands First Lead Film Role

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Sandara Park’s casting for film “One Step” (tentative title) has been confirmed.

The star will be portraying the main character Si Hyun who sees music in color. Si Hyun is a famous songwriter who falls into a slump after becoming unable to create songs. However, this changes after meeting Ji Il (Han Jae Suk).

“One Step” is described as a music drama that develops through the melodies connected to the past that Si Hyun dreams of every night as she finds her lost self through music. Music itself is another main character as well as Si Hyun’s life.

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Director Jun Jae Hong of “Poongsan” will be leading the film. Also, MCC Entertainment who worked on the OSTs for dramas “The Great Queen Seon Deok,” “Behind the White Tower,” “Six Flying Dragons,” and more will be producing this movie. Lastly, renowned music director Kim Soo Jin has been working on the music for this film for three years with a team.

In addition, Jo Dal Hwan, Hong Ah Reum, and Jo Dong In will be joining lead actors Sandara Park and Han Jae Suk.

The film is scheduled to be released in theatres later this year and promises to be different from typical music films through warming hearts and comforting eyes and ears.

Credits: Soompi

News: Sandara Park, Chosen as Philippines Audition Show Judge ~ “A Great Opportunity to Learn”

Sandara Park, Chosen as Philippines Audition Show Judge

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Group 2NE1 member Sandara Park has been chosen as a judge in a Philippines audition program.

Sandara Park will be a judge in the Philippine show, ABS- CBN’s “Pinoy Boyband Superstar” expected to broadcast on September. She is expected to fly back and forth to the Philippines to shoot.

“Pinoy Boyband Superstar” is the Filipino version of the audition program, “La Banda” in the US, which started last year. Sandara Park will be one of the judges, alongside local celebrities Vice Ganda and Yeng Constantino.

Prior to taking up this challenge, Sandara Park said, “Having many different experiences from various places seems to be a good avenue to learn. I think that this experience will become a big help to me.

She continued, “My dream for music was fostered at this place where I grew up, I’ve become who I am now because of the love that the Filipino people gave me though I wasn’t Filipino myself, because they gave me courage to pursue that dream, that’s why this place will always be special for me. I wanted to take this opportunity to thank the fans in the Philippines who continued to love me without changing, for waiting all this time,” she added.

The program will be broadcasted on the Philippine channel, ABS-CBN, where Sandara Park did her debut activities, making this program even more special. Sandara Park participated in the 2004 audition program, “Star Circle Quest” being the only foreigner to join, although she finished second, she enjoyed immense popularity.

Aside from 2NE1 activities, local fans are giving a high response to Sandara Park and the Philippine audition program, and anticipation is expected to increase with the broadcast.

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News: Chinese Company Offered to have Sandara Park and Mario Maurer in a TV Series?

Mario is preparing for a photoshoot with Sandara Park in the Philippines next month. But out of this news what struck me the most is Mario admits that there is an offer from China Company for DaraXMario tandem in a TV series.  WOW….Fingers crossed that it’s going to push through!

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Source: SringNews

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News: MarioMaurer is going to do a photoshoot w/ Sandara Park

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Mario is going to do a photoshoot w/ Dara

The video mostly talks about how popular Mario is in China…but he mentions that he’s going to do a photoshoot with Dara next month. Mario didn’t really tell what photoshoot, he only said that it’s something related to clothing so I guess it’s for Penshoppe.

Source: YokTup_PPTV

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