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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”


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.


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


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.


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


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.


Sources: 1 2

Translated by: BlackjackBelle@OhDara/ SlaveTranslator@WeLoveDara

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!



Source: SringNews

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Trans by:  @the2ne1hour


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

‘มาริโอ้’ ฟุ้งเตรียมถ่ายแบบประกบคู่ ‘ซานดาร่า’


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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News: ‘Sugarman’ Production Crew “Ending in Early July, Preparing for Another ‘Yoo Hee Yeol·Yoo Jae Suk Project”

[Official Statement] ‘Sugarman’ Production Crew “Ending in Early July, Preparing for Another ‘Yoo Hee Yeol·Yoo Jae Suk Project”


JTBC’s “Two Yoo Project – Sugarman” is reportedly ending. The production team along with gag man Yoo Jae Suk and singer Yoo Hee Yeol are set to prepare another “Two Yoo Project.”

On the 30th, JTBC “Sugarman” production team revealed that another “Two Yoo Project” is in the works, set to be out on the second half of this year.

With regards to this, the first “Two Yoo” project “Sugarman” will be ending early July.

“Two Yoo” project production crew stated, “So far, we’ve had about 70 people for ‘Sugarman’ and we’ve been devoted to finding Show Men every week who were able to give their best to bring out a mature and high quality stage,” they said, “Although it’s unfortunate, ‘Sugarman’ project will be ending this July, and a new project showing the Two Yoo combination will be revealed. If a sufficient lineup and future production conditions are favorable, then there’s a possibility that ‘Sugarman’ project may resume in the future.”

Another producer said, “We are working hard with broadcasting so that the viewers may be able to see the best ‘Sugarman’ and Show Men stage possible,” he continued, “We’ve planned sufficiently and gave mind to requests, so viewers can expect a lot. There may be a special episode as well.”

Aside from Yoo Jae Suk and Yoo Hee Yeol, MCs include lyricist Kim Eana and 2NE1 member Sandara Park. Singers who appeared in “Sugarman” include IZI, Kim Hyun sung, Noise, Diva, and Juju Club; the stages of the Show Men showing different arrangements and performances become a hot topic each week.


Source: Naver

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

Article: Akdong Musician’s Lee Chanhyuk Reveals that he and Sandara Park-noona Stay at a “Safe Zone” During Parties

Kekeke, I can just imagine Chanhyuk and Dara in the safe zone.. 😄 I think another article said that Lee Hi joins them at the Safe Zone and that sometimes, Tablo ambles to them to talk about music.. 😄





Source: 10Asia via Naver

Translated by: @WeLoveDara @KIMJ1WON

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Official+News: Production Sales and Promotions Company, Finecut, Releases Official Still and Synopsis for Dara’s Upcoming Movie, “One Step”~ Market Screening at Cannes

WAH! Dara looks so so so pretty! I hope they release more promotional pictures soon! ❤


Here’s some general information about the movie and the synopsis as well! ❤


After a car accident, Si-hyun is left with no memory of her past and lives with Ji-won whom she met at the hospital. Si-hyun has colored hearing, an illness that visualizes sounds into colors. The mixed array of colors she sees with music makes her dizzy. So she protects herself by wearing a set of giant headphones. One day, Ji-won’s brother Woo-hyuk hears Si-hyun humming a melody in her sleep. He writes it down and gives her the score, hoping it will help recall her past. Meanwhile, Jee-il, a washed-out songwriter chances upon this score and offers to find the melody Si-hyun continues to hear in her dreams. They embark on a healing journey as they collaborate to complete Si-hyun’s melody.

Doesn’t it look exciting and promising?! The plot sounds interesting, I’d definitely want to check this out.. ❤


At the Cannes Film Market, Finecut will present the market screening premiere of One Step, a music drama in the tradition of Begin Again about a woman who completes her own song after overcoming a hearing illness. Sandara Park from K-pop group 2NE1 plays the female lead in the film directed by Juhn Jaihong, who is best known for Kim Ki Duk Film’s North Korean drama Poongsan.

I really hope that Finecut is able to market “One Step” well and we international fans get to see it soon too! ❤


Sources: FineCut + Hollywood Reporter

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Article: Here’s How You Can Catch 2NE1’s Dara in Malaysia on Thursday

Here’s how you can catch 2NE1’s Dara in Malaysia on Thursday


KUALA LUMPUR, April 19 — Sephora Malaysia has announced that 2NE1 member Sandara Park, or better known by her stage name Dara, will be heading down to the country to launch the Korean cosmetic brand by YG entertainment, Moonshot, at Sephora Mid Valley.

Dara was recently named as the new face of Moonshot alongside G-Dragon from Big Bang as the two of them bear that youthful and trendy look as well as an awesome sense of fashion!

Fans of the Korean beauty will be able to catch a glimpse of her at Sephora Mid Valley on April 21, 2016 between 8.30pm to 9.30pm.

There will also be a meet and greet session with Dara at Sephora Mid Valley too, but it is exclusive only to Sephora’s Black Card members.

Stay tuned for more details on Sephora Malaysia’s Facebook and Instagram. — TheHive.Asia

Credits: Malay Mail Online

News: Sandara Park, “K-Beauty” Icon… Headed to Hong Kong on the 28th as Cosmetics Model

Sandara Park, “K-Beauty” Icon… Headed to Hong Kong on the 28th as Cosmetics Model


Sandara Park will carry out her role as a “K-Beauty” icon as she will visit Hong Kong on the 28th as a cosmetics model.

YG Entertainment‘s subsidiary company, YG PLUS‘s cosmetic brand “moonshot” will have its Asia market expansion starting in April, and will be available in the leading cosmetics shop for the Asian cosmetics industry, SaSa. Moonshot’s “muse” Sandara Park, will be making a visit to Hong Kong to celebrate moonshot’s advancement in the market.


Sandara Park will be having an intimate time with local consumers in Hong Kong through a fan meeting and ‘question and answer’ event.

At the start of the year, moonshot became a hot topic when it was revealed that the brand has selected G-Dragon and Sandara Park as their new exclusive models, showing their global influence. Since then, the brand’s 2 new kinds of cushion adopted the names ‘GD cushion’ and ‘Dara cushion’ which launched the collaboration between them; it became a hot topic in the beauty industry when the first released quantity of the products got sold out three days after their release.


Sources: 1, 2

Translated by: BlackjackBelle@OhDara/ SlaveTranslator@WeLoveDara