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Interview: Elle’s Feature On 2NE1’s Dara – “Say My Name” Knowing Sandara Park and Park Sandara


Maybe because she had already gone through the scary unnie concept with 2NE1 before, Park Sandara remains calm and collected as she goes through today’s photoshoot alone.

“Our fans may be shocked by the outcome of the photos that will be taken today, hopefully, it’s the good kind of shock, as compared to the shock that they had because of the bansak hair photoshoot from last year.”

She says that today, 2NE1’s Sandara Park, who is full of energy and plays like a naughty kid on stage, takes off her clothes and makes way for Park Sandara, who dons white, feminine clothing, standing alone in front of the camera.

Park Sandara became Sandara Park when she appeared in <Human Theater>, which chronicled her life in the Philippines, with the broadcast title, “My Name is Sandara Park,” allowing the entire country to know her name as Sandara Park; she got used to it until she became 2NE1’s Sandara Park.

She reveals, “Nowadays, even I myself feel awkward when someone calls me Park Sandara instead of Sandara Park. It sounds weird to me.”

In fact, being 2NE1’s Sandara Park was already a challenge. It was about 9 years ago, when she was just 21. Leaving the Philippines at that time when she was known as the nation’s little sister, Sandara Park had to leave behind that identity and take on the status of being a trainee as she boarded a plane to South Korea alone.

“I was young at that time. Nowadays, I don’t get to travel back and forth a lot anymore. Because I received a lot of love in the Philippines, my heart ached a lot when I left; but I had a challenge that I wanted to face in Korea. And so without fear, I came here to fulfill my dream of joining YG Entertainment.”

Last year, Sandara Park tried out the bansak hairstyle, she says that she would have done anything to be like S.E.S. and Fin.K.L. ten years ago, when she was a young girl who dreamed a fairy tale dream of becoming popular in the music industry. There were four members who were all practicing to become solo acts initially, and who were quite shocked when they were put together under the name, “2NE1” for the first time. At first glance, they seem so different from one another. Specially Sandara, who was so shy, to a point that she was mistaken as mute during her school days. That is why YG’s CEO Yang Hyun Suk, also known as “Yang Sajangnim,” thought that it would be quite a difficult job to acquaint her with the other three members who were so, very different from herself.

“It was really awkward. When it was time to practice and I’d eat alone, those three always came to me first. So we became close really fast. Now, I think it’s the three members who comfort and protect me.”

Small misunderstandings though, would of course, arise. Recently, we learned that at first, Sandara Park thought that fellow member, and same-age friend, Park Bom, didn’t like her. She blames it on the time when she called Park Bom but ended the call abruptly because she was too shy to talk.

“She didn’t know about my personality back then until it was too late, but looking back at it now, it was really funny.” The fact that she remains very shy is surprising, given how active and fierce the 2NE1 member Sandara Park can be on stage.

“I didn’t say a word at school, but I found the courage to do a solo song during a school festival. I really don’t know how I did gained confidence then.”

Being too shy to show her real self, thus she needed the stage to stand on.

“Even before debut, my dream was always to one day be able to perform on a concert stage, so it felt really awesome when we had our first solo concert stage two years ago. And I was really happy during last year’s concert tour. Two years ago, we only had a Japan tour aside from our domestic concert, but last year, we also went to the United States, Singapore, and Taiwan. I was really nervous, especially during our first performance in the states. We didn’t know whether anyone would come to our first concert in New Jersey, I got really scared that there’d only be a few people in the audience. However, it was really amazing to see that a lot of Korean-Americans had come to see us. At first, I thought they were Americans, but they said that they were Koreans so I was surprised. When the tour ended, I cried a lot. If we are able to go to even more countries this year, it would be better.”

Going beyond language barriers and borders, being able to be express herself on-stage, having that exciting feeling makes her want to stand on-stage even more. Looking back last year, there were some things that she wasn’t able to do, yet there were just a few regrets.

“Because we went around for our global tour, we weren’t able to do much in Korea. We were only able to put out one digital single, “I Love You” last year and weren’t able to complete our album. I do look forward to performing new songs, coming back on-stage with a new style.”

During debut, everything seemed suddenly so fascinating and new, but now that she’s 2NE1’s Sandara Park, she says that she still feels that challenges need to be faced.

She also recently reached the age of thirty. “Kill all!” Climbing on-stage, 2NE1’s Sandara Park enjoys the challenge, but it’s also important to Park Sandara to look back on the important things in life. Though with her ageless appearance, time seems to stop for her.

“Actually my debut wasn’t that abrupt, I debuted when I was already 26 years old. Our team’s youngest, (Gong) Minzy was just 16 years old when she debuted. To some extent, age matters, but we don’t really care about it. 2NE1 as a team doesn’t see ourselves as young girls, but I think that we have this feeling of needing to continue our music. However, now that I’m in my 30’s, I also do think of what I’d do in the future. I’d really love to challenge myself in acting.”

Of course, she doesn’t want to leave 2NE1 to act alone. She believes that there is still a lot she can do as 2NE1’s Sandara Park. But there are things that she wants to accomplish with the name Park Sandara, as well. She desires a lot.

“When I was young, though I was silent a lot, there were a lot of things that I wanted to do. Looking back at the past five years, I didn’t even feel like time passed, there’s still so much I want to do, like I don’t want anything to be wasted time.”

On the other hand, telling her about Wonder Girls’ Sunye‘s marriage stirred something srange in her.

“Although I don’t know her personally, I felt nervous and fidgety, but also excited at the same time, my heart felt really strange. But she looked really beautiful.”

After being freed from the love-dating ban contract that the agency put on them within three years after debut, maybe this time would be a golden opportunity to try out something new. But for now, love seems to be vague since her focus now is on recording their new songs. Whether this will be a regular full album, or a mini album, for sure there will be a new style for Park Sandara as they sing new songs and do new performances. At first, facing this moment might have started off awkwardly, but now that she is faced with a familiar challenge, Sandara Park gains a confident look.


Source: Elle Magazine, March Issue 2013
Posted by: Littlestone@OhMyGoddess
Translated by: BlackjackBelle@OhDara/ SlaveTranslator@WeLoveDara

Photos: HQ Pics of Chic Goddess Sandara Park for Elle magazine, March Issue – “Say My Name”

HQ pics, HQ pics, HQ pics of our goddess Dara! Oh my ghad, beautiful, flawless goddess! Chic, modern woman!~ Gaaahhhh! /dies spazzing









Source: LittleStone on OhMyGoddess

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Magazine: “Say My Name” – Stunning Sandara Park for Elle Korea










Twitter: Dara Tweets Elle’s Photoshoot BTS Video – “The Other Side of Sandara Park”

Weeeee! Dara tweeted her BTS photoshoot video! And yes Dara, this is your other side, and we love ALL of your sides! You are equally sweet, charming, flawless, beautiful, amazing, gorgeous in all turns!❤




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Screencaps: Stunning Dara for Elle Magazine (BTS) – “Say My Name”

I really really wish I could find adjectives that would do justice to the glory that is Sandara Park. But I can’t…. So why don’t we let these screencaps do the talking.

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Video: Gorgeous Dara’s Flawless Behind-The-Scenes Video for Elle Photoshoot – “Say My Name – Sandara Park”

Oh. My. Gawd.  Yes Elle, I totally forgive you for giving us only one official cut of Dara from the magazine. Thank you so much for this beautiful BTS video! Good Lord, Dara is so flawless! My feels when I first saw the video!!! Dang, Dara is just so so so perfect, and she looks like a goddess, and I love this photoshoot so freaking much! She looks so so so chic!!!

Sandara Park for Elle Korea – “Say My Name

Credits: gilbakk0221

If you want to see the video in Elle Korea’s website, here’s the link:

Dara BTS for Elle Korea

News: WG Sunye’s Marriage Stirred Something in 2NE1’s Sandara Park

Dressed in a white dress with flowing ruffles, 2NE1’s Sandara Park participated in a photoshoot with fashion magazine, Elle.

Looking so pure in the shoot, Sandara Park commented, “Usually fans aren’t surprised by any of my concepts, but I bet it’ll be more shocking than the half-shaved concept because today’s is so innocent.


Appearing like a bride, especially with her 100-carat diamond ring that she wore during the photoshoot, Sandara Park talked about Wonder Girls Sunye’s recent marriage, describing it as something that strangely stirred her heart.

“I personally have no relationship with her, but for some reason, I felt fidgety and nervous, and my heart felt really weird,” said the singer. “She looked very beautiful.”

On her own future endeavors, she replied that she wants to challenge herself in acting. “I want to leave as many images of myself while I’m still young.”

The full interview and pictorial will be released in the March issue.

Source: eNewsWorld

Holy Guacamole: Dara’s 100-Carat Diamond Ring for Elle Photoshoot

Holy guacamole is right guys!!! Dara wore a 100-carat diamond ring for her Elle photoshoot! According to @k1ae, the Fashion Editor for Elle Magazine, Dara’s ring was 100 carats and that she was really pretty and kind. Her new look will be revealed this March!

From the looks of it, the ring  is most probably Pink Diamond cut into a Pear? ^_^

WOW! JUST WOW! *Sings* “Shine bright like a diamond…”

This magazine is truly a must-have. It looks like Elle went all out in this photoshoot for Dara!


Now at Elle, discovering Sandara Park’s new look. Her new look with a 100-carat diamond ring will be revealed in March. She is so pretty and so kind.



Source: @k1ae via @sandara_fashion

Translated by: Ouley_Soleil@WeLoveDara/OhDara

News: Sandara Park Transforms Into a Beautiful, Charismatic White Goddess for Elle

2NE1 Sandara Park, Pure Goddess With Innocent Charms


2NE1‘s distinct personalities would be revealed in their solo pictorials.

On February 16th, YG Entertainment revealed that Sandara Park, Park Bom, CL, and Gong Minzy will each have a pictorial that would be featured in different fashion and beauty magazines in March.

The 2NE1 members each love a different style and are unique in their personalities, quite evident though they are in a group; this would be showcased through the solo pictorials. Sandara Park will feature in Elle, Park Bom for Allure, CL for Bazaar, and Gong Minzy for Marie Claire.

In the photo cut from her Elle pictorial that was revealed to the public, Sandara showed a pure, feminine charm, exploding with a different kind of charisma that she usually shows. Through the group’s activity as 2NE1, she has sported and made famous the palm tree hairstyle and Vegeta hairstyle among others, and features distinct and bold make-up and an eccentric outfit style. The pictorial showed a refreshing side of Sandara Park.

Meanwhile, 2NE1 is expected to have a comeback with their new album during the first half of the year after being busy with their would tour concert last year.


Source: Nate
Translated by: BlackjackBelle@OhDara/ SlaveTranslator@WeLoveDara


Some netizens comments from the articles:

“Since Sandara Park is so pretty in this photoshoot, I shall buy Elle magazine” [+341, -63]

“Park Bom and Sandara Park are beautiful as always, while Minzy and CL are unique.” [+116, -19]

“Heol, Sandara’s thighs when she sits like that..” [+5, -1]

“The curious case of Sandara Park.” [+3, -1]

“Ah really, Sandara Park is seriously so so so pretty……. Ah really beautiful!” [+6, -1]

“Really… She has an actress force.” [+9, -1]

“CL’s force is daebak, Sandara seems like an actress” [+32, -21]

Note that these are the articles’ comments, found if you scroll towards the bottom. I’m not translating from Pann Nate, like what Netizen Buzz is doing, because I don’t want to be redundant..😄

News: 2NE1 Members Strike A Pose For Solo Pictorials In 4 Different Fashion Magazines

I can’t contain my feels after seeing all these photos! T__T They all look so fab and chic and stylish and gorgeous, I can’t help but cry… T___T I missed them so much and I hope this is their first step to an explosive and wonderful comeback! T_T

2NE1 members strike a pose for solo pictorials in 4 different fashion magazines


Fans will be able to get quadruple the dose of 2NE1 pictorials in the upcoming month as the members have individually featured in four different magazines!

YG Entertainment shared some of the photos you can expect to see on the upcoming issues of the fashion editorials, exciting fans already for the month of March!

Dara looked stunning and refined in her ‘ELLE‘ magazine preview photo, while Park Bom showed two different makeup looks for the beauty magazine ‘Allure‘. CL went bold with an eye catching pictorial in ‘Harper’s Bazaar‘, and maknae Minzy kept it fun and funky with photos for ‘Marie Claire‘.

The March editions of the magazines will be available starting later this month on and offline, so make sure to look out for more photos from the girls, who are reportedly making a comeback within the first half of this year.

Check out more of the revealed cuts below!