Excerpts taken from the article above [with translations]:
But for a pure Korean who is now based in the Philippines, Jenny, or Jin Sol Kim considers Sandara Park, now known worldwide as the member of Korean pop girl group 2NE1, as a huge inspiration. “Natutuwa ako kapag napapanood ko siya. [I feel happy whenever I get to watch/see her] I feel proud to be a Korean and also to be here sa [in the] Philippines. Nasa Korea na si Sandara [Sandara is already in Korea] and she’s making people there very happy but at the same time pati ‘yung mga Filipino dito at ‘yung ibang Korean na nandito na proud din sa success niya. [… both Filipinos and Koreans here are also proud of her success.] Sana ma meet ko siya one day.” [I hope to meet her someday]
Sandara and her Korean family had been living in the Philippines for some time when she joined the reality search Star Circle Quest in 2004. Though she only finished as a runner-up in the competition, Sandara managed to enjoy a successful career in showbiz, doing teleseryes and movies. A couple of years later, she and her family decided to go back to Korea where she became part of 2NE1. Her singing and dancing training in ABS-CBN became her edge to establish a career in Korea.
Translations by: Oh Dara!
Thanks to zaizai and contessa for the tip 🙂
I agree with some of your comments but let’s refrain from bashing, please. I also don’t agree with some statements in the article (by abs-cbn.com) but those are all in the past now. Let’s just focus on the fact that Dara is an inspiration. 🙂 Peace and love y’all. <333