2NE1 member Park Bom‘s past photos are once again receiving attention.
On February 17th, the above photos of Park Bom surfaced on an online community site.
A few of the photos were taken when Park Bom was just a trainee, while another was a photo sticker she took with fellow group member Sandara Park.
Different from her glamorous image now, Park Bom wearing minimal makeup looked extremely natural and endearing.
MBLAQ‘s Thunder has revealed that he’s very protective of his older sister, 2NE1‘s Sandara Park.
SHINee‘s Minho is much beloved for his talents, but now his appeal got kicked up another notch after netizens espied his chivalrous manners towards 2NE1‘s Sandara Park.
Snapshots from an Etude commercial shoot were shared online under the title, ”Minho taking care of Sandara. It’s heartwarming”.
Reportedly, the two stars were on standby, but Minho kept active by ensuring that Sandara was protected from the cold. Minho was seen putting a jacket on Sandara several different times, as the photos show him wearing different outfits. Sandara looks a bit taken aback by Minho’s manners, who is actually seven years younger than her.
Prior to this incident, Sandara had previously mentioned on SBS‘s ’Strong Heart‘ that “I like younger boyfriends. I’d like it if he would have a cute appearance but have a masculine, tough personality.” It seems that without knowing it, she went on to describe SHINee’s Minho indirectly.
2NE1 member Sandara Park is overjoyed this year–she is absolutely free to date whoever she wants this year! Park Bom, who is also the same age as Sandara, is also free from the dating ban that was in their contract with YG.
She posted on her Me2Day saying, “Today’s new years! 99% of the texts that I received from my friends and acquaintances were, ‘I hope you get a cool boyfriend this year,’ and ‘Have a wonderful love this year!’ It seems that people around me are more worried than I am about getting a boyfriend! As promised by YG CEO, we are free to date starting this year! Woot! Anyways, everyone, have a blessed new year! I want to become cuter this year!”
She continued, “Age does not matter for us anymore! Cuter! More fun and entertaining! Fighting!”
She also upload a picture along with her post. She’s seen wearing a bright hot pink T-shirt, along with cutesy makeup and a long wavy brown hairstyle.
More past photos of 2NE1‘s Sandara Park have re-surfaced online and are receiving much attention from netizens.
The photos above were recently posted on an online community board with the caption, “Baby-faced Sandara’s shocking past.”
The photos were taken when Sandara was promoting in the Philippines, and they are a collection of her album jacket pictorials. Netizens were surprised to see that Sandara actually looks much older in the photos than she does today. She rocked a wavy hairstyle with much heavier makeup, and her plump cheeks garnered the attention of her fans.
Those who saw the photos left comments such as, “Sandara Park ages backwards“, “I actually get jealous when I see past photos like these“, “I was so shocked“, and more.
Past photos of 2NE1 member Sandara Park and Filipino star Joseph Bitangcol have surfaced on various online community sites, becoming a hot discussion topic amongst fans and netizens.
In the photos, the two take on several different poses and in one, the two look as though their lips are about to touch. Sandara donned adorable poses like she still does in Korea today while Joseph looks affectionately towards Dara.
The photos were actually taken when the two were cast in a Filipino program called ‘Love Team‘ which is similar to Korea’s ‘We Got Married‘. Celebrities are assigned a partner and the two become an on-air couple.
Not only was Sandara cast in ‘Love Team’ with Joseph Bitangcol, but she has also worked with ABS-CBN ‘Star Circle Quest‘ winner Hero Angeles.
On November 26th, 2NE1‘s CL and Sandara Park shared a fresh selca through the latter’s me2day to commemorate their return to Korea.
Sandara wrote, “Arrived in Korea! Came here to practice for the YG Family Concert! All the artists are coming to meet today! The sunbaenims are coming in one by one! doogeun doogeun, kong dak kong dak! [onomatopoeia for heartbeat]. Today’s fashion is about utilizing a face mask. Sandara and CL’s 2-set selca! How is it?”
The photo also contained a caption that read, “The [main] point of this photo! Chae Rin‘s [CL’s real name] cute eyes that can only be seen in the dorms.”
Fans were delighted to see the return of the infamous face masks from 2NE1′s “Ugly” MV, especially since they allowed CL to keep her edgy style even though she dressed down and didn’t wear any makeup.
The rumors and evidence about this couple is continuously spreading.
Daragon couple came from the names of two people involved, namely Sandara “DARA” Park of 2NE1 and Kwon Ji Yong “G-DRAGON” of Big Bang. According to observant fans, they are trying their best to hide their relationship. Yet, there’s too much evidence out there. When you watch some of the fan made videos showing evidence of their relationship, you might come to the same conclusion.
The rumors and evidence become stronger as time passed by. For example, in an interview last January 29, Dara was asked who is her ideal man. She shyly said that when it comes to her ideal man, there are always different men in mind, but this time it was G-Dragon. After giving her answer, she shyly smiled. When she explained why she chose G-Dragon, she simply answered it’s “G-Dragon”. She was touched by his move when they were in their company’s ski trips last year. Same explanation was said by G-Dragon on a different interview.
In another example, the fans noticed that these two were wearing the same bracelet and ring that only couples wear. Speculations became stronger than ever when CL, 2NE1′s leader, bought the same ring as a gift for their group so that people will lessen their speculations. CL’s tactic didn’t lessen any of the speculations because it was so obvious that 2NE1 members were trying their best to hide what really is going on. If the 2NE1 members are trying their best to hide it, one of the Bigbang members gave some hints about the couple, or let’s just say he tries to reveal it. That member was Seungri, the youngest member of Bigbang who happens to be G-dragon’s room mate.
2NE1‘s Sandara Park revealed her friendship with actor Jung Il Woo.
On October 30th, she posted on her me2day, “Jung Il Woo is my flower boy friend as I introduce Jung Il Woo! We’ve become crazy! He seems to be preparing a ramyun store! I want to eat yum yum yum ramyun! Everyone, have a good day!”
With her comment Dara uploaded the poster for Jung Il Woo’s character in tvN‘s drama, ‘Flower Boy Ramyun Shop‘. Dara posted the photo before its October 31st premier to help promote it.
Netizens replied with, “Hope your friendship continues” and “I’m envious that you’re Jung Il Woo’s friend.”
Source: TV Daily via Nate
On October 26th, 2NE1‘s Sandara Park uploaded an interesting video via her me2day. The video depicted leader CL showing off her sexy fierce swag while rehearsing a dance routine.
On October 21st, Sandara Park shared a photo that was taken on set of 2NE1′s Japanese MV for “Go Away“.
The fashionista wrote, “Introducing Dadoong who has been selected as the ‘NG King’! *Clap! Clap! Clap!* kekeke. I had to hold him still by force in order to shoot the video. I felt so bad for him that I let him go home without finishing the close-up scene… T_T I saw the music video and [Dadong] didn’t turn out that pretty, but still, he appeared for 2-3 seconds! Clap your hands for Dadoong~! ^_^”
The photo set shows Dara having trouble keeping Dadoong still, who seems less than pleased about being there at all. Fans were more interested, however, in grabbing a sneak peek at 2NE1′s Japanese MV for “Go Away”. It certainly looks like they’re rocking a more colorful setting, and Dara is seen rocking yet another eclectic hairstyle.
Netizens commented, “Dadoong is working hard~“, “I don’t like cats, but Dadoong looks cute keke“, and “Ah! I want to see your music video asap!”
Source + Photos: Sandara’s me2day
by MrTuxedo @ allkpop
Fans are already well aware of the friendship between designer Jeremy Scott and the members of 2NE1. Their friendship was demonstrated once again through a special pair of shoes that he produced for 2NE1.
On October 16th, Dara updated her Me2day with a new picture along with the message, “Bbabam~~~!!! Finally it’s revealed!!! Jeremy Scott personally designed it for 2NE1~! A warm, just released, brand new wing sneakers! T.T I’m so touched..!! I think it matches us so well! +.+ I love it~! We already got some pairs for ourselves! ^0^ Going to our schedule wearing this today! Thank you, Remy oppa!^.^”
The colorful look seems right up 2NE1′s style alley, considering the unique pieces the girls are used to wearing.
Fans commented, “So much swag, I want one too!”, “Wow, it’s new! So pretty”, “It’s so shiny, it matches you well!”, and “I love it, but I don’t know if I’d have the guts to wear it out.”
Source + Photos: Dara’s Official Me2day
by VITALSIGN @ allkpop
SHINee has been chosen to be the new product endorser for Etude House and will join 2NE1‘s Dara as celebrity models.
On one of the Etude House’s updates via Facebook, they revealed that they have gotten the confirmation that SHINee was selected to be the new models from October 2011 until next year.
According to Etude House Taiwan’s official Facebook page, they announced that they received confirmation from South Korea that Etude House will have another model aside from Dara. Further stating that SHINee is expected to participate in the brand’s upcoming campaigns, including their “Etude House Pink Party” and other events.
Despite Etude House’s confirmation regarding SHINee’s participation, SM Entertainment has not yet made reports about this endorsement.
2NE1′s Sandara Park announced strong wills to promote 2NE1 in Japan.
Sandara Park updated a post on her Me2day on the 3rd at 4:30 pm, “a short break after the tour concert in Japan. I went out to Harajuku street and had great food as well. I’m walking on Shinjuku street right now.”
She continued, “I can’t really go outside in Korea but it’s quite comfortable to walk around here in Japan even if there are some people recognizing me. I guess I should promote 2NE1 more in Japan!”
In the photo that she showed with her post, she is posing with a street of Japan in the background. She’s wearing comfortably with apple-like hair and sunglasses, still attractive enough.
2NE1‘s Sandara Park revealed that she bawled her eyes out over the conclusion of some projects.
On October 2nd, Sandara posted via me2day, “[Our] ‘Nolza’ Japan tour is over. I was wondering when we would finish all 6 concerts, but we’re already done. It was really a great experience and it will become a memory in my heart. A big thank you to everyone — this isn’t the end, but only the beginning for 2NE1, so you’ll come play with us again, right? 2NE1 Nolza!”.
She continued, “I was sad that the concerts are over, but “2NE1 TV” is ending now too? This was really the last episode, and I cried my eyes out with disappointment, runny nose and everything, so now I’m a puffy mess. Puffy Dara! There was so much more to do. I hate saying farewell.”
In her attached photos, Sandara pretends to ‘cry’ by dragging tear marks down her face. In the other shot, she’s seen making a heart with her hands, as she gives off a bright smile.
On September 30th, 2NE1‘s Sandara Park posted a picture of herself with Thunder‘s cat, Dadoong.
Sandara, who previously wrote that she was a little nervous around cats, seems to have warmed up to her brother’s pet. She wrote on her me2day, “I’m an immature nuna who wakes up Dadoong, who keeps sleeping, just to take a memorial photo! kekekeke Because of me, Dadoong took the picture with sleepy eyes!!!@.@ Dadoong is so sleepy~! kekeke I told him that he needs to practice his pose if he wants to do a photoshoot later, but Dadoong just gave a glare..ke Just like Dadoong~! He’s like me, so he uses his glare! Kyah~!”
In the picture, Sandara Park holds up her less-than-pleased cat and smiles cheekily for the camera. She wrote “Meow” and “With Dadoong, who is still half-sleep~ Click!^___^” as her captions.
Netizens replied, “Kyahh~ Unnie~! seems like you’re getting closer with Dadoong ! ^o^”, “Really..seriously..Our Dara, whom we love.. Stay healthy in Japan.. Return safely. Have a joyous time there…^^*”, and “You two are getting along really well! picture perfect! Dadoog looks like he’s posing for the picture too :)”
Source + Photo: Sandara Park’s me2day
by phenom @ allkpop
2NE1‘s Sandara Park updated fans while enjoying her last day in Korea before returning to Japan for their NOLZA Japanese tour.
2NE1‘s Dara dolled up in a beautiful pink hanbok for what looks to be a new photoshoot.
On September 28th, she updated her Me2day by writing, “Is everyone having a good day? I’m spending some quality time with my family for the first time in a while. The picture I’ve attached is from a photoshoot yesterday where I wore a hanbok. Although I tried to give a femme fatale ‘Ssan Jin Yi [Hwang Jin Yi ,a famous Gisaeng]‘ feel, I came out looking a bit awkward. Still, throwing this picture out there to spread awareness of our beautiful hanbok.”
Netizens commented, “You look great in hanbok”, “So beautiful”, and “You’re very pretty in hanbok.”
2NE1 is currently preparing for their ‘NOLZA in Japan‘ tour on October 1st and 2nd.
Source + Photos: Sports Chosun via Naver
by VITALSIGN @ allkpop
2NE1’s Sandara Park cheered for her labelmates Big Bang as they had been nominated on the “2011 MTV Europe Music Awards”.
On September 23rd, Dara updated her me2day saying, “Doodoong! The BIG BANG sunbaes have been chosen to represent South Korea in the MTV Europe Music Awards!+.+ It’s a chance to showcase a handsome side as a representative of Asia in Europe!!! Kya~!!! Hope to see them in the awards show! Let’s cheer them on!!! BIG BANG~!!! Fighting fighting Ya Ya Ya!!!^0^“
Big Bang has been nominated for “World Wide Act Asia Pacific Nominees” category.
Written By : JHEZWAFU @ dkpopnews.net
Last September 10, 2011. Formerly, Philippines’ “Krung-krung” and now 2ne1’s fresh Vocals updated her Me2day on how she got caught in a maze.
“Goddess Dara”, as fans called her was driving around for a head massage to break free from his various crazy hairstyles. She was confident enough in driving since she is familiar with the area and she knows it by heart. The massage parlor is just located in front of Seung Su Bridge or Yung Dong Bridge – but when she looked around, she had already driven across Yung Dong Bridge. Panic starts to drown her system, yet she thought of a very wise idea in calling Changmae ( 2ne1’s manager). He instructed her to take a U-turn , but no U-turn was visible in sight until she reached Lotte World and even straight to Garak Market. Yet, at the end of the rainbow there’s a pot of gold, Dara was able to finally be at the shop safe and sound and even stated, “After a long detour , she thinks her whole body needs a break”. What a relief! The maze ended in a relaxing way.
Even though, 2ne1 is busy promoting in Japan, YG’s now “head of public relations” Sandara Park , never failed to update 2ne1’s fans through her me2day account. It is really refreshing to know that popular celebrities in KPOP are taking their precious time informing their fans on their daily lives.
Source : Me2day.net
By : lemanie / Contributor @ korea.com
2ne1’s Sandara is working hard as a head of public relations even during the Chuseok holidays.
On the 10th, Sandara wrote on Me2day an interesting episode of trying to drive on her own and end up getting lost.
Sandara writes, “To give my head a break from all the crazy hairstyles I’ve been wearing recently, I decided to visit Cheongdam Dong Shop for a head massage. I’m totally familiar with the streets in that area, so I nonchalantly set out to drive on my own. I know the way by heart… the shop is just in front of Seung Su Bridge, or Yung Dong Bridge…. But when I looked around, I had already driven across Yung Dong Bridge! Panicking, I quickly rang Changme (a nickname for the manager of 2ne1). She told me to make a U-turn somewhere…. But how could I know where I could make a U-turn? Failing to find a place where I could turn around, I drove on until I reached the Lotte World and even further to Garak Market. Oh no! At the end, I was somehow able to make it to the shop safe and sound, but what a far way I took. I think I might need a break instead of giving my head a break.”
Sandara makes her fans laugh with funny stories even during Chuseok holidays.
Because Sandara is always diligent in communicating with her fans and letting more people know about 2ne1, she was appointed a head of public relations by 2ne1’s agency YG Entertainment.
By : pretzyc2h @ korea.com
Pada 6 Agustus, Dara 2NE1 memulai kampanye ‘NOT UGLY’ melalui Me2day dia untuk memberi kekuatan untuk mereka yang kurang percaya diri.
Dara menulis, “‘Ssan-teacher’s ‘Not Ugly’ campaign! Shazam! Aku pikir aku jelek? TIDAK! Kamu tidak jelek! Setiap orang, akan datang suatu waktu setidaknya sekali dalam hidup kamu di mana kamu berpikir kamu jelek! Tidak peduli apa yang kamu lakukan, kamu akan merasa bahwa kamu begitu jelek dan lemah. Tapi tidak, tidak, tidak, tidak untuk pikiran-pikiran itu! ”