Sandara Park (2NE1) Facts
- Ex-K-Pop Group: 2NE1 (2009-2016)
- Position: Vocalist and Dancer
- Religion agnosticism.
- Hobbies: The Internet and music.
- Specialties Singing and acting.
- Favorite Artist: Britney Spears.
- Favorite color: Pink.
- Debut: Quest Star Circle in the Philippines (2004) and on May 17, 2009 at SBS Inkigayo as a member of 2NE1.
- Languages: Korean (native language), Tagalog, English, Chinese and Japanese.
- Joined YG entertainment as a trainee in 2007.
- Before 2NE1 Sandara Rose to fame in the Philippines thanks to a second place finish on the reality show Star Circle Quest, although her fame gradually faded after a few years. This fall from fame coincided with the fact that her father stole all of her family’s money and left them for another woman, forcing Dara to become the main source of income for her family while she was still an apprentice at YG entertainment.
- On April 18, 2011, Park announced that she has been officially promoted to Director of Communications of 2NE1 in order to officialize its promotion, YG entertainment gave her her own certificate of appointment.
- In February 2016, she announced that YG entertainment has promoted her as public relations director.
- In July 2017, she opened her own YouTube channel called “DARA TV.”
- In December 2017, during an interview in the Philippines, Dara announced that she will finally have a solo album. It is known that she has already worked on 5 songs and that the release date will be sometime in 2018.
- On May 14, 2021 YG Entertainment issued a statement announcing that their exclusive contract with Sandara Park has expired and they will not renew. She is parting ways with the agency after 17 years.
About Sandara Park
Sandara Park was born in Busan, South Korea. When she was 10 years old, the Park family moved to the Philippines to start a trading business.
She is best known for being a member and communications director of the 2NE1 group. However, she first gained great popularity in ABS-CBN’s Star Circle Quest during her stay in the Philippines.
During one of her school activities, Park met Pauleen Luna, a former talent from ABS-CBN Corporation Channel 2’s Channel 2’s Talent Center, in 2004. She encouraged the shy Sandara to audition for Star Circle Quest, the network’s attempt at a reality-based talent search. Throughout the season, Park escaped elimination several times, all the way down to the final ten contestants. Her Korean ethnicity led to some problems with the daily exercises set by the panel of Filipino judges. During the last elimination round, Park collected approximately 500,000 text votes. She eventually finished in second place behind champion Hero Angeles. Park also embarked on a musical career that led to the release of her six-track eponymous album that contained the novelty dance hit “In or Out,” a song that parodied her experiences in Star Circle Quest.
In December 2004, Yang Hyun Suk of YG Entertainment offered her workshop classes in South Korea after watching the ABS-CBN documentary My Name Is Sandara Park. In March 2005, she attended the workshops, putting her career in the Philippines on hold. After six months, she resumed work in the Philippines, starring in several films. She left the entertainment industry in the Philippines and returned to South Korea with her family on August 1, 2007. YG Entertainment announced the next day that she had signed a contract with them.
Sandara Park (2NE1) Advertisement
- Adidas “AlphaBOUNCE” (2017)
- Head & Shoulders (2016-2017)
- Moonshot (2016)
- Penshoppe (2015-2017)
- Adidas “Originals Superstar” (2015) together with 2NE1
- CLIO (2013-2015)
- Nikon (2012-2013) besides 2NE1
- Intel (2012-2013) together with 2NE1
- G-Market (2012)
- House study (2010-2012)
- 11st (2010-2011) with 2NE1
- Yamaha “Fiore” (2010) with 2NE1
- Cass (2009)
- LG CYON Lollipop (2009) together with 2NE1
- Maxipeel (2007)
- Rejoice (2005)
Sandara Park (2NE1) Collaborations
- Park Bom – First Snow (With Sandara Park) (2019)
- Park Bom – Spring (feat. Sandara Park) (2019)
- G-Dragon – Hello (feat. Dara) (2009)
Sandara Park (2NE1) Drama
- Dinner Mate (MBC, 2020) Cameo
- One More Happy Ending (MBC, 2016) cameo
- Missing Korea (KBS, 2015)
- We Broke Up (Naver TV Cast, 2015)
- The Producers (KBS2, 2015) cameo
- Dr. Yi Ahn (Naver TV Cast and Youku, 2015)
- What’s Eating Steven Yeun? (BeFunny Studios, 2014)
- My Love From the Star (SBS, 2014) cameo
- Style (SBS, 2009) cameo
- The Return of Iljimae (MBC, 2009)
- Star Magic Presents: Abt Ur Luv (ABS-CBN, 2006)
- Star Magic Presents: Bongga (ABS-CBN, 2006)
- Crazy for You (ABS-CBN, 2006)
- Machete (ABS-CBN, 2006)
- Maalaala Mo Kaya (ABS-CBN, 2005)
- SCQ Reload: Kilig Ako! (ABS-CBN, 2005)
- Krystala (ABS-CBN, 2004)
- SCQ Reload: OK Ako! (ABS-CBN, 2004)
Sandara Park (2NE1) Films
- Cheese in the Trap (2018)
- One Step (2017)
- My Ex and Whys (2017) cameo
- Girlfriends (2009) cameo
- Super Noypi (Regal Films, 2007)
- D’ Lucky Ones (2006)
- Can This Be Love (2005)
- Bcuz Of U (2004)
- Vault (2004) cameo
Sandara Park (2NE1) Awards
- 2021 MBC Entertainment Awards: Popularity Award
- 2021 Korea First Brand Awards: Beauty Icon
- 2018 Elle Style Awards: Trend Entertainer Award
- 2015 1st KWEB Fest Best Actress (Dr. Yi Ahn)
- 2012 Philippines Kpop Convention Most Popular Female Star
- 2010 Philippines Kpop Convention Most Popular Female Star
- 2005 21st PMPC Star Awards For Movies: Best New Actress in a Motion Picture
Sandara Park (2NE1) TV Programs
- Shopping King (TV Chosun, 2019)
- Video Star (MBC, 2019)
- Stage K (jTBC, 2018).
- Borrow Trouble 2 (jTBC2, 2018).
- Mimi Shop (JTBC, 2018)
- Livin’ the Double Life (tvN) (2017) Guest
- Get It Beauty (OnStyle, 2017).
- Running Man (SBS, 2017) Ep.345
- Pinoy Boyband Superstar (ABS-CBN, 2016)
- Two Yoo Project – Sugar Man (JTBC, 2015-2016)
- Voltes V (Tagalog Dubbed) (Hero, 2006)
- Nuts Entertainment (GMA7, 2006)
- Gudtaym (ABS-CBN, 2006)
- O-Ha! (TV5, 2006)
- Farewell Lovers: A Lover in Paris Special (2005)
- Sandara: Ang Pambansang Krung-Krung ng Pilipinas (TV Special) (2005)
- My Name is Sandara Park) (KBS, 2004)
- ASAP Fanatic (ABS-CBN, 2004)
- Sandara’s Romance  (ABS-CBN, 2004)
- Star Circle Quest (ABS-CBN, 2004)
Sandara Park (2NE1) TV Drama’s
- Always For You (besides Jang Na Ra Yoo Da In, Yoo In Na and Seo In Young ) theme for One More Happy Ending (2016)
- The Two Of Us (besides Kang Seung Yoon ) theme for We Broke Up (2015)
- One Step theme for One Step (2017)