Friday, 7 March 2008

Sandara Park: From the Philippines (back) to Korea

Mabuhay dear Filipino readers. Do you know who Sandara Park is? I have not heard of her before. But now that she’s appearing in an MV with T.O.P. of Big Bang, the 24-year-old has caught our attention.

Sandara in UNO Magazine, Jan-Feb 2007 issue

Sandara, who is reportedly an entertainer in the Philippines, returned to Korea in 2007 and has been getting acting lessons at YG Entertainment. She will now star in Gummy’s MV for the song I’m Sorry, which is from the singer’s 4th studio album Comfort.

Word has it that Sandara will play T.O.P’s lover in the MV ;-).

Apart from that, Sandara is set to appear in a TV drama in Korea. It starts airing in May.

Sandara Park (박산다라) is a Korean who moved to the Philippines with her family in 1995. She made her showbiz debut in 2004 when she entered Star Circle Quest, an open audition program for TV. She then started appearing on both the small and big screens, and soon became a celebrity in the Philippines. Her ex-boyfriend is Joseph Bitangcol.

Source: KBS Global & Wikipedia
Pic credit: UNO mag & Pinoygameguru

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28 Comments:

Anonymous said...

Oh tell me this isn't so...

I'm not being mean or anything but this girl can't act to save her life --let alone her career! I've seen some of her movies and trust me, no one needs to be subjected to that kind of torture. Wrong move Korea, wrong move.

p.s.
I have nothing against her as a person. She's really nice actually. But her as an actress, now that's a problem. -_-

Belle said...

woah. i really disliked this girl before.. and now ahh. seriously?!? i thought i will never have to see her again after she and i both left philippines. hehe.

but its something to look forward too, at least. coz i love BB. but thank god she's not singing. and "Torture" is too nice of a term. ^^

Belle said...

and i gotta love Liz. she did her research! she found out about the ex-bf and used her last-desepate-attempt-to-be-famous-again picture. plus she knows 'mabuhay'. kudos! ^^

ps. she filled out that TOP nicely for a men's magazine.. right? in some pictures from the same mag, you can see all 12 pairs of her ribs.

Anonymous said...

She's training so she might be better now. Let's not bash right away.. Sandara is a nice girl.. And she's really funny!:)

Anonymous said...

Give her a chance okay? Lets leave her old career choices behind? If you have to judge her, then at least wait until the MV comes out and then you can say what you want.

I'm not exactly a fan of hers but after all she has been thru I'm kind of sympathetic so I'm willing to just wait and see and hope for the best.

And good job on the post! For someone who has never heard of her she really did her reaserch. Much appreciated :)
-maranwe

Liz said...

@belle, love ya too ;-) *hugs*...

Oh, I actually didn't know that was her last ditch attempt to be famous again. I just thought the guys would appreciate a sexy pic since my guy friends keep telling me I'm putting up way too many hunks.

sheela said...

its a good thing she's bringing *pride* to her own roots,cause korea is really where she belongs, its nice to see her with the other chinkee-eyed fellas,,hehe..*i mean no offense*..and this girl can actually use her own claws in a cat fight..

i hope she can do big in korea. anyway, she'll not be famous if its not for the talent search in the phil where she won *big time*

peaceout sandara!

*in or out*>> that's the title of one of her album in the phil

sheela said...

by the way sandara is all natural, never went under the knife.^^v

Vanessa said...

she's a cute girl. pity what happened to her career in the philippines; hopefully she'll find better success in her home country.

Anonymous said...

gagu kaung lahat.....

Anonymous said...

i think sandara will be an improved actress now that she's in korea. i'm not saying that she'll be a good one but all i'm saying is that she'll improve for sure.

i never really liked her but it's just common sense telling me that it's tough to act if there is a communication barrier. she's been in the philippines for a while, i know but she isn't half filipina. she's pure korean and lived in korea almost her whole life. so i guess, using a language that you're most comfortable with will make a difference with one's acting. she'll be able to capture the emotion of whatever scenario she'll be presenting. that's just my thought on this one.

Anonymous said...

It would be a good opportunity for her, since her career in here (Phil) dropped.
And i think she would do great in her own country...
and really can express herself unlike before...

And i think it is not right to draw any conclusion now, we can not say maybe she improve her acting and singing ability , it's been a year. you know....

Give the Girl A break.....

GO ATE SANDY...
KAYA Mo Yan...

faith said...

seriously, i hope she has learned her lesson not to ditch her career at the height of it...and decides to take it all back in less than a year. it doesn't work that way. sometimes fans still seek for credibility and consistency.
but everyone deserves another chance. she's been prepping herself for quite sometime now in korea.
best of luck to her!

Anonymous said...

I hope she does well in Korea. She may have done some bad career moves in the Philippines, but she deserves another chance. Among the Korean female stars, I think Sandara has a nicer face (i think she's a natural).

Hope she learned from her past mistakes and prioritize her career and fans.

Anonymous said...

I love Sandara! I am happy for her.

Anonymous said...

I think she'll do great in Korea, Sorry for Philippines, its your lost... Sandara be successful there.. GO!!
P.S I like her and I think she's better in acting using her Korean language

Anonymous said...

very great pic! she's the one who threw her career away in the PHILS when she received many offers she fled back to her country. When she returned she was forgotten.

Anonymous said...

She didn't have much of a talent when she started but she had lots of charisma. If she has been working on her craft since she left the Philippines the first time then I'm ready to be surprised! I enjoy Korean movies and TV dramas too... I hope to she gets a really good project and surprise us all!

Anonymous said...

it's true. she can't act. and to top it all she just didn't ditch her career. her old friends too! well actually i am one of them so i really have a grudge on her. she was really begging for our support before when she was just starting. to vote for her so that she could win the star cirle quest. she's a so-so. i hope korean media can read this. so that they will know her true color.

Rome said...

Hey guys give her a break! The reason that she can't act well when she was doing movies/dramas in the Philippines was maybe because of the language barrier. She can't express herself well because Filipino language is not her native tongue. Let's just hope for the best that her acting skills will come out naturally since this time, she will be speaking in Korean language.

analin said...

actually, sandara park she did successful shows in philippine, movie like can this be love tagalog movie check it out in the you tube... i really like it...but leading guy in that story was quit on the tv shows, but she still working both in philippines and korea...she's still the talent of the philippine tv shows because she started her career when she won at the at the star cirle quest one of the tv talent search...sandara was so very natural in acting and i really like it...she featured in tv show my name is sandara park...

jixia frm philippines

analin said...

sandara once featured her true life in KBS screening humanity which was filmed in philippines with KBS and filipino crews....chect it out at youtube my name is sandara park...

an nyong!!!

kamsahamnida!!!

Anonymous said...

she's good now.. i hate her before... she's the O.A. (overacting) type of person... gud luck for her career.

Anonymous said...

Oh tell me this isn't so...

I'm not being mean or anything but this girl can't act to save her life --let alone her career! I've seen some of her movies and trust me, no one needs to be subjected to that kind of torture. Wrong move Korea, wrong move.

p.s.
I have nothing against her as a person. She's really nice actually. But her as an actress, now that's a problem. -_-


-----in reply to anonymous.
fuck off! how can u say that korea is making a wrong move? why don't u search 2ne1 in youtube. she's improved a lot. it was the philippine's wrong move to let her go. kim chiu is nothing compared to sandara. It's not about her being a poor actress. It's the philippine's workshop. hahaha! Bulok kasi ang pilipinas. hindi marunung mag train ng mga tao. Korea made a wise decision. tignan mo kung panu nila na-train c sandara. ang galing galing na nya. magaling kasi ang korea.

Anonymous said...

She might be a poor actress before. But that was because the Philippines do not know how to train their talents to better artists. Korea really knows how to manage their people. wrong move philippines.

mark said...

Anonymous said...

Oh tell me this isn't so...

I'm not being mean or anything but this girl can't act to save her life --let alone her career! I've seen some of her movies and trust me, no one needs to be subjected to that kind of torture. Wrong move Korea, wrong move.

p.s.
I have nothing against her as a person. She's really nice actually. But her as an actress, now that's a problem. -_-

---------
here's what i have to say,

PITY YOU!! Sandara/Dara is one of the IT girls in Korea today.
Unlike you WANNABE!

Go 2NE1! Go Dara.. inggit lang sila sayo.. kung nasan man yung nagsabi nun, tanga xa.. :D

yzz's buzzin said...

Give her a chance

YULI said...

well, i am very happy of whats happening with her life now. compared before, she has more confidence which is really good.

 

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