Dara has always been my favorite 2NE1 member and it’s an honor to introduce her in this weeks Get To Know 2NE1!
Sandara Park, better known as Dara was born November 12, 1984 in Busan, South Korea. In 1992 due tough finances her family moved to the Philippines. In 1995 her family moved once again to Alabang, Muntinlupa City, Philippines and began their new life.
Path to Stardom
In 2004 Dara met Pauleen Luna, a former talent of ABS-CBN Corporation Talent Center. Luna suggested Dara audition for Star Circle Quest, a talent search program like American Idol and K-pop Star. During the season Dara faced elimination several times but made it to the Top 10. During the last elimination round Dara received half a million text votes helping her secure second place on the show. Dara then joined the stations popular tv show, Star Magic, and received many commercial endorsements and television appearances. In 2004 she stared her first movie Bcuz of U, the film won her the “Best New Actress” award at the 21st Philippine Move Press Club Star Awards. In 2005 she stared in her second movie “Can This Be Love”. That year she was nominated for the “Best Performance by and Actress in a Leading Roll (Musical or Comedy)” at the Golden Screen Awards. In 2006 she did two more movies, D’Lucky Ones and Super Noypi. Super Noypi was Dara’s last movie. While in the Philippines, Dara also worked on music, she released a six-track album titled “Sandara”. On August 1, 2007 her family returned to South Korea.