[03.29.10] Sandara Park 12 Part 'Star Diary' Part 12- “I want to be 20 years old”

Mar 28, 2010

Sandara Park, who felt like their first debut stage was not enough, is unable to forget their performance on Music Core last month on the 20th.

"I made tons of mistakes during our first performance. It seems like that experience became an advantage. Since I was really excited on Show Music Core, I was running all over the place. The audience had fun with us as well. It was the best feeling ever."

Although 2NE1 has been on several music programs, their return to Show Music Core was a bit late. They made their first appearance on Show Music Core after their debut 9 months previously, and were able to properly display their true skills.

Sandara Park stated "Even thinking about that performance makes my heart beat faster."

Sandara Park, who possesses a girl-like sensitivity to her, especially likes rehearsal stages. She said that she likes it the best when she sees other artists listening to their song and enjoying themselves. Sandara Park was extremely passionate when she talked about music.

"We have rehearsals for music programs. When we're rehearsing on stage, I hope that other artists will enjoy the music together with us. I also really like it when female fans like us."

Sandara Park believes she will be fighting a new battle this year. Not only in terms of music, but various other talents and revealed she wanted to do acting as well.

"Sometimes I wish I could appear in dramas too. I really liked being in drama "The Return of Iljimae". I want to try roles in various genres. I want to try something like Han Yeseul's role in SBS 'Fantasy Couple' too. She's a really interesting character. (Laughs)"

Sandara Park, who puts her 100% effort in all of her endeavours, feels that acting is a new challenge to her.

"I also want to try the role of an innocent, pitiful girl too. A character who, although is suffering from a typical disease and their life has been shortened, they are still living each day bravely. I did something similar in Gummy's music video, but it's a bit different from the lines in a drama."

If Sandara Park were to start acting again, who would be her opposing character?

At the time of Gummy's music video, she was matched with Big Bang's TOP, she was paired with Jeong Ilwoo in the drama "The Return of Iljimae", and she also acted with Lee Minho in a CF. She even did a kiss scene with Lee Minho.

"I've had a lot of experience working with celebrities who were born in 1987. I don't know if it was fate or not. (Laughs) I want to act with Top, Jung Ilwoo and Lee Minho again. At that time, I could barely speak properly with them, but if I were to meet with them again, I think we would become close."

When speaking about Sandara Park the other day, Lee Minho who was filmed in the kiss scene, said that he was unable to become close to her because he was too shy, and that he was unable to get close to the celebrities that he has worked with.

"Lee Minho-sshi? I saw an interview where Lee Minho-sshi talked about me too. Truthfully, when I saw the interview I felt a bit guilty. I have a slightly shy personality. So I feel sad about it too."

27 year old Sandara Park wants to be 20 years old. Since there is still too many things she wants to do, and things she has to do, she expressed her greed that she wants to be young again.

Source: http://www.asiae.co.kr/
Translation by GEE @ YGLadies.com


Bom's Thanks Message for the Blackjacks on her Birthday

Mar 26, 2010


To you guys~♡
Hi~♡ =)
This is Bom~♡ ke ke ke I was able to have a happy birthday because of everyone~ ♡ ke ke ke
I teared up.. because you guys wished me a happy birthday... T.T Sniff sniff..
I'll work harder in the future T.T
kekeke Fighting~ LUV U ~ ♡

PS→ We're working really hard on the album so please... really anticipate it~!!! Okay?♡

Aww. We love you Bomtaro! Please try your best, we will forever support you and 2NE1. We've been anticipating the album since forever LOL but yea, 2NE1 hwaiting!

Translated by: GEE @ ygladies.com


[03.26.10] Sandara Park 12 Part 'Star Diary' Part 11- “Why don't they contact me?”

The season that makes all girls hearts flutter has arrived. Lately the spring wind has been blowing gently, and Sandara Park's heart has been fluttering too.

"Snow White, Cinderella, and Sleeping Beauty in the woods, all get a prince charming on a white horse, why don't I have one~"

27 year old Sandara Park dreams of love. With sparkling eyes, Sandara Park said she really wanted to experience love. We became curious as to what kind of Prince Charming she was dreaming of.

"Um.. Wonbin-sshi and Kang Dongwon-sshi? (Haha) It's sad that these days Wonbin-sshi doesn't do many activities. He was really cool in the drama Ggokji. My ideal type of guy is a tough younger guy and Wonbin gave exactly that kind of image in Ggokji."

Sandara Park who is still lost in her dreams revealed that the truth is she was a fool at love too. Moreover, she said she had trouble speaking in front of guys.

"I don't have much aegyo and I can't speak well to guys. When guys speak even one or two words to me, I respond really awkwardly. When the other members see this, they warn me 'Until you change your personality, you won't be able to get a boyfriend'."

'Foolish Dara' has had one experience in dating. She had a boyfriend for one year but the relationship faded between them. After this, she remained single for a long time. She freely expressed her impatient heart.

"If you become close to me, I'll be really bright towards you all the time. I'm the 'outgoing one' amongst 2NE1. It's a bit tough to become close to me, but if you do, I'll be 'outgoing' Sandara."

Although Sandara Park said that she wasn't very popular, she has captured the hearts of many men in Korea. Many male celebrities have stated that Sandara Park is their ideal types on shows too.

"It seems like there are a couple of guys who have said I'm their ideal types. I saw those shows too. But for some reason they don't contact me? I've even asked myself 'Why don't they contact me?'. I don't think I'm very popular. Even those close to me don't show me interest, although I'm always with my managers. It's a shame."

Even Yang Hyunsuk's representatives changed their contract agreements for the sake of 'Foolish Dara'. But Sandara Park has only been disappointed.

"Yang Hyunsuk's representatives shortened our contract that said we couldn't date for 5 years to 3 years. But it still doesn't seem like it's good enough. In 3 years I'll be in my 30s. Of course work is important too. I can work hard while being in love too."

When Sandara Park was young, she dreamed of getting married at 22. She wanted to wear a wedding dress when she was pretty and at the peak of her youth.

"I really don't want to do it past 30. However because of my contract, it seems like I'll have to. I'm sad. I don't even have a chance to meet anyone."

Source: http://www.asiae.co.kr/
Translated by GEE @ YGLadies.com


[03.24.10] Sandara Park 12 Part 'Star Diary' Part 10- “My little brother is Cheondoong..”

Mar 24, 2010

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With a dongsaeng who is walking down the same path as her, and dreaming the same dream as her, she is not alone in her celebrity life.

Sandara Park's youngest brother is Cheondoong of MBLAQ. Although he overflows with charisma on stage, to Sandara Park, he'll always be like a little kid.

"Cheondoong and I are six years a part. Starting from when he was young I'd carry him on my back and stuff and I always worried about him. Even still, when I see him perform on stage, it's admirable. Isn't he cute when he shows off his personal talents on variety shows?"

Cheondoong was added late into the group that Bi produced, MBLAQ. Because of this, he had to work twice as hard.

"Starting from when Cheondoong was young, he wanted to become a singer. He worked even harder than me at learning dance. I think he's much better than me in terms of musical talent. (Laughs)"

While talking about Cheondoong, Sandara Park's eyes were filled with love. 2NE1 members even said "Sandara Park is like Cheondoong's stalker."

"Cheondoong's apartment is pretty far from ours so I can't see him often. It seems like my brother's busier than me. So we chat online and cam together online everyday. If I look at what Cheondoong is doing through webcam, the other members keep saying 'She's like one of his crazy fangirls.'"

Sandara Park's Description - In 1993 when I was in Grade 3, piggybacking my baby brother Cheondoong behind the Daegoo zoo.

Sandara Park is sad that she can't see Cheondoong often. Their activities are at different times so they can't even meet at broadcasting stations.

"In television shows, Cheondoong says "Noona, buy me food". After I see the show and tell him I'll buy him food, he tells me 'We're working on a new album so I don't have time'. I finally saw him during last year's ending award shows. I took the snacks from our waiting room and brought them to MBLAQ. Cheondoong needs to eat a lot. (Haha)"

Rather than opposing how out of their three children, the oldest daughter and the magnae are doing celebrity activities, their parents support them. Because of their parents' support, they were able to be acknowledged as celebrities and receive love from the public.

"While I lived in the Philippines, my mother was my manager. So she was always by my side. These days, she monitors me from home. I'm most scared for when my mom 'points out things'".

Sandara Park and Cheondoong are dreaming the same dream. Both want to make 'Our Studio'.

"I always talk with my brother. How in the future, we're going to build our own house. The first floor will be where we live with our parents, the second floor will be our studio. Truthfully, even though sometimes I want to stand on stage with my brother, we each have our own places to be."

Source: http://www.asiae.co.kr/
Translated by GEE @ YGLadies.com


Sandara Park, “Please give me a new nickname other than DalOng!”

Mar 22, 2010

2NE1 Sandara Park has asked fans to think of a new nickname for her.

Sandara Park wrote on her me2day page on 22nd March with a photo of herself attached, “Wassup!?ㅋI’ve been thinking about this together with those around me..ㅋIt is about the nickname DalOng! Isn’t it time to change it now? Because I wish toㅋDalOng DalOng it’s a cute nickname but it’s a little weird to keep calling it for no reason ㅋBody wise and heart wiseㅋㅋㅋI also want a short, cute and healthy nickname like baby Rin, Poppin MingJi and YoungChoon~!Kyak”

Fans have started giving Sandara Park the nickname of DalOng formed by joining ‘Dara’ and ‘Ong’ together. Netizens have been engaging in heated discussion after this to come up with new nicknames for Sandara like ‘SsanCho (short for Ssandara elementary school kid)’, ‘Dal-Rabbit’, ‘Da Roongie’, ‘Queen Dara’, ‘Dal Tokie’ leaving over 100 over replies to the post.

Sandara Park then replied “Ssan-Rabbit is cute.. I wanted to raise some and feed them.. A new chipmunk nickname is cute too I can then always have fun saying it ㅋ Is there any other good nicknames? Let’s pick a new nickname~! Ah come on! ^.^”

S: Newsen
Translated by sookyeong @ KBites


2NE1 Me2day Dara - I want a new nickname!

Dara: Whats up!? I'm debating carefully with my close friends..about my nickname Dar-ong! Shouldn't I change it now? I want to ke Darong Darong is cute but for some reason I'm worried that if people keep calling me that I'll become even older ke My body and my mind too ke ke ke I want to change~change~ my nickname to something young, cute and lively like Babylin, Pumping Minji, or Youngchoon~! Kyak...

Dara: Ssantokki is cute but.. if I use that people keep giving me food and trying to raise me like a pet.. My newly acquired nickname of Chipmunk is cute too but people keep telling me to do tricks ke They make fun of me by calling me Munkmunk~ㅠ ke Is there nothing good? I'm choosing a new nickname~! Ah come on! ^.^

Aww.. our Darong wants another nickname. Darong or Ssantoki is cute already! LOL. Meh. I can't think any cute nickname for ya Dara-ah. keke! How about Kani? Haha wink wink~

Dara's Me2day + Translation by GEE @ YGLadies


[03.22.10] Sandara Park 12 Part 'Star Diary' Part 9- “What the 2NE1 members do while at their apartment..”

Mar 21, 2010

Start Diary Part [1] [2] [3] [4] [5] [6] [7] [8] [9] [10] [11] [12]

2NE1's mix and matched framework is not much different from on stage. What kind of image do these girls have outside of their dazzling performances?

While it may seem like they like going to clubs and living a free lifestyle, the truth is that Sandara Park's hobby is doing the laundry and Park Bom enjoys cooking.

"When we don't have practice, we mostly spend our time at the apartment. It's not that we're not allowed to go out, it's just that we don't really have anywhere to go. What do our members do at home? Minji is singing 24/7. As for me, I keep on doing the laundry."

Recently, Sandara Park learned how to use the washing machine from CL. Since she was a celebrity starting from when she was young, Sandara almost didn't know how to do any housework. After learning how to do the laundry for the first time, she became really into it.

"The truth is, I can't cook very well. When it's dinner time, Minji cooks stew and CL makes ham and eggs. Me? I set the table.(Laughs) Park Bom can make really good cookies. But one summer, she made cookies and it was so hot I thought I died. Ah. Cleaning? We each clean our own room."

Through the four of them living together, it seems that their roles have really been divided well. So well that they seem to even be able to match their breathing on stage.

One of the things at the centre of 2NE1's personal life is that age is just a number. Essentially, the role of 'unni's and 'dongsaeng's have reversed. Gong Minji tells Sandara Park often that she's cute.

"My dongsaengs tell me that I'm cute. It's been reversed right? Honestly speaking, the four of us (CL, Sandara Park, Gong Minji, Park Bom) have quite a lot of energy. But we're pretty sensitive. So whether we're tired or happy, we're always relying on each other. When we're just amongst each other, everyone does aegyo a lot. Although I don't know if you'd believe it. (Haha)"

2NE1 are music bugs. They haven't experienced much outside of music. When asking her 'Have you ever ran away', she said they didn't. Then we asked 'What is the thing that you want to do the most?' and she replied 'We want to go to Lotte World.'

A while ago, Sandara Park took a vacation in Japan. She said that the most memorable part of it was going to Disney Land with the other members. She expressed her feelings about how it was an unforgettable memory, being able to play freely and enjoy themselves after so long. Not only that but the fact that both Koreans and Japanese people could recognize 2NE1, she felt thankful.

"Our members don't really like going to clubs. We all really want to go to Lotte World. We said that we'd go while wearing masks, but we still haven't gone. We should go before it gets too hot.."

Although Sandara Park has been pretty calm during the interviews, when she talks bout her life with the other members, she looks the happiest.

Source: http://www.asiae.co.kr/
Translated by GEE @ ygladies.com
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022610 2NE1 Fan Pics at Anshan University

Lovin' Dara and Bom's hair.

CLovely @ DC2NE1


Lee Seung Gi main actor of ‘My Girlfriend is the Nine-Tailed Fox’, Main actress is Shin Sae Kyung? Broadcasted by KBS?

Mar 20, 2010

The contours of the drama ‘My Girlfriend is a Nine-Tailed Fox’ which has gained much attention as actor Lee Seung Gi’s newest work is beginning to show.

As screenwriter of the drama ‘You’re Beautiful’ Hong Sisters(Hong Jung Eun, Hong Mi Ran)’s newest work, the much anticipated ‘My Girlfriend is a Nine-Tailed Fox has casted Lee Seung Gi as the main actor.

It was said that the drama had been contemplating between Shin Sae Kyung and the group 2NE1’s Dara(real name Sandara Park) as the main actress role of the nine-tailed fox. The staff’s opinions lean more towards Shin Sae Kyung, who they think fits more into the main role. About this, Shin Sae Kyung’s company says “She needs to focus at the moment more on ‘Highkick Through the Roof’ so we have not settled on a following work yet,” and “For now, we are thinking about working on the scheduled commercial shoots and photoshoots that were postponed.”

The drama’s airing station is also being determined. It is in the process of arranging a decision between airing in SBS and KBS. In the case of SBS, it will be aired after their wed/thurs drama ‘Prosecuter Princess’, and in the case of KBS, it will be aired after ‘Cinderella Unnie.’

On the other hand, Lee Seung Gi, his newest work confirmed, has released an image from a photoshoot with Samsung Gipelle with a charismatic and sexy image. This photoshoot has gained much interest because Lee Seung Gi does not show any of the nice and clumsy image he has had in KBS2’s ‘1 Night 2 Days’ and instead shows a haughty but elegant image.

Source: Sports Khan
Translated by orangie@ygsecret.com


Debuting in April girl group SISTAR, 2NE1 imitation?

Standing up as ‘Edge-Dol’ (t/n: edgy idol), SISTAR has become a controversial topic due to their immense similarity to 2NE1.

SISTAR is a four-member new girl group debuting in April, rumored for both their vocal qualities and dancing skills.

According to their company Starship Entertainment, “SISTAR is a girl group with both the skills and style to create a new cultural code with their popping music, dance moves, fashion sense and more and will rise up as a style icon for the 10s and 20s youth.”

SISTAR made their existence known through a fashion magazine photoshoot on March 19. But they have been criticized for having an all too similar concept as 2NE1 at the time of their debut.

DCInside 2NE1 gallery says ‘SISTAR this is a bit too much’ and puts up a comparison image. Their statement points out that the funnel Gong Minji is holding is the same as the one the SISTAR member is holding.

However, having the same items in a photoshoot is something that can happen. What was more surprising was that the name 2NE1 went by before their official debut was also ‘SISTA’. As evidence of that, there are articles that have been posted up in March of 2009 just before 2NE1 Justify Fullwas debuting, when they were just known as ‘Female Big Bang, group name is SISTA.’

Because of this, Netizens’ curiosity on the relation between SISTAR and 2NE1 is being amplified.

(Photo credits: (top)Starship Entertainment, YG Entertainment, (bottom) DCInside 2NE1 Gallery)

Source: BTN News
Translations by orangie@ygsecret21.com


100319 2NE1 on Discovery Channel "Hip Korea Special Documentary"

cr: SuJuBang2NE1

Wow, I'm so proud of our girls being featured on one of the documentaries in Discovery Channel. This is really big!


2NE1 Me2day Dara - Dal-Ong's Gone Crazy

Mar 19, 2010

Dara: Dal-Ong's Gone Crazy series part 3! I came to look for CL-Roo but it seems like she's bathing with her closet door open?! keke Oh! Pictures spotted! There~ is my picture! When did she write that Beh-Dong❤Beh-Uhn? You like me that much? ^.^ Gasp! That..That picture is.. CL-Roo's one love Teddy! TT Hm.. They do look good together! What! Me? or Teddy?!? Who do Black Jacks choose? TT

[T/N: Beh-Dong is the abbreviation of 'Baby Dongseng' in which Dongseng means younger sibling in korean. Beh-Uhn is the abbreviation of 'Baby Unnie' in which Unnie means older sibling.]

Dara's Me2day + Translations by orangie @ ygsecret21.com


2NE1 Card Game Character Mabinogi

Mar 18, 2010

cr: aznpriincess25

^ So cute! I want to play this too! My gamer blood is back again.

cristina0422 @ Soompi


[03.19.10] Sandara Park 12 Part 'Star Diary' Part 8- “I wanna live the university life”

Start Diary Part [1] [2] [3] [4] [5] [6] [7] [8] [9] [10] [11] [12]

Until the stage becomes a playground.

Though she had been looking forward to it for so long, Sandara says she was transfixed with the pressure and anxiety on her first performance.
Because she’d never even considered becoming anything other than a singer, Sandara felt so much pressure thinking it was her one chance to make a good first impression on the public, and show how much effort she’d put in.

”Our first performance was on SBS ‘Inkigayo’. I still remember it like it was yesterday. I was so nervous, you see. We were getting ready until 3 in the morning at the hair salon and we didn’t get any sleep. I think it was too much. Over a thousand fans came too.”

Sandara was so nervous during her first performance that she made a mistake. She could have let it go since she’s a rookie and all, but she and the other 2NE1 members were very disappointed at their own performance.

"To be honest, we were criticised a lot after our first broadcast. We were inexperienced and didn’t even know how to use the mic properly. I wasn’t able to convey my voice to the audience. I practised with President Yang day and night for a week. I think I practised even harder than before our debut.”

Afterwards, it was a much smoother journey for 2NE1. Sandara gained popularity by the day. People started following her hairstyle and it became a ‘fashion icon’. Recently on the nation’s favourite variety show ‘1 Night 2 Days’, Kim C made many laugh by transforming into Santina Kim, copying Sandara’s fashion and so-called palm tree hair style.

"I usually discuss my hairstyles with our stylist. Our stylist suggested the palm tree hair so I tried it. I didn’t think hair would be able to stand up like that, but it did. I loved it! So I performed on stage with that hair in ‘Lollipop’ and ‘Fire’.”

In the first year of their debut, 2NE1 swept the awards in four different categories at the 2009 Mnet Asian Music Awards (MAMA): Best Song of the Year, Music Portal Mnet Award, Best Female Rookie, Music Video Award etc.

Hundreds of singers debut each year, but every single one of them has to practise hard for it. It’s now the era where if a management agency announces they’re taking auditions for singers, thousands of people try out. Trainees are the one in several hundreds of singer-wannabes to make it through, so not a single one of them lacks passion or talent.

One reason Sandara and 2NE1 were able to do so well in their first year was that the mistakes they made on their first performance helped them grow. Everyone has stage fright to some degree. Seeing that even Yoo Jae Seok, ‘The Nation’s MC’ says he’s nervous in front of the camera, being a celebrity is no exception.
But the plucky idol Sandara chose to accept her mistakes and try harder to enjoy her time on stage.

When she wanted to become a singer as a child, it wasn’t because she wanted to earn money and become popular. It was simply because she liked singing, and music itself.

After a while, Sandara finally found herself enjoying the stage. Rather than thinking of it as showing the results of her hard work to her fans, she thought of it as more of a place she can sing her heart out. The stage was becoming 2NE1’s playground.

"We still have a long way to go. I want to ‘play’ with the audience for the rest of my life. If I play and play, over and over again I’m bound to get better, right?”

Now that she doesn’t feel any pressure towards her performances and her fans are starting to accept her as a singer, Sandara is preparing herself for another challenge. She entered the entertainment industry at an early age in the Philippines so she hasn’t been to university.

"I really wanna go to university. I had a chance once, but I don’t think it was really the right time. If I get to go to university, I would like to study something outside of the entertainment industry. I want to study business and experience campus life.”

Source: http://www.asiae.co.kr/
Translated by: sjay.x @ YGLadies.com


2NE1 Me2day Dara - TTFM MV Behind The Story P-2

Mar 17, 2010

Dara: Tada~! The last pictures and this picture is something I posted up from our Chae Rin's phone~! Don't you like it?! ^^ Little extraskeke They insisted that they would do this, so they did, but they filmed this sweating even more than their solo shots keke You adorable ones! Thanks to you, it turned out so well! Thank you~! Kiss kiss~!

Dara: D to the A! R to the A! Yeah~! Yeah~! ke When I often rap, CL-Roo says "Unnie ke this is some awful rapping~" keke When I was recording the rap portion for Kiss, Teddy oppa said "Dara~ there are three rappers in her! keke Do it well!" keke Me trying to rap in front of Teddy oppa, CL-Roo, and Mingkki was... commendable. keke This is a bonus picture~!...
Dara: Good morning!^.^ Did you see Reporter Dara's Star Diary today? How was it? I broke a sweat trying to finish it before the deadline. keke This is Reporter Park's first debut piece keke Yoohoo! This is a little present for Black Jacks~ Black Jack is 2NE1's big present~! (gasp.. Dal-Ong.. can't do rap. keke It would be embarrassing if CL-Roo saw this! ke) Unnie...

Dara's Me2day + lovesong @ ygsecret21.com


Dara's messages on SAL Photobook: "It isn’t surprising that cute Jiyong steals the hearts of fangirls."

Mar 16, 2010

For Jiyong’s fitness and strength during the preparations for his concert, his mother makes him beef soup.

Jiyong has been eating this beef soup every single day.

I don’t know why but when you think of Jiyong, you’d think he’d like foods like spaghetti and pizza.... but it turns out he really likes Korean food.

He manages to survive until the end of the concerts thanks to his mother’s beef soup. Maybe he ate it a bit too much though?

“I swear I’m gonna become a bear after all this.....” [beef soup = 곰국 which when literally translated becomes ‘Bear Soup’]

But even though he whines, he always manages to finish a bowl of his mother’s beef soup just like that.

Jiyong has been in beef soup-appreciation mode lately.

Read more translated bits about Dara's message after the cut

“Anything to say about Jiyong who performs with you?”

“I think that as a hot icon, it isn’t surprising that cute Jiyong steals the hearts of fangirls.

And its also great to always see him confident...Working really hard but really letting loose when he’s on a break! That’s his style.

As we’ve been working together, I can’t help thinking how chic he is but it’s also impressive that at the same time, he takes care of all the people around him and thanks everyone.”

t’s finally the day of the concert.
Jiyong doesn’t even look nervous, just chilling out...so why is it that I’m shaking?

Source: DGH @
Translation by: sjay.x @ BBVIP.net


[03.17.10] Sandara Park 12 Part 'Star Diary' Part 7- “2NE1’s story, written by Sandara Park herself”

Start Diary Part [1] [2] [3] [4] [5] [6] [7] [8] [9] [10] [11] [12]

A music video production diary written by Sandara herself will take the place of Part 7 of Sandara Park’s Star Diary. She wrote her own subheadings and posted the pictures herself too.

This is Reporter Dara! I see my reporting skills have been recognised by the outside world as well, so I get to be a reporter for the day.

It’s been a hot topic on the net lately. I am thinking of releasing the behind story of the filming of our ‘Try To Follow Me’ (‘TTFM’) music video.

◆The Story of How We Had to Refilm the MV

It took a whole 4 days filming 2NE1’s ‘TTFM’ music video. We didn’t have time to go back and forth between the sets in NamYang and our dorms in Seoul, so we stayed in a motel and finally finished filming.

But a few days later, we were given shocking news. We were told that we had to refilm the music video at the new company building.
(Bbarabam...ㅠ.ㅠ Could it have been that the President wanted to show off the new office?)

But we made preparations all over again and worked hard refilming it all night. The nice background was actually the new building’s cafeteria. It’s really pretty, right? I bet you never even imagined that it was a cafeteria. When we saw the results, we were amazed at how awesome President Yang and the music video director were. (haha)

It’s this picture here.

◆Our First Choreography

2NE1 was so nervous before filming the music video. This was because we didn’t have any choreography. But that nervousness was easily taken care of thanks to the newbie choreographers of ‘TTFM’. CL and Gong Minzy played a very active part in the making of the choreography.

The choreography of this music video was actually the combined work of CL, Minzy and choreographer Lee Jae Wook. They are such talented people. So with the choreography being made three days before the filming and us practising all night for two days, how was the ‘TTFM’ music video?

◆15 Different Looks!

Another spectacle of the ‘TTFM’ MV would definitely be the outfits. 2NE1 shows 15 different looks in the music video. We’re all wearing different outfits in our individual cuts as well as the group ones, so I wonder how many outfits that adds up to? Try guess.

2NE1’s stylists YangGeng (nickname) and Hyunjong really put a lot of effort into them. The funny thing is that the outfits were made before the choreography. They say the outfits were out a week before the filming of the MV, after a whole lot of meetings and fittings.

And we also got to show off some of our own personal collections in this music video.

◆Dara's Fighting Spirit Despite Her Injuries!

We were filming the highlight of the video, the part with the choreo. The ground of the set was covered in sand and because of the four cameras, we had to dance in a very small space.

So we started filming. Then Dara who had been dancing enthusiastically suddenly felt something hit her and her mind went numb. During one of the moves which included a powerful dance with their arms stretched out, Minzy had hit Dara’s head with her fist because they were so close. (ㅠ.ㅠ)

And filming went on.
But she continued being slapped, having her ankle trodden on by Minzy’s heels, being kicked and bruised in the knee etc. Not a single part of her body came out unscathed.

It was hard at the time but I hear they were overjoyed at the final results the day the music video was released.

So, was it fun reading my music video behind-story? It was really fun for me!

I hope you’ll continue to love our new song ‘Try To Follow Me’. And please keep supporting 2NE1! This was Reporter Dara, the member in charge of promoting 2NE1. See you again. (bows)

Source: http://www.asiae.co.kr/
Translation by: sjay.x @ YGLadies.com


My Monthly Quote

It's pointless to just envy other people's worlds.
I have to change my world myself.

- Sinichi Chiaki,
Nodame Cantabile

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