Korean idol Sandara Park became a popular celebrity… not only in Korea but also here in the Philippines.
In the past, Sandara joined Star Circle Quest in 2004, winning the first runner-up position. After the program, Dara also starred in movies such as Bcuz Of U and Can This Be Love? Also, she starred in D’Lucky One and Dr. Ian.
Sandara Park, proud to be the ‘Pambansang Krungkrung ng Pilipinas’
Due to her uniqueness and natural funny vibe, she became the Pambansang Krungkrung ng Pilipinas. Filipino fans loved her then and they continued to love her even when she joined Korean group 2NE1. Even on her Twitter, the description on her profile includes her Filipino title.
Sandara on Twitter
As well as her username with @krung21, and together with her tweets with Tagalog posts.
Thank you sooooooo much for all your support~!!! Mahal ko kayo~!!! 😆😍🙏🏻💘👍 pic.twitter.com/U7sET0OzX0
— Sandara Park (@krungy21) April 17, 2021
#superlatepost last yr pa itong video greeting from Super Junior for my friend in the Philippines! Ngayon ko lang ito post! 😅 Thank you Super Junior for the best bday gift for my friend!!! 😀😆💙🙏🏻👍 pic.twitter.com/vJ76MhJpMG
— Sandara Park (@krungy21) April 13, 2021
How lucky was this friend of hers that one of the biggest Korean groups in Korea greeted her?
— Sandara Park (@krungy21) January 29, 2021
And even the Filipino cuisine was being showcased in Sandara’s journey as a Kpop star.
Then here’s her latest Filipino language tweet. Pinoy na pinoy!
Alam nyo ba mas mainit ang Korea ngayon compare sa Phil?! Grabe… 😭🥵😰🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥
— Sandara Park (@krungy21) July 24, 2021
Sandara on YouTube
She even covered Inigo Pascual’s song Dahil Sa’yo’ with Korean singer Jay from the Korean boy group iKON. Dara also posted it on her Instagram and Filipino singer Inigo was amazed at the song cover.
Moreover, Sandara appeared in Korean TV shows, unexpectedly speaking Tagalog. Although her co-workers cannot understand her, she continuously spilled Filipino words.
Just this year, she trended on Twitter after she changed her accent from Korean to Filipino during a variety show in Korea. The program cast laughed at Dara’s natural cuteness, but also Filipinos who watched it.
In conclusion, Sandara’s success took her so many places. But, still, the Filipino culture will remain in her heart forever.
Her love for the Philippines, Filipino fans, and friends will always be with her. No doubt, her fans, and friends – both international and local – love her so much. She stays humble and with her cheerful charisma and natural cuteness win anyone’s hearts.
Sandara will be our forever Pambang Krungkrung. We cannot wait until your next visit to the Philippines, and spread your ‘kakulitan’ and craziness.
May Ann Lorio Leanillo is a Journalism Student from Cavite State University. She loves writing but is still learning and exploring the world of pen and paper. Watching action movies, mystery, fiction, and fantasy genres is what she enjoys the most in her free time. Believes that hard work and determination works over skills.