With recent chart-topping hits and victories in music shows, seems like there’s no stopping newly debuted 2NE1’s climb to fame. But, something’s got to give, as they say. And that may be true for the group’s most controversial member, Dara.
On to the juicy gossip. Dara has had a fair share of rumors hovering over her even before her debut. Media and fans alike have been digging up news about her from her celebrity stint in the Philippines. From her past movies, projects, photo-shoots to rumored Filipino boyfriend/s—YG and Dara have explained them all out. And just when you think it’s all over, another news have sprouted.
“Apparently, Dara’s rumored bf Joseph Bitangcol said in an interview that he’s happy with Sandara Park’s (now DARA) success and calling her as his “jeon yeoja chingu” or “past girlfriend”. He also said that they keep in touch from time to time.
In a media interview, Dara denied that she is Joseph’s ex-girlfriend. She said that almost all talents in the Philippines are involved in a concept of what is called a ‘loveteam.’ This is how she and Joseph were related.
Dara and Joseph at a red carpet event in the Philippines
Sandara Park and Joseph Bitangcol were contestants in a reality show called “Star Circle Quest” in 2004, when Dara one first runner-up—this reality show shot her up to stardom and instantly became one of the Philippines’ most popular idol at the time.
Source—for a Korean version of the news, go to: The Union Press
Okay this is where I’ll be needing the help of Filipino fans who witnessed the whole Sandara-Joseph tandem. I did a little research and it seems like the two were indeed very popular back then as there are a lot of photos of them together appeared. Whether or not those photos were personal or for filming—that is the question. I looked for articles (at least the ones written in English) about the two and apparently they had a very rough breakup.
from an old interview from Joseph (source pinoyshowbiztalk.com):
During an interview of Joseph by Startalk, he said “Sandara will have to leave and is joking that it will be for good. And she need to go back to arrange her working visa.” The reasons for the breakup were not clear. Several reports said that Joseph was rumored to be dating a Japanese singer named Mayo Suzuki.
Netizens reactions were mixed. Some say that Joseph is riding on Dara’s 2NE1 fame. Others are glad that he wishes her well.
So, to our Filipino friends! What can you say about this issue? Did Dara admit that they were dating on Philippine TV? Your views will be very much appreciated<3
Well, if this were true—let bygones be bygones, I say. I mean, the guy didn’t say anything bad. But if it’s NOT true, well, I don’t think it’s gonna affect Dara’s career. 2NE1 is fierce and maddd talented. No scorned boy can ever change that.
photos from: forums.abs-cbn.com