Happy Birthday to 2NE1’s Dara (Sandara Park)!

2NE1‘s member Dara, or Sandara Park, is celebrating her 29th birthday (Korean age) today, November 12th!

Dara was born on November 12, 1984 as Sandara Park. Originally from Busan, she moved to the Philippines when she was 10 years old, and is known as the “Philippines Pride,” praised for her great, exotic beauty.

The 2NE1 member was first discovered on the Filipino talent search Star Circle Quest where she finished in second place. She then caught the attention of YG Entertainment‘s Yang Hyun Suk in 2004, and then debuted with 2ne1 in 2009.

On her official Twitter account, she thanks her fans through their kindness in giving her  beautiful birthday cakes.

YG Entertainment has celebrated Dara’s birthday a few days before her special day. The YG family and Dara have taken a trip to Dara’s homeland, the Philippines. On Instagram, she and the YG members pose in front of the serene Pagsanjan Falls with the caption, “Hwangssabu rulez!!! At #pagsanjanfalls #philippines #krungerzkoreanversion”. 

In another picture, Dara wears a pink suit while waving to the camera as if to mimic a Barbie doll. She captions the picture, “#HappyBirthdaySandaraPark 고마워요 ^.^ Thank you~!!! ❤️❤️❤️ #Darbie”

Included in Dara’s celebration is CL, who began preparing for debut in America with producer Scooter Braun. Scooter Braun is also the producer of American pop stars such as Justin Bieber.

Hwangssabu rulez!!! At #pagsanjanfalls #philippines #krungerzkoreanversion

Una foto publicada por Sandara Park (@daraxxi) on