Sandara reveals why it’s hard for a K-pop idol to be in a relationship
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Korean singer and actor Tak Jae-hoon asked if she disliked men. She explained that her decision was not driven by such sentiments but rather by witnessing many failed marriages.
Dara expressed her desire to remain single: “It’s not like that. I want to stay single. There are too many people around me who have failed [marriages].”
During the show, Dara also disclosed that she was responsible for prompting YG Entertainment’s strict dating ban within their group 2NE1. She confessed that male celebrities would approach her after her debut. This led to rumors that reached Yang Hyung Suk, the agency’s head.
As a result, all four members of 2NE1 had their cell phones confiscated. When asked about the number of people who pursued her romantically, Dara replied, “Let’s just say plenty of sunbaes (older) and hoobaes (younger).”
Dara transitioned from a successful career in the Philippines to become a K-pop idol in South Korea.
In the same interview, Dara shared her experience of being scolded and having her cell phone taken away during her trainee days. Even after the ban was lifted, she engaged in secret relationships, but they were short-lived.
Reflecting on her dating experiences, Dara confessed to being involved in “untact” relationships. This was characterized by non-face-to-face contact, even before the COVID-19 pandemic.
Yet, she recently decided to be more assertive in pursuing romantic connections. Dara took the opportunity to apologize to her ex-boyfriends. She expressed her newfound determination to engage in dating.
Through her candid revelations, Dara offers insights into her personal life and sheds light on the challenges faced by idols. Fans get to understand how hard it is to maintain relationships within the K-pop industry.
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