Sandara wears 100-carat diamond ring for Elle Korea


Posted at Feb 19 2013 08:12 PM | Updated as of Feb 20 2013 08:08 PM

MANILA, Philippines -- Sandara Park, the self-proclaimed "Pambansang Krung-Krung ng Pilipinas," looks anything but "crazy" in the Korean edition of the fashion publication Elle.

Sandara Park poses for the March 2013 issue of Elle Korea. Photo courtesy of the Twitter page of YG Entertainment

The former Kapamilya star looks radiant in a white Gucci dress in a preview image for her Elle Korea photoshoot, which will appear in the magazine's March 2013 issue.

The teaser photo was unveiled on Tuesday on the micro-blogging site Twitter by YG Entertainment, the record label and talent agency that manages Park's girl group 2NE1.

In the teaser image, Park is also seen wearing a ring with a large stone. A fashion editor of Elle Korea said in her "tweet" dated February 1 that the apparent pink diamond ring is said to be 100 carats.

The other three members of 2NE1 also appear in other fashion magazines. Photo courtesy of the Twitter page of Sandara Park

Park's fellow 2NE1 members, according to YG Entertainment, will also appear in the Korean editions of other well-known fashion publications. Bom Park will appear in a photoshoot for Allure, Chaerin Lee for Bazaar, and Minzy Gong for Marie Claire.

The former ABS-CBN actress' Elle appearance also coincides with her reveal as the new endorser of cosmetics line Clio.

It was in 2004 when Park finished runner-up in the reality talent search "Star Circle Quest (SCQ)," earning her a contract with the Kapamilya network's talent management firm, Star Magic.

Following her stint on "SCQ," Park went on to star in a number of TV and film projects, including "Bcuz Of U" (2004) and "D' Lucky Ones" (2006). For a time, she was also a recording artist in the Philippines, with singles such as "Walang Sabit" and "Ang Ganda Ko."

In 2007, however, Park decided to leave for South Korea, her birthplace, to pursue a showbiz career there. In 2009, she took on the name "Dara" as one-fourth of 2NE1.