'Krungkung' star trends worldwide over announcement
MANILA -- Kapamilya actress-turned-Korean superstar Sandara Park will make a guest appearance on "Pinoy Big Brother" this week, producer ABS-CBN announced on Tuesday.
Park's K-pop girl group, the wildly popular 2NE1, will perform in Manila on Saturday as part of its world tour. But before the concert at the Mall of Asia Arena, which will coincide with the four-member group's fifth anniversary, Park will visit her home network in the Philippines.
In a series of posts on its social media accounts, ABS-CBN and "Pinoy Big Brother: All In" announced that Park will guest on the reality show's afternoon edition, "Uber," and its primetime telecast on Thursday.
Shortly after the announcement was made, "Si Sandara Park" quickly became a worldwide trending topic on Twitter on Tuesday afternoon, with fans of the 29-year-old performer expressing excitement with her guest appearance on "Pinoy Big Brother."
Aside from Park, the reality show's official hashtag for the day for its afternoon telecast, "#uberNOBELA," once again topped Philippine and global trends on the micro-blogging site.
Dubbed the Philippines' "pambansang krungkrung," Park rose to fame in 2004, when she finished runner-up in the ABS-CBN talent search "Star Circle Quest."
After a string of film and TV projects, Park, however, decided to leave for Korea to pursue a showbiz career there. In 2009, she took on the name "Dara" as a member of 2NE1.