Filipino actor Joross Gamboa has found old photos of Sandara Park and other alumni of the TV show “Star Circle Quest” season 1.
Before attaining global fame as a member of K-pop girl group 2NE1, Sandara Park, or Dara, launched her showbiz career in the Philippines after competing in the first edition of “Star Circle Quest,” a talent competition that aired on ABS-CBN from March to June 2004.
Gamboa posted the old photos, taken in 2005 in Tagaytay, a tourist area in the Philippines.
“May nahalungkat ako sa baol. @mrsnerimiranda @daraxxi @sephyboi13 @iamheroangeles @mitch_madrigal mga Titos at Titas comment na #tagaytay #2005 (I found something in the trunk. @mrsnerimiranda @daraxxi @sephyboi13 @iamheroangeles @mitch_madrigal. Uncles and aunties comment now #tagaytay #2005),” he wrote on Instagram.
In the photos, Gamboa and Dara are with Joseph Bitangcol, Neri Naig, Melissa Ricks and Hero Angeles, who were also contestants on “Star Circle Quest.” Dara and Bitangcol had a romantic relationship.
In the contest, Angeles emerged as the grand winner while Dara and Gamboa became runners-up along with Roxanne Ginoo and Melissa Ricks.
In the Philippines, Sandara Park launched her acting and singing careers, starring in movies and TV shows, and releasing songs.
She left her career in the Philippines and debuted in 2NE1 in 2009.