Joross Gamboa tags Sandara Park as he marked 20th anniversary of ‘Star Circle Quest’

Filipino actor Joross Gamboa marked the 20th anniversary of the talent competition “Star Circle Quest” with an Instagram post, tagging Sandara Park and other “questors.” 

“Star Circle Quest” season 1 premiered on March 1, 2004 on ABS-CBN and ended with a finale on June 5, 2004.  

The 10 finalists were Gamboa, Sandara, Hero Angeles, Roxanne Guinoo, Melissa Ricks, Neri Naig, Errol Abalayan, Michelle Madrigal, Joseph Bitangcol and Raphael Martinez.


(From left) Roxanne Guinoo, Joross Gamboa, Sandara Park, Hero Angeles and Melissa Ricks during "Star Circle Quest" (Photo from Joross Gamboa's Instagram account) StarCircleQuest1.jpg

Star Circle Quest participants including Sandara Park (Photo from Joross Gamboa's Instagram account) 


Star Circle Quest participants including Sandara Park (Photo from Joross Gamboa's Instagram account) 

During the finale, Angeles won as the 1st Grand Teen Questor while Sandara finished second place. 

On Instagram, Gamboa posted photos of the 10 finalists, tagging all including Sandara. 

“Kung nasubaybayan niyo eto Gurang na kayo!  Isa ka ba sa mga tumutok manood neto? Nag vote ka ba gamit ang nokia fone mo? Bumoto ka din ba gamit ang landline ninyo? (If you followed this, you are old! Are you one of those who watched this? Did you vote using your Nokia phone? Did you also vote using your landline?” Gamboa posted. 

He added, “Nagsubscribe ka din ba sa ktext? Isa ka ba sa mga active sa chatrooms noon dahil wala pang social media? Nanakawan ka na ba o may kakilalang nanakawan kapag elimination night ng scq? Diba? Nakakatanda pero masaya! Labyu All!!! Godbless! (Did you also subscribe to ktext? Were you one of those who were active in chat rooms then because there was no social media? Were you robbed or did you know someone who was robbed every elimination night of scq? This makes you feel old but happy! I love you all!!!!).” 



Hero Angeles uploaded a copy of a ticket for the  “Star Circle Quest” grand finals held on June 5, 2004 at Araneta Coliseum (Photos from Hero Angeles' Instagram account)

The talent competition launched the showbiz careers of the 10 finalists. 

Sandara became a talent under ABS-CBN’s Star Magic. She starred in Filipino movies "Bcuz of U, "Can This Be Love," "D' Lucky Ones" and "Super Noypi." 

In 2004, she was included in the TV series “Krystala,” which starred Judy Ann Santos. 

She also released the album “Sandara” in July 2004, which contained the popular song “In or Out.” 

Sandara left her showbiz career in the Philippines, returned to South Korea, and signed up with YG Entertainment. She debuted in K-pop group 2NE1 in 2009. 

YG Entertainment announced the disbandment of 2NE1 in November 2016. After 2NE1, Sandara embarked on a solo career. 

Sandara and Korean actor Jung Il-woo visited Bohol for her “Dara Tour” show on her YouTube channel Dara TV. 


Sandara Park at the Philippine Pasay Chung Hua Academy (Photo from Sandara Park's Instagram account)JungIlwoo (4).jpg

Korean actor Jung Il-woo and Sandara Park in Bohol in the Philippines (Photo from Jung Il-woo's Instagram account)

2NE1A.jpgMembers of 2NE1 in a recent photo to mark the group's 15th anniversary (Photo from Sandara Park's Instagram account)