Sandara Park visits ‘Showtime,’ jokingly asks: Bakit wala ‘yung picture ko sa ABS-CBN hallway?
Sandara Park drew laughs on “It’s Showtime” after she pointed out that the ABS-CBN hallway does not have a portrait of her and jokingly asked the network why.
Park returned to the noontime show’s stage after years and performed her single “Festival” as well as 2ne1’s “I Am the Best” on Saturday, Sept. 23.
“What’s up, Madlang People! Si Sandara ‘to. Namiss ko kayo (I missed you)!” she greeted the audience. “Alam niyo, sabi ng mga fans ko, last visit ko raw sa ‘Showtime’ ay six years ago.” (My fans told me that my last visit here was six years ago.)
“Hindi kasi ako nakapunta dahil sa COVID so I was really waiting for this moment na babalik ako sa ‘Showtime,'” she continued. (I was not able to visit because of COVID so I was really waiting for this moment.)
The K-pop star then recalled her roots in ABS-CBN after host Anne Curtis asked the former how she feels that Filipino fans still dub her as the “Pambansang Krung-krung ng Pilipinas.”
“Kaya mahal na mahal ko ang Pilipinas e. At dito ako nanggaling, lalo na sa ABS-CBN,” Park said. (That’s why I love the Philippines; I started my career here, particularly in ABS-CBN.)
“Pero nagtataka ako, bakit wala ‘yung picture ko sa wall sa labas?” she quipped, referring to the network’s hallway which has portraits of its stars hanging on the wall. “Pakilagay niyo po ‘yung picture ko.”
(But I was just wondering why I do not have a portrait hanging on the wall outside. Please put my picture there.)
The show hosts and the audience burst into laughter, with Kim Chiu mentioning an apparent production staff’s name to give Park an explanation.
Park went on to promote her latest self-titled album, her first solo album in 20 years, then danced to the “Mini Ms. U” theme song alongside the show hosts.
Park first gained fame as a “Star Circle Quest” talent in the country in 2004, then debuted as a member of K-pop girl group 2NE1 along with CL, Minzy and Bom in 2009. The group officially disbanded in 2016.
Prior to her “It’s Showtime” appearance, Park expressed her disappointment after a Cebu City concert where she was supposed to perform was canceled due to “unforeseen circumstances.” /ra