Surprise! Sandara Park was emcee at Philippines-South Korea state dinner

June 7, 2018 - 12:31 PM
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This image by Special Assistant to the President Bong Go shows South Korean superstar Sandara Park as a master of ceremonies at the state dinner for President Rodrigo Duterte in South Korea.

Fans were surprised upon learning that Korean star Sandara Park was the master of ceremonies of the state dinner between the Philippines and South Korea on Monday night.

Some Twitter users cited Park’s former pet name, “Pambansang Krung-krung,” when she was starting out as an actress from the Kapamilya talent search “Star Circle Quest.”

Others shared that their proud for Park being chosen to be an emcee of the high-level function involving leaders of the two countries.

South Korean President Moon Jae-in hosted the state dinner with the Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte as the guest.

Duterte went on an official trip to South Korea for three days. He reportedly returned on the evening of June 5.

Special Assistant to the President Christopher “Bong” Go said in an interview that the mood during the event was “relaxed.”

Go said President Rodrigo Duterte enjoyed the food and entertainment, while South Korean leader Moon Jae-in was a generous host.

Aside from Park’s state emcee stint, the singer performed Duterte’s favorite songs such as “You Raise Me Up,” “Ikaw” and “Wind Beneath My Wings,” Go said.

While Park’s career in acting did not continue in the Philippines, Park returned to her home country to become a member of the popular K-pop group 2NE1 and as an actress in Korean dramas.

Return to the Philippines

The 33-year-old multi-talented entertainer will return to the Philippines once again on June 29 to a sizeable K-pop fan market as part of #TeamPenshoppe. She will be in the country with another Korean star Nam Joo-hyuk in a meet-and-greet conference with selected Penshoppe customers.

Sandara Park became the master of ceremonies in the state dinner between South Korea and the Philippines on June 4. (file photo)

“Korean superstars Sandara Park and Nam Joo Hyuk will be in the country for PENSHOPPE FanCon featuring Sandara Park and Nam Joo Hyuk at the Mall of Asia Arena on July 29, 2018. Gates open at 1 p.m.,” the clothing company announced.

Just make sure to follow these instructions to secure the coveted tickets to the PENSHOPPE FanCon featuring the Korean superstars.