Sandara Park (박산다라) sparked a major concern among fans soon after she revealed her current weight. For those in the dark the former 2NE1 star became a hot topic when she disclosed on a YouTube show that she lost 10kg after weighing up to 47kg last year.
On 27th July, Sandara (or Dara in short) made a surprise appearance on the KBS’s podcast broadcast “Song Eun Yi and Kim Sook’s Confidentiality.” During the chat, Dara opened up on the reason why she decided to return to her usual weight of around 37 to 38kg.
“I don’t want to go back to that time,” Dara told the MC. “I just can’t. I realized that weight didn’t fit my body. Since I am short (she’s around 5.3 feet tall), (47kg) was too much for me. My stylist even cried and told me, ‘Can’t you lose some weight?’. When I moved to my current agency and took some pictures for my profile, the vice president commented, ‘Oh, you gained a lot of weight’. So, I was ashamed.”
When asked how she managed to shed those pounds, the “I Don’t Care” singer responded, “There were times when stress comes at once. My appetite dropped sharply. Living alone also played a role. For three to four months, I was so excited by just eating ramen, but I felt lonely and I missed home-cooked meals. I didn’t have an appetite, so I was able to survive with just a banana a day.”
Sandara Park also disclosed that there were times she was too lazy to eat. According to her, she would just lie down watching TV without eating anything all day. She said, “You have to feel good to be hungry, and I don’t feel hungry at all when I’m depressed.” Amid concerns about her eating habit, Dara then revealed that she has been like that since she was young.
“My mom was also upset. I haven’t eaten since a long time ago. There were days when I only used to drink Yakult. I guess that’s why I didn’t grow. I didn’t eat much. When I was in elementary school, I remember cutting a bag of ramen noodles and sharing it for a few days,” the Filipino-Korean artiste was quoted as saying.
Sook then asked Dara how she managed to reduce her cravings. The 37-year-old revealed, “A lot of people asked me how I do it, but I never really tried. I just got sad and stopped eating. When I got dumped (apparently by her ex), I couldn’t eat for almost a month because I was so sad.”
During the session, Dara also revealed that she had never had her weight checked back then. “The (2NE1) members were always on a diet, and I ate fried rice and pork cutlets in front of them. I apologised to them last year when I realized (the mistake),” the former girl group member dished.