2NE1’s Sandara Park has extended her “Not Ugly” Campaign for another five days after seeing explosive response from international fans. Since the campaign began on August 6th, Sandara Park has received more than 7,000 entries from more than 18 countries, including Korea, Japan, Singapore, France, Turkey, and Saudi Arabia. The entries so far have come from teens concerned about their appearances, as well as regular salary men, athletes, and even house wives.
Sandara Park started the “Not Ugly” campaign on her me2day account with the message, “If you think you are ugly! Send me the reason and your story through my me2day! This SSan Teacher will show you for sure that you are not ugly!” She will accept entries by August 19th and announce the 10 winners by the end of this month. The lucky winners will be invited to a special event that is intended to “give confidence” to their appearances.
“We all sometimes feel useless and ugly. But everybody has their own beauty that no one else has. I hope a lot of people would get encouraged after listening to ‘Ugly,’” Sandara Park said when she began the campaign.
Meanwhile, 2NE1’s latest single, “Ugly,” has swept various Korean music charts achieving the fifth “all-kill” from their second mini album. They are scheduled to hold their first-ever solo concert, “NOLZA,” from August 26th to 28th in Seoul.