KARA Members Profile


NAME: ◊ PARK GYURI – 박규리
NICKNAME:
◊ Gyul ◊ Gyul Omma ◊ Goddess ◊ Mirror Princess ◊ LeGYulas ◊ Shikshin ◊ Carrot
D.O.B: ◊ May 21, 1988
Position: ◊ Vocals
Role in KARA: ◊ Leader
Blood Type: ◊ AB
Height: ◊ 162cm
Favorite Color: ◊ Purple
Favorite Season: ◊ Spring and autumn
Favourite Korean gasoo: ◊ H.O.T
Motto: ◊ Whatever the situation, let’s think positively
FAVORITE WESTERN DISH: ◊ Pizza

MOST ATTRACTIVE PART OF HERSELF:
◊ Collar bone ◊ Eyes

SKILLS / TALENT:
◊ Singing ◊ Acting ◊ Impersonations ◊ “Goddess Concept” on T.V.

HOBBIES / INTEREST:
◊ Food ◊ Reading ◊ Watching Movies

EDUCATIONAL BACKGROUND:
◊ Currently attending Dongduk Women’s University – major in Broadcasting Communications

WORK HISTORY:
◊ Appeared in drama/sitcom “Today is a Nice Day” with Kang Ho Dong (age 7)
◊ Appeared in “Girls Like Pomegrenates” CF with Lee Junki
◊ Appeared in drama “Ladies of the Palace” (age 14)
◊ MC JPOP Wave
◊ Live Wannabe
◊ MC MBC Every1 Idol Army Show (Season 4)
◊ KBS Radio Sukira Kiss The Radio
◊ SBS Donggo Dongrak Radio
◊ MBC Starry Night Radio
◊ Group song for “Boys over Flower” OST Vol 2 – Love is Fire
◊ SBS Radio SS501 Music High (Temporary DJ)
◊ Group song for “Chasing Kangnam Mother” OST – Fighting
◊ Group song for “Naruto” ending theme – Butterfly
◊ Child Model
◊ KBS Star Golden Bell ( Regular Guest )

SWEET FACTS:
◊ She came up with the group name KARA, which means “sweet melody” in Greek.
◊ She is the daughter of popular dubber/mixer Park Sohyun
◊ She is very close to her mother
◊ She is the only child
◊ Shares a very strong resemblance to her mother
◊ She is allergic to dogs but has two dogs named Nadia and Jang
◊ She is the perfect example of a leader; protects the members and always stands up for them
◊ She sleeps last and wakes up first
◊ Is a huge fan of H.O.T
◊ Can make a good impersonation of Jadu
◊ Is called “Goddess” by fans and her parents
◊ Fans call her “Gagman” (we call her “Gagwoman” though)
◊ She is very witty, outspoken, and hilarious.
◊ Her nickname “Mirror Princess” is because she likes to look in the mirror a lot
◊ She is considered as KARA’s omma because she is the oldest and looks after the members
◊ She likes to tease the maknaes Jiyoung and Nicole
◊ Her nickname “Shikshin” means ‘Goddess of Food’
◊ Her nickname “Gyul” was given to her by Sunghee
◊ Is part of the 88’ers club which also includes SeungYeon (KARA), Younha, and Yoobin (WG)
◊ Is currently studying Japanese
◊ She has visited many countries
◊ Her ideal boyfriend has to be “manly”
◊ She wants to venture into acting in the future but would like to be known as a singer
◊ Fellow members love and adore her a lot ♥ !!

Cyworld: http://www.cyworld.com/052188
Twitter: https://twitter.com/gyuri88

NAME: ◊ HAN SEUNGYEON – 한승연
NICKNAME:
◊ Ham, Choding, Big-smile-no-eyes
D.O.B: ◊ July 24, 1988
Position: ◊ Vocals
Role in KARA: ◊ Second-eldest/small sister
Blood Type: ◊ A
Height: ◊ 160cm
Favorite Color: ◊ Pink
Shoe Size: ◊ US Woman’s size 6 (Korean size: 235mm)
Motto: ◊ Go with what you believe in
Favorite Food: ◊ BuDae Soup/Steam pot
Treasured Object: ◊ Anything with music
FAVORITE KOREAN ARTIST: ◊ G.O.D
MOST ATTRACTIVE PART OF HERSELF: ◊ Inside eyelids

SKILLS / TALENT:
◊ Singing ◊ Dancing ◊ Impersonating Gollum (Lord of the Rings)

HOBBIES / INTEREST:
◊ Reading ◊ Listening to music ◊ Watching Anime ◊ Making random cute sounds ◊ Hugging her mongshil Nicole
◊ Teaching Nicole wrong Korean words just for fun

EDUCATIONAL BACKGROUND:
◊ Graduated from Tenafly High School (New Jersey)
◊ Currently attending Kyunghee University – Majoring in Film Arts and Theatre

WORK HISTORY:
◊ MC MSL Break
◊ MC SSGB
◊ MC JPOP Wave
◊ MC MBC Section TV
◊ Live Wannabe
◊ MC MBC Every1 Idol Army Show (Season 4)
◊ KBS Radio MayBee Volume Up
◊ Group song for “Boys over Flower” OST Vol 2 – Love is Fire
◊ SBS Radio SS501 Music High (Temporary DJ)
◊ Featured in SS501’s Lucky Days MV
◊ Featured on Nassun’s Single – Come to Play
◊ Solo song for “Welcome to my House” OST
◊ Group song for “Chasing Kangnam Mother” OST – Fighting
◊ Short cameo in drama “Star in my Heart” (1997)
◊ Group song for “Naruto” ending theme – Butterfly
◊ SBS Sixth Sense Quiz
◊ Samsung CF (2009)

SWEET FACTS:
◊ Once attended the Dream Concert as a G.O.D supporter
◊ Managed to attain a 100 on her TOEFL
◊ Is called “Haem” or “Ham” by Sunghee because she looks like a hamster
◊ She has the face of a ‘Choding’ (which means elementary student)
◊ Loves to make random sounds
◊ Loves anime, and downloads them when she feels stressed
◊ She was given business cards by different producers in the Convenient Store
◊ Her first love was during her teens at the age of 14
◊ She almost had the chance to attend medical school
◊ Refers to Younha as her ‘Honey’
◊ Prefers buying new gadgets (notebooks, psp, earphones etc) over clothes
◊ Re-took her college entrance examinations because she wasn’t satisfied with her previous marks
◊ Took the 2008 -2009 school year off to focus on KARA activities
◊ Dislikes doing the dishes
◊ She would like to venture into acting in the future
◊ She is part of the 88′ ers club with Gyuri (KARA), Youha, and Yoobin (WG)
◊ She’s a quiet person in reality unlike her image on TV
◊ Attended the same dance school as Hyori and Hyoyeon (SNSD)
◊ Her parents wanted her to be a doctor but she went against their dream for her own and now they fully support her

Cyworld: http://minihp.cyworld.com/pims/main/pims_m…sp?tid=22191183

Twitter: https://twitter.com/#!/fateflysy

NAME: ◊ GOO HARA – 구하라
NICKNAME:
◊ Koala, Honey, Gura
D.O.B: ◊ January 13, 1991
Position: ◊ Vocals
Height: ◊ 164cm
Weight: ◊ 43kg
Favorite Korean gasoo: ◊ Fin.K.L
Hobbies/Interests: ◊ Dancing
Skills: ◊ Dancing and Modeling

Educational Background:
– Attended Kwangjoo Academy of Music (same school with Big Bang’s Seungri – they are good friends)
– Currently attending Dongmyeong Woman’s High School of Industry and Information

 

WORK HISTORY:
◊ Model for online catalogues
◊ MNET Check it Girl
◊ MC JPOP Wave
◊ MC MBC Every1 Idol Army Show (Season 4)
◊ Model for Shopping Mall
◊ MBC That Man is Coming (Lead Cameo)
◊ KBS Documentary “Unwavered Dreams” (2005)
◊ Group song for “Boys over Flower” OST Vol 2 – Love is Fire
◊ Group song for “Naruto” ending theme – Butterfly
◊ MBC ShimShimTaPa Radio
◊ KBS Invincible Youth

SWEET FACTS:
◊ Auditioned for SME and JYPE
◊ Attended Kwanjoo Academy of Music (with Big Bang’s Seungri and 2NE1’s Minzi)
◊ She is from “Kwangju” the same hometown as Seungri and Sunmi
◊ Has known Sunmi ever since from a young age
◊ She is very competitive
◊ Has postponed schooling to concentrate on Kara
◊ According to members, she eats the most but does not seem to ever gain weight
◊ Fans call her “Koala” because the pronunciation is very similar to her name
◊ Is called “Honey” because her surname is very similar in pronunciation to “Honey” on korean, “Ggul”
◊ Participated in track & field in Elementry school
◊ Top 3 idols she’d like to date: Taecyeon, Junho, & Jokwon.

Cyworld: http://minihp.cyworld.com/pims/include/withdrawal.asp
Twitter: http://twitter.com/_sweethara

NAME: ◊ JUNG NICOLE – 정니콜
NICKNAME:
◊ Yongjoo ◊ Tweety ◊ Cole ◊ Nikori
D.O.B: ◊ October 7, 1991
Position: ◊ Vocals, Rapper
Blood Type: ◊ A
Height: ◊ 164cm
Favorite Color: ◊ Orange
Favorite Korean gasoo: ◊ Shinhwa
Location: ◊ California, USA

SKILLS / TALENT:
◊ Dancing ◊ Singing ◊ Rapping ◊ Can speak English fluently and some Spanish ◊ Cooking ◊ TV Personality

HOBBIES / INTEREST:
◊ Listening to music ◊ Violin ◊ Food ◊ Watching movies ◊ Eating ◊ Reading ◊ Cooking ◊ Practicing

EDUCATIONAL BACKGROUND:
◊ Attended Global Christian School
◊ Attended Laurel Springs School, finished 11th grade
◊ Hopes to finish school but is too busy with KARA and solo activities at the moment

WORK HISTORY:
◊ MC JPOP Wave
◊ MC MBC Every1 Idol Army Show (Season 4)
◊ KBS Star Golden Bell – Level With Me S2
◊ Group song for “Boys over Flower” OST Vol 2 – Love is Fire
◊ Group song for “Chasing Kangnam Mother” OST – Fighting
◊ Group song for “Naruto” ending theme – Butterfly
◊ Featured on Sunha’s song – String
◊ Duet with Kang Kyun Sang – Happy… And
◊ Featured in Kang Kyun Sang’s Happy… And MV
◊ MC MBC Bonanza
◊ MC MBC Star Ranking
◊ Mnet “Nicole: The Entertainer’s Introduction to Veterinary Science” (Nicole’s own reality show)
◊ Participated in writing the rap portions for KARA’s albums:
– She wrote most of the rap lyrics for KARA’s first album & for “Honey” as well
– She also wrote the Korean rap lyrics (1st time) for the song “Let It Go” from KARA’s Revolution album
– Wrote the raps for Lupin and Tasty Love from their 3rd Mini Album: Lupin

SWEET FACTS:
◊ Only member that has written for KARA’s albums.
◊ Fluent in English, and knows how to speak Spanish as well
◊ She is known for her happy, energetic, and friendly personality
◊ Born in Glendale, CA (USA)
◊ Participated in sports, band, and choir while in school in the U.S.
◊ Favorite song is “River Flows in You” by Yimura
◊ Her mother is in Korea with her now
◊ Loves to eat, talks about eating a lot
◊ Hates to cry in front of people
◊ She is the strongest (emotionally) member of KARA
◊ She is religious, a devoted Christian
◊ She has a weak stomach, gets sick easily
◊ She is not very good with Korean, and is prone to making cute mistakes
◊ Has a stuffed pig named “Acon” because of ‘Bacon’
◊ She is very fond of her stuffed toys including her pig Acon, Tigger, and Pikachu
◊ She is very good friends with SNSD members; Hyoyeon, Tiffany, Sunny and Seohyun
◊ She is the only child
◊ Played the Violin from 4th – 8th grades
◊ Hyori is her idol
◊ Wanted to attend Julliard either for violin or dance
◊ Says she dislikes people who lie
◊ She hasn’t really meant anyone close to her ideal type yet
◊ Says Gyuri (KARA) is like a real sister to her, both are very close
◊ Her Korean name is “Yongjoo” which means “Dragon Ball” in English
◊ She loves to cook, and often prepares the meals when at home
◊ If she wasn’t a singer she would like to be a patisserie, since she loves to bake.
◊ Received an oven for her 17/18th birthday from fans.
◊ Writes “Always Smile” with her autographs
◊ She is a Twilight and Harry Potter fan girl
◊ Her mother has a restaurant called “Red Kitchen”
◊ Has a puppy named DuBu (Tofu in Korean), given to her by the Dean of her University
◊ Favorite 2PM members Junsu & Jay
◊ Nominated for Mnet 20’s choice award 2009 for Hot New Variety Star but didn’t win

Cyworld: http://minihp.cyworld.com/pims/main/pims_m…sp?tid=53373551
Twitter: http://twitter.com/_911007

NAME: ◊ KANG JIYOUNG – 강지영
NICKNAME:
◊ Jing ◊ Kang Jara (turtle) ◊ Kang Ah Ji (puppy) ◊ Rice-Cake (because of her fair skin tone)
D.O.B: ◊ January 18 1994
PLACE OF BIRTH: ◊ Gyeonggi-do, Paju
FAVORITE KOREAN ARTIST: ◊ Big Bang

SKILLS / TALENT:
◊ Singing ◊ Aegyo ◊ Eye smiling

HOBBIES / INTEREST:
◊ Reading ◊ Listening to music ◊ Dolls ◊ Letters ◊ Dogs

EDUCATIONAL BACKGROUND:
◊ Graduated from Kwanghee Middle School
◊ Currently attending Muhak Women’s High School

WORK HISTORY:
◊ MC JPOP Wave
◊ MC MBC Every1 Idol Army Show (Season 4)
◊ MBC Radio Shim Shim Tapa
◊ Group song for “Boys over Flower” OST Vol 2 – Love is Fire
◊ Group song for “Chasing Kangnam Mother” OST – Fighting
◊ Group song for “Naruto” ending theme – Butterfly
◊ Featured on Jumper’s song – Sparkling Eyes
◊ MBC ShimShimTaPa Radio
◊ KBS Sukira

SWEET FACTS:
◊ She is a big fan of Daesung from Big Bang
◊ She is the youngest of 3 girls in her family
◊ Approximately 166cm in height
◊ Her audition song was SNSD – Kissing You
◊ Fans say she resembles a turtle, cute turtle
◊ Was at the 2007 Dream Concert as a DBSK fan girl
◊ Wants to do more cooking
◊ Shares a room with Hara and Nicole, sleeps on the top bunk while Hara sleeps on the lower bunk
◊ Introduced to DSP by a relative
◊ She was a last minute replacement when a new member choose to leave

Cyworld: http://www.cyworld.com/jj_i_young
Twitter: http://twitter.com/kkangjii

Former Member:

NAME: KIM SUNGHEE – 김성희
NICKNAME: Sungja, Sungbok
D.O.B: May 17, 1989
FAVORITE COLOR: Green
FAVORITE FLOWER: Rose
FAVORITE KOREAN ARTIST: Park Hyo Shin
SKILLS / TALENT: Singing, Impersonating Jeon Ji Hyun, Singing Korean classical music while impersonating Gummy
HOBBIES / INTEREST: Dancing, Listening to music, Making random sounds
EDUCATIONAL BACKGROUND: Graduated from Goojung High School (2007), Attending Han Yang Girls’ University for Vocal Music

WORK HISTORY:
◊ Original OST song for Drama “3-Leaf Clover” – Then I’m Done
◊ Group song for “Chasing Kangnam Mother” OST – Fighting
◊ Live Wannabe
◊ Guest Peformer at Monster’s Fan-Meeting (Duet with Real)
◊ Guest Performer at Shin Hyun Ho’s Concert

SWEET FACTS:
◊ The ring on her right hand ring finger is a memento of her late mother
◊ She also always carries around a picture of her mother holding her as a baby in her wallet
◊ Has a dog named Bba Bba Ddya Ya
◊ She has a habit of kissing her members
◊ Her mother was also an OST singer
◊ She is very passionate about singing and will not give up
◊ Loves the left side of her face (often calls it “handsome”)
◊ She has done yoga before
◊ Is said to be close to SS501’s Jungmin
◊ Is known for her amazing skills in forgetting song lyrics in a very cute way
◊ She is called “Sungja” (which means ‘Saint’); given to her by one of Kara’s dancers
◊ Admitted one time in Gyuri’s ‘il cheon pyeong’ (What Friend’s Say) “I am Park Gyuri’s lover”
◊ She is also called Sungbok which originated from Kara’s “Mnet Selfcam 1 Part 2” When they were talking about Kara’s younger brother
◊ Officially left Kara on Feb 29, 2008 upon her father’s wishes
◊ During her trainee days (before meeting other KARA members) she didn�t talk to other people much, often practiced dancing alone, she would sing to herself, wearing her headphones, played piano, or take ulzzang photos in her corner
◊ As of 2009, Sunghee still performs at regular gigs every now and then

Cyworld: http://www.cyworld.com/not_found.htm

Credit: Karaholic + Kara Soompi Thread

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