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KARA Members Profile

KARA Members Profile:

KARA (카라) is a South Korean girl group that debuted in 2007 under DSP Media. The group originally debuted with four members: Sunghee, Nicole, Gyuri, and Seungyeon, but had multiple changes in their lineup throughout the years.
KARA announced their disbandment on January 14, 2016. On September 19, 2022 it was announced that KARA are having a comeback for their 15th anniversary, including former members Nicole and Jiyoung.

Fandom Name: Kamilia
Official Fan Color: Pearl Peach

Official Accounts:
Website: karaofficial.kr
Twitter: @kara_dsp / @KARAOFFICIAL329
Facebook: @dspofficialkara
YouTube: DSP Kara
Fan Cafe: Dejuanholic

Members Profile:
Gyuri

Stage Name: Gyuri (규리)
Birth Name: Park Gyu Ri (박규리)
Position: Leader, Lead Vocalist
Birthday: May 21, 1988
Zodiac Sign: Gemini
Height: 160 cm (5’3″)
Weight: 45 kg (99 lbs)
Blood Type: AB
Nationality: Korean
Instagram: @gyuri_88
Twitter: @gyuri88

Gyuri Facts:
– She was born in Seoul, South Korea.
– A psychologist said that Gyuri’s personality is more like a guy’s than a woman’s.
– KARA’s members voted Gyuri as the most embarrassing member to be with, due to her often stating that she’s pretty or that the members are pretty.
Gyuri’s ideal type: “My ideal type is the same as when I was younger. It’s actor Jung Jae Young. He has a manly, macho charm, while still having a humorous image. [He has] the image of someone that would [offer a] hug when I’m having a hard time. To be honest, my father is my ideal type and [Jung Jae Young] seems very similar to him.”
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Seungyeon

Stage Name: Seungyeon (승연)
Birth Name: Han Seung Yeon (한승연)
Position: Main Vocalist
Birthday: July 24, 1988
Zodiac Sign: Leo
Height: 160 cm (5’3″)
Weight: 43 kg (94 lbs)
Blood Type: A
MBTI Type: ISFJ/INFJ
Nationality: Korean
Instagram: @thesy88
Twitter: @fateflysy

Seungyeon Facts:
– She was born in Seoul, South Korea
– She went to high school in the United States before she started pursuing a singing career, she graduated from Tenafly High School (New Jersey).
– Seungyeon looks up to Yoo Seungjun and Park Hyoshin. She blushes when mentioning their names.
– She doesn’t like the fact that she looks much younger than her actual age.
Seungyeon’s ideal type: is “someone who is manly, but has a physical appearance of a soft guy.”
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Nicole

Stage Name: Nicole (니콜)
Korean Name: Jung Yong Joo
English Name: Nicole Jung
Position: Main Rapper, Main Dancer, Vocalist
Birthday: October 7, 1991
Zodiac Sign: Libra
Height: 165 cm (5’5″)
Weight: 45 kg (99 lbs)
Blood Type: A
MBTI Type: ENFJ.
Nationality: Korean
Instagram: @nicole__jung (Personal) / @nicole_korea.official (Official)
Twitter: @_911007

Nicole Facts:
– Born in Los Angeles, California, United States.
– Nicole is under JWK Entertainment.
– She is very honest, that’s why she hates people who tell lies the most.
– Member of the one-time sub unit Dazzling RED with 4Minute‘s Hyuna, SECRET‘s Hyosung, After School‘s Nana, & SISTAR‘s Hyorin.
– She loves to cook.
– Her favorite NSYNC album is ‘No Strings Attached’.
– Nicole used to play the violin.
– Her best friends are SHINee‘s Key & Girls’ Generation‘s Seohyun.
– She has an Australian Shepherd named Melly.
– Her fandom name is “Colling“.
– Nicole left the group on January 13, 2014, due to her contract expiration.
– Her hobby is watching movies.
– She rejoined the group for their 15th anniversary comeback.
Nicole’s ideal type: “I like guys who can take care of girls.”

Jiyoung

Stage Name: Jiyoung (지영)
Birth Name: Kang Ji Young (강지영)
Position: Vocalist & Visual
Birthday: January 18, 1994
Zodiac Sign: Capricorn
Height: 168 cm (5’6″)
Blood Type: O
MBTI Type: ENTP
Nationality: Korean
Instagram: @kkangjji_

Jiyoung Facts:
– Born in Paju, Gyeonggi, South Korea
– She joined the group in 2008 after Sunghee left.
– Jiyoung always wanted Hara to be her blood sister since Hara always takes good care of Jiyoung.
– She sang Girls’ Generation‘s song ‘Kissing You‘ for her audition to be in DSP Media.
– Jiyoung thinks that her hands are really big and she is embarrassed by it.
– Jiyoung is cousins with NS Yoon-G.
– She often makes all sorts of noises when she sleeps.
– She’s a member of the one time sub unit Mystic WHITE with 4Minute‘s Gayoon, SECRET‘s Sunhwa, After School‘s Lizzy, & SISTAR‘s Bora.
– On January 15, 2014, Jiyoung announced that she would leave the group in April 2014 due to her contract expiration.
– She is currently under Elrise Entertainment.
– She rejoined KARA for their 15th anniversary comeback.
Jiyoung’s ideal type: She picked “funny guys” as her ideal type.

Youngji

Stage Name: Youngji (영지)
Birth Name: Heo Young Ji / Hur Young Ji (허영지)
Position: Main Rapper, Lead Dancer, Vocalist, Maknae
Birthday: August 30, 1994
Zodiac Sign: Virgo
Height: 166 cm (5’5″)
Weight: 49 kg (108 lbs)
Blood Type: A
MBTI Type: ISFP
Nationality: Korean
Instagram: @young_g_hur

Youngji Facts:
– She used to be a trainee under Core Contents Media.
– Youngji joined the group on July 1, 2014, after winning first place on Kara Project.
– Used to be part of the Hitmaker project girl group Chamsonyeo with 4Minute‘s Sohyun, G.NA and Lizzy of After School.
Youngji’s ideal type: “I have liked Kim Soo Hyun since I saw his acting in ‘The Moon That Embraces the Sun.’”
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Member for Eternity:
Hara


Stage Name: Hara (하라)
Birth Name: Goo Ha Ra (구하라)
Position: Main Dancer, Vocalist, Visual, Face of The Group
Birthday: January 13, 1991
Zodiac Sign: Capricorn
Height: 164 cm (5’5″)
Weight: 43 kg (94 lbs)
Blood Type: B
Nationality: Korean
Instagram: @koohara__
Twitter: @_sweethara

Hara Facts:
– Born in Gwangju, South Korea
– She joined the group in 2008 after Sunghee left.
– If Hara had not become a singer, she would have wanted to be a flight attendant. However, Hara was not tall enough to be a flight attendant so she gave up on it.
– Goo Hara passed away on November 24th, 2019.
Show more Hara fun facts…

Former Member:
Sunghee

Stage Name: Sunghee (성희)
Birth Name: Kim Sung Hee (김성희)
Ex Position: Main Vocalist
Birthday: May 17, 1989
Zodiac Sign: Taurus
Height: 165 cm (5’5″)
Nationality: Korean

Sunghee Facts:
– Born in Gangnam, Seoul, South Korea.
– She married Yang Won Joon in May 2011.
– Her favorite flower are roses.
– Sunghee’s mother was an OST singer.
– Left KARA on 29 February 2008 upon her father’s wish. She wanted to focus on school, as it was a promise to her parents.
– She has been working as a vocal trainer since 2010.

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