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T-ara (티아라) is a girl group formed under MBK Entertainment. They currently consists of 4 members: Qri, Eunjung, Hyomin and Jiyeon. T-ara debuted on July 29, 2009 with their single called ‘Lies’. They left MBK Entertainment in 2018, and each went to a different company to focus on their individual schedules. They are on hiatus for group activities.

T-ara Fandom Name: Queen’s (Korea) & Sweet Treasure (Japan)
T-ara Japan Official Fan Colour: Pearl Ivory
T-ara International Official Fan Colour: Yellow

T-ara Official Accounts:
Facebook: officialtara

T-ara Members Profile:
Qri

Stage Name: Qri (큐리)
Birth Name: Lee Ji Hyun (이지현)
Chinese Name: Lee Qri (李居麗)
Position: Leader, Sub-vocalist
Birthday: December 12, 1986
Height: 163 cm (5’4″)
Weight: 44 kg (97 lbs)
Blood Type: B
Instagram: qtfreet
Twitter: QriPretty
TikTok: qri_pretty
Sub-Unit: T-ara QBS

Qri’s facts:
– She was born in Seoul, South Korea.
– She attended MyongJi University (studying theatrics) and is classmate of fellow member, Boram.
– She joined BMB Entertainment in 2020 for her acting activities (2020-present). [Updated on July 2021]
– Qri was the last member to be added to T-ara after pre-debut members Jiae and Jiwon quit.
– (T-ara uses rotational system for their leader position) She is the fifth leader of T-ara and has been running the position since 2013.
– She has a younger brother.
– She shares the same birthday as her fellow member Eunjung.
– Her nickname is Qrincess (Qri + Princess) because she is very shy, and she is the most feminine member.
– Her Instagram name ‘qtfreet’ is the play of word ‘cutie pretty’.
– She knows how to play the bass guitar (she previously trained as a band member).
– She revealed in Knowing Brothers (ep 288) that when she was a trainee preparing to debut in T-ara, she was simultaneously training in another company to debut in a band (she was desperate to debut back then). She would practice with T-ara members at day, but at dawn she would head to the other company to train.
– Her MBTI is ESTP.
– Qri was a model and a famous ulzzang before her debut.
– When they were living in their dorm, her roommate was Boram. For oversea activities, her roommate is Hyomin.
– She debuted in a sub-unit ‘T-ara QBS’ in 2013 with members Soyeon and Boram in Japan. Together, they released their first Japanese single ‘Like the Wind’.
– She has 5 dogs (3 Pomeranians: Bappuli, Bobby & Cocobrown, 1 Poodle: Dream, and 1 Mini Bichon: Ddukguk). [Updated on July 2021]
– She participated in singing ‘My Love’ soundtrack for “The Best Hit” drama (2017).
– In December 2020, Qri came out with her own jewellery brand, ‘Qri el’ (큐리엘).
– Some of her notable acting career includes “Sweet Temptation” (2015 – web drama), “The King of Legend” (2010), “Southern Trader Kim Chul Soo’s Updates” (2010), “The Great Queen Seondeok” (2009).
Qri’s ideal type: guys that focus on their career.

Eunjung

Stage Name: Eunjung (은정)
Birth Name: Hahm Eun Jung (함은정)
Chinese Name: Hahm Eun-jung (咸晶)
Position: Main Rapper, Lead Vocalist
Birthday: December 12, 1988
Zodiac Sign: Sagittarius
Height: 168 cm (5’6″)
Weight: 48 kg (101 lbs)
Blood Type: O
Twitter: taraeunjung1212
Instagram: @eunjung.hahm
TikTok: eunjung1212
YouTube: 함은정 [Eunjung Official]
Sub-Unit: T-ara N4

Eunjung’s facts:
– She was born in Seoul, South Korea.
– She enrolled in Dongguk Women’s University with a major in Performing Arts.
– After she left MBK Entertainment, she joined UFO Production in 2018 and subsequently Cabin74 in 2020. Currently, she is a free agent. [Updated on July 2021]
– She was the first leader of T-ara, running the position from July 2009 to July 2010.
– She is an only child.
– When they were living in their dorm, her roommate was Soyeon. For oversea activities, her roommate is Jiyeon.
– In 1995, Eunjung at the age of 7, participated and won the ‘Little Miss Korea’ pageant.
– She used to take ballet classes when she was a kid.
– She has a third-degree black belt in Taekwondo.
– Her MBTI is ENFP.
– She and Jiyeon were first trained as actress before switching their career to idols instead.
– She shares the same birthday as her fellow member Qri.
– Her hobbies are watching movies, arranging flowers and reading, especially fashion magazines.
– She has a white Maltese named ‘Monggeul’, which was given to her by her fan.
– She is better recognized for her short hair.
– She is close friends with Spica/pre-debut T-ara member Jiwon and KARA‘s Gyuri.
– In 2011 she participated on the TV show ‘We Got Married’ where her virtual husband was actor Lee Jang Woo.
– She was the host for Show Champion alongside f(x) Amber (2013).
– In 2013, she debuted in the sub-unit ‘T-ara N4‘ with Hyomin, Jiyeon and former member Areum. Together, they released the title track ‘Jeon Won Diary’ and ‘Can We Love’.
– When she debuted as a solo artist with her first mini album ‘I’m Good’ (2015), she used the stage name Elsie.
– She also made her solo debut in Japan with the single ‘Desire” in 2019.
She was a contestant in King of Mask Singer as ‘Strawberry Girl’. She managed to compete in the 2nd round (2018).
– She made her debut as a musical actress in 2020 when she played as Cosette in Les Misérables (August 2020).
– She made appearances in music videos such as SG Wannabe’s ‘Gasiri; FTISLAND’s ‘Thunder’, ‘Only One Person’ and ‘A Man’s First Love Follow Him to The Grave’; Davichi’s ‘Let the Time Stop’.
– Some of her notable acting career includes “Coffee House” (2010); “Dream High” (2011); “Insu”, “The Queen Mother” (2011 – 2012); “All Kinds of Daughters-in-Law” (2017) and “Lovely Horribly” (2018).
– She participated in various OST: ‘Coffee House’ for “Coffee House” (2010); ‘My Love’ for “The Best Hit” (2017); ‘Shout To The Sky’ for “My Secret Terrius” (2018); ‘You Are My Star’ for “I Hate You Juliet” (2019).
Eunjung’s ideal type: a guy that is good at rapping, has warm charisma and small eyes (she mentioned Big Bang’s T.O.P).

Hyomin

Stage Name: Hyomin (효민)
Birth Name: Park Sun Young (박선영)
Chinese Name: Park Hyomin (朴孝敏)
Position: Main Vocalist, Lead Rapper, Lead Dancer
Birthday: May 30, 1989
Zodiac Sign: Gemini
Height: 167 cm (5’6”)
Weight: 43 kg (94 lbs)
Blood Type: O
Instagram: hyominnn
Twitter: b89530
TikTok: @hyominnn5
Youtube: 효민TV
Sub-Unit: T-ara N4

Hyomin’s facts:
– She was born in Busan, South Korea.
– She enrolled in Sungkyunkwan University (Art and Theatre Department).
– After she left MBK Entertainment, she joined Sublime Artist Agency but she soon left in 2021. [Updated on July 2021]
– She was the third leader of T-ara, running the position from June 2011 to December 2011.
– Hyomin was a really famous ulzzang before her debut.
– She is an only child.
– She used to be a JYP Entertainment trainee. Hyomin was supposed to replace Hyuna as a member of Wonder Girls, but Yubin was eventually selected. Hyomin left the agency soon after.
– She can play the keyboards.
– Her MBTI is INFJ.
– Her hobbies are photography, painting, cooking, and drinking wine and beer.
– She obtained a certification in Japanese cuisine.
– She recently adopted a new hobby in golf. (2021)
– She keeps up with the current fashion trends.
– She debuted as a solo artist in 2014 with her mini album ‘Make Up’, and later on released ‘Sketch’
(2016), and ‘Allure’ (2019).
– She also released digital singles ‘Mango’ in 2018, and ‘U Um U Um’ in 2019.
– She used to have 2 pet dogs: ‘Youngmini’ and ‘Mini’, but they passed away.
– Hyomin’s best friends are Girls’ Generation Sunny and Yuri.
– She has many celebrity friends.
– She is known as the mood-maker of the group.
– When they were living in their dorm, her roommate was Jiyeon. For oversea activities, her roommate is Qri.
– Hyomin participated on the Chinese version of “We Got Married” where her partner was the Chinese celebrity Fu Xinbo.
– She was one of the ‘G7 girls’ of Invincible Youth (2009).
– In 2013, she debuted in the sub-unit ‘T-ara N4‘ with Eunjung, Jiyeon and former member Areum. Together, they released the title track ‘Jeon Won Diary’ and ‘Can We Love’.
– She was a contestant in King of Mask Singer as ‘Cancer’. She managed to compete in the 2nd round (2018).
– She made appearances in music videos such as SS501’s ‘Unlock’; FTISLAND’s ‘Heaven’; SG Wannabe’s ‘Unforgettable Breakup’.
– She participated in various OST: ‘Empty Space’ for Summer Guys (2021); ‘Coffee Over Milk’ for Coffee House (2010); ‘My Love’ for The
Best Hit (2017).
– Some of her notable acting history include ‘My Girlfriend is a Nine-Tailed Fox’ (2010), ‘Gye-
Baek’ (2011), ‘The Thousandth Man’ (2012), ‘Jinx!!!’ (2013) and the movie ‘Ghastly’ (2011).
Hyomin’s ideal type: someone that looks good in sweaters, good with reactions, someone who can accept her words playfully, is pure, genuine, fun, and likes to smile.

Jiyeon

Stage Name: Jiyeon (지연)
Birth Name: Park Ji Yeon (박지연)
Chinese Name: Park Ji Yeon (朴芝妍)
Position: Main Dancer, Lead Vocalist, Visual, Face of The Group, Maknae
Birthday: June 7, 1993
Zodiac Sign: Gemini
Height: 165 cm (5’4”)
Weight: 45 kg (99 lbs)
Blood Type: AB
Twitter: pjy1234
Instagram: jiyeon2__
TikTok: @jiyeon2__
Youtube: JIYEON official / 지연 JIYEON
Sub-Unit: T-ara N4

Jiyeon’s facts:
– She was born in Seoul, South Korea.
– She went to Seoul Arts High School, Hyehwa Girls High School and Lila Art High School.
– After she left MBK Entertainment, she joined Longzhen Culture for her China promotions and Partners Park for her domestic activities; but, she has left both the company. [Updated on July 2021]
– She has an older brother, Park Hyo Joon.
– Her MBTI is INFJ.
– She has 3 dogs (2 Pomeranians: Wang & Wangbi, and 1 Toy Poodle: Chobi); Chobi lives with her whereas Wang and Wangbi stay with her parents).
– She was the host for Music Core (2010 – 2011) and The Show (2014 – 2015).
– Her best friend is singer and actress IU and f(x) Luna.
– She learned taekwondo for 7 years, and has a level 3 certificate in taekwondo.
– When they were living in their dorm, her roommate was Hyomin. For oversea activities, her roommate is Eunjung.
– She is the only 6-ara member that has not held the leader position.
– She first debuted as a celebrity (before T-ara’s debut in July 2009) in her collaboration with Davichi and SeeYa on the digital single ‘Women’s Generation’ (May 2009).
– She and Eunjung were first trained as actress before switching their career to idols instead.
– In 2013, she debuted in the sub-unit ‘T-ara N4’ with Eunjung, Hyomin and former member Areum. Together, they released the title track ‘Jeon Won Diary’ and ‘Can We Love’.
– She was the first T-ara member to debut as a solo artist. She debuted with her mini album ‘Never Ever’ in 2014, and later released ‘Senpass’ in 2019.
– She also released digital single ‘One Day’ in 2018.
– ‘Summer Love’, a collaboration single between Jiyeon, Jun Hyung (2BiC) and Yoon Yo was released in 2015.
– She collaborated with Vietnamese singer Soobin Hoàng Sơn in 2018, and released both Korean and Vietnamese version of ‘Between Us’.
– She collaborated with her brother and sang ‘Way Back Home’ soundtrack for the drama ‘The Queen of Mystery 2’.
– She participated in various OST: ‘Rolling’ for Master of Study (2010); ‘More’ for Jungle Fish 2 (2010); ‘Superstar’, ‘Together’ and ‘Day after Day’ for Dream High 2 (2012); ‘Kiss and Cry’ for Triangle (2014); ‘My Love’ for The Best Hit (2017); ‘One Blue Night’ for I Wanna Hear Your Song (2019); ‘No Answer’ for Imitation (2021).
– She made appearances in music videos such as SG Wannabe‘s ‘My love, Crybaby’ and ‘Saranghae’; Seo In Guk’s Shake It Up; The SeeYa & Son Ho Jun’s ‘More and More’; T-ara, The SeeYa, 5Dolls & Speed’s ‘Painkiller’.
– Some of her notable acting career includes “Imitation” (2021), “I Wanna Hear Your Song” (2019), “Triangle” (2014), “Dream High Season 2” (2012), “Miss Ripley” (2011), “Jungle Fish 2” (2010), “Master of Study” (2009), “High Kick! 2” (2009-2010), “Soul/Possessed” (2009), “Ae-ja’s Older Sister, Min-ja” (2008).
– She plays the fictional soloist character “La Lima” in Imitation (2021).
– Jiyeon’s ideal type: Lee Chun Hee (she mentioned him in every single interview, and didn’t say what exactly her ideal type is).
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Former Members:
Boram

Stage Name: Boram (보람)
Birth Name: Jeon Bo Ram (전보람)
Chinese Name: Jeon Bo Ram (全宝蓝)
Position: Sub-vocalist
Birthday: March 22, 1986
Zodiac Sign: Aries
Height: 155 cm (5’1″)
Weight: 45 kg (99 lbs)
Blood Type: B
Twitter: BoRam_0322
Instagram: bo_ram_0322
Sub-Unit: T-ara QBS

Boram’s facts:
– She was born in Seoul, South Korea.
– She attended MyongJi University (studying theatrics) and is classmate of fellow member, Qri.
– She was born to celebrity parents, the popular South Korean singer Jeon Young Rok (father) and the well-known actress Lee Mi Young (mother).
– She has a younger sister, Woo Ram, who once promoted as a member of D-Unit.
– Boram was the first member to be added to T-ara after pre-debut members Jiae and Jiwon quit.
– She was the second leader of T-ara, running the position from July 2010 to July 2011.
– Boram is a Christian. Soyeon and her are churchmates.
– Her favourite colour is yellow.
– She is good at drawing manga characters.
– She once designed a hotel room in Yeouido, Seoul. She arranged the layout of the furniture and was said to have picked out every accessory in the room.
– She is a big fan of Johnny Depp.
– Prior to her debut in T-ara, she released her first digital single titled ‘Is It Today’ in 2008. She later released another album in the end of 2008 titled ‘From Memory’ that consists of the singles, ‘From Memory’, ‘Since Then’ and ‘Loving You’.
– She made her debut as a musical actress in 2010 when she joined the musical, “I Really Really Like You” alongside her father.
– In 2014, she participated in another musical when she played as Mercy in The Lost Garden Musical.
– When they were living in their dorm, her roommate was Qri. For oversea activities, her roommate was Soyeon.
– She made appearances in music videos such as 2PM‘s ‘Tik Tok’, and Kebee’s ‘Feeling You’.
– Some of her notable acting career includes “Sweet Temptation” (2015), “The Angel of Death Comes with Purple High Heels” (2010), “Soul/Possessed” (2009).
– Boram and Soyeon left T-ara in May 2017, when their contracts expired.
– In 2020, she starred in ‘Shall We That’s’ as the female lead.
Boram’s ideal type: guys who are younger than her.

Soyeon

Stage Name: Soyeon
Birth Name: Park In Jung (She legally changed her name to Park So Yeon in 2005)
Chinese Name: Park So Yeon (朴昭妍)
Position: Main Vocalist
Birthday: October 5, 1987
Zodiac Sign: Libra
Height: 163 cm (5’4″)
Blood type: B
Twitter: @sohotmelody
Instagram: @melodysoyani
Sub-Unit: T-ara QBS

Soyeon’s facts:
– She was born in Anyang, Gyeonggi, South Korea.
– Soyeon is an only child.
– She signed an exclusive contract with Think Entertainment in 2020 for her promotion as a solo artist. (2020 – present). [Updated on July 2021]
– Soyeon was formerly a trainee under SM Entertainment. She was preparing to be a member of Girls’ Generation, but she left the company six months before their debut due to the high level of stress during the trainee period.
– She was initially supposed to be SNSD’s leader (as she was the oldest among the members).
– Soyeon was the second member to be added to T-ara after pre-debut members Jiae and Jiwon quit.
– She was the fourth leader of T-ara, running the position from December 2011 to July 2013.
– She has 2 black Shih-Tzu: Totoro and Bandal. She used to have a white Shih-Tzu named Maro but it passed away in 2017. [Updated on July 2021]
– Soyeon is a Christian. Boram and her are churchmates.
– She was a close friend to MBLAQ’s Seungho.
– She loves to sing trot songs.
– Her MBTI is ENFJ.
– She debuted in a sub-unit ‘T-ara QBS’ in 2013 with members Boram and Qri. Together, they released the single ‘Like the Wind’.
– When they were living in their dorm, her roommate was Eunjung. For oversea activities, her roommate was Boram.
– She admitted being a hardcore fan of old-school boyband Click-B, and once used her hard-earned pocket money to buy an orange couch for Click-B’s new dorm.
– In 2013, it was publicly revealed that she had been dating one of the Click-B members, Oh Jong Hyuk for three years (since 2010). They broke up in 2016.
– She was a contestant in King of Mask Singer as ‘Diver’. She managed to compete in the 2nd round. (2020)
– She participated in various OST: ‘Page One’ for Coffee House (2010); ‘What Should We Finish’ for Death Bell 2 (2010); ‘Until the End’ for Gisaeng Ryung (2011); ‘One Love’ for Homemade Love Story (2020).
– Some of her notable acting career includes “I Love You, You’re Perfect, Now Change” (2019 – cameo), “Lovers of Haeundae” (2012), “Sweet Temptation” (2015).
– Soyeon and Boram left T-ara in May 2017, when their contracts expired.
– She participated in the MBN’s show “Miss Baek” in 2020, but she left the show shortly before their first competition.
– In 2020, she released her first Chinese single ‘Letter’ digitally.
– On February 5th 2021, she made her solo debut with the digital single ‘They Are All The Same’.
– She later released a new single “Interview” on March 24th 2021.
Soyeon’s ideal type: serious, manly guys.

Areum

Stage Name: Areum
Birth Name: Lee A Reum (She has legally changed her name to Han A Reum)
Position: Main Rapper, Sub-vocalist
Birthday: April 19, 1994
Height: 167 cm (5’6″)
Instagram: @areum0ju
Sub-Unit: T-ara N4

Areum’s facts:
– Both her parents are in the music industry.
– She has a younger sister and two younger brothers.
– She graduated from Hanlim School of Arts and majored in Applied Music.
– She was added to T-ara on July 7th 2012.
– In 2013, she debuted in the sub-unit ‘T-ara N4’ with Eunjung, Hyomin and Jiyeon. Together, they released the title track ‘Jeon Won Diary’ and ‘Can We Love’.
– Areum left T-ara in 2013.
– In 2018 she participated in the survival show: “The Unit”, and ranked 46.

Hwayoung

Stage Name: Hwayoung
Birth Name: Ryu Hwa Young
Position: Main Rapper, Sub-vocalist
Birthday: April 22, 1993
Height: 168 cm (5’6″)
Blood Type: O
Twitter: @RHY422

Hwayoung’s facts:
– She was born in Gwangju, South Korea
– She has a twin sister named Ryu Hyoyoung, who was a member of Co-Ed School and 5dolls.
– She was added to T-ara in 2010.
– On July 30th 2012, she left T-ara after a huge scandal in which she claimed she was bullied.
– After Hwayoung’s bullying scandal, T-ara lost a lot of their popularity in S. Korea.
– In February 2017, several former T-ara staff members revealed that Hwayoung posed herself as a victim when she was actually the one that was disrespectful and rude (she would call her stylists “shampoo”).
– In 2017, it was also revealed that Hwayoung’s twin sister Hyoyoung sent Areum a series of threatening messages, causing her big mental distress.
– Hwayoung is currently an actress: Ryu Hwa Young

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