Summary: KARA was originally a four-member group that debuted on March, 29, 2007.  However, in 2008, Kim SungHee had to leave the group due to parental pressure, and two new members were added in: Goo Hara and Kang JiYeon.  After adding in the new members, they got a change of image and they also witnessed a rise in popularity.  In 2010 they had a hiatus in Korea, instead doing promotions in Japan.  It was announced that this year the group members will work on solos and it’s reported Nicole is already working with a famous singer on a collaboration.  In early 2011, there was a dispute among three of the members and their company, but they decided to discontinue the lawsuit, as it got resolved on April 28, 2011. In 2014, Nicole and JiYoung decided not to renew their contracts. A reality show, “Kara Project,” was aired to choose a new member, and Heo Youngji joined the group soon after.

There’s not much I can say as far as KARA goes. Velexa and I like Nicole best, and then Hara probably comes in as a close second. I honestly still mix them up with T-ARA.  I don’t pay close attention to when they come out with things, and usually Velexa is the one to show me them when they come out with something new. This does not mean we don’t like them. We’re just still learning them.

Kay that was two years ago and since then Hara became our bias. hahahahahaha ;; We still miss Nicole but she kinda kicked ass in her solo so we’re okay with her not being there anymore. Youngji’s encroaching on Jackson and so I’m not really sure what to make of her anymore. :T

Member Profile


Birth Name: Park GyuRi
Birth Date: May 21, 1988
Birth Place: Seoul, South Korea
Family: Parents

  • Her favorite artist is H.O.T.
  • Favorite food is pizza
  • She came up with the name for the group, which means “sweet melody” in Greek
  • Daughter of popular voice actress Park SoHyun
  • Allergic to dogs but owns two: Nadia and Jang
  • Called “Goddess” by fans and her parents
  • Tends to go to sleep last and wake up first
  • Likes to tease JiYoung and Nicole


Birth Name: Han SeungYeon
Birth Date: July 24, 1988
Birth Place: Seoul, South Korea
Family: Parents

  • Studied abroad in high school New Jersey until she returned to Korea to pursue a singing career
  • Once went to a Dream Concert as a G.O.D. fan
  • Loves watching anime
  • Dislikes doing dishes
  • Her first love was when she was 14
  • She’s actually a quiet person compared to her TV personality
  • Her parents originally wanted her to be a doctor, but now fully support her choice to be a singer
  • Has two pet hedgehogs
  • Postponed schooling to concentrate on KARA activities


Birth Name: Goo Hara
Birth Date: January 13, 1991
Birth Place: Kwangju, South Korea
Family: Parents

  • Is childhood friends with ex-Wonder Girl’s Member SunMi
  • She auditioned for both SM and JYP
  • Loves horror movies
  • Her favorite color is pink
  • She loves to sleep and dance
  • She went to the same high school as Big Bang’s SeungRi and 2NE1’s Minzi
  • Postponed schooling to concentrate on KARA activities
  • Was noted for having a 19 inch waist
  • On June 28, 2011, Cube and DSP Media confirmed Hara and B2ST’s rapper Yong JunHyung were dating, but they broke up two years later.

Heo Youngji

Birth Name: Heo YoungJi
Birth Date: August 30, 1994
Birth Place: ?
Family: ?

  • Appeared in VIXX’s Error MV
  • Plays Korean traditional drum and piano
  • Lived in New Zealand for two years
  • Loves sports, especially basketball and soccer
  • Currently on season 2 of Roommate
  • Was a professional skater before debut
  • Will be on Hitmaker season 2
  • Was inspired by BoA to become a singer, she originally wanted to be a musical actress

Former Members


Birth Name: Nicole YongJu Jung
Birth Date: October 7, 1991
Birth Place: Los Angeles, California
Family: Parents

  • Her favorite Korean artist is Shinhwa
  • Can speak a bit of Spanish
  • Can play violin
  • While in high school, she participated in sports, band, and choir
  • Loves to eat, and often talks about eating
  • She gets sick easily, and has a weak stomach
  • Hates people who lie
  • Is part of the ’91 Line made by SHINee’s Key, and it includes B2ST’s DongWoon, 2Am’s JinWoon, FT Island’s JaeJin, MBLAQ’s Mir, and Girl’s Generation’s SeoHyun
  • She is very close with SHINee’s Key and 2AM’s JinWoon
  • Her Korean name, YongJu, means “dragon ball” in English
  • Loves Harry Potter and Twilight


Birth Name: Kang JiYoung
Birth Date: January 18, 1994
Birth Place: Gyeonggi-do, South Korea
Family: Two older sisters, parents

  • Is a fan of Big Bang’s DaeSung
  • Wants to do more cooking
  • Introduced to DSP Entertainment by a relative
  • Fans say she resembles a turtle
  • Cousin to solo singer NS YoonG