Opinionated Profile of T-ARA


T-ARA is a recent addition to what I refer to as “my groups” i.e the groups I’ve taken the time to learn all the names of. Since it is a recent addition, I’m still a bit shaky on always getting their names right, and I don’t know much about the individual members. But I will  do my best to motivate why I prefer certain members over others. T-ARA is a group that has had a lot of line-up changes, but I will only be including the current members, as always. I also won’t be listing anyone as the leader, since T-ARA has a circulating leadership and I’m not sure who’s the leader as this exact time.

6. Qri


Birth name: Lee Ji Hyun

Stage name: Qri

Birthday: December 12, 1986

Official height: 163 cm

Position: Vocalist

Comment: Qri looks so much like a doll, it’s incredible. She looks like a beautiful possessed doll from a horror movie, and it kind of freaks me out. Living people don’t look like this! It would be very interesting to see what she looks like without her makeup and lenses, to see if she still looks nonhuman.

There’s nothing that captures me about Qri. Her look is not my type, she’s not an amazing singer, as far as I can tell, and she doesn’t have any sort of vibe that make me unconditionally like her. I like the birthmark though.

5. Boram

Birth name: Jeon Bo Ram

Stage name: Boram

Birthday: March 22, 1986

Official height: 155 cm

Position: Vocalist

Comment: This is the most grown-up-looking picture I’ve ever seen of Boram. And she still looks younger than she is! But at least she doesn’t look 14 anymore, so that’s a start. I think Boram’s stunning, and it’s quite fascinating how someone who’s over 10 years older than me can look younger than I do, but her look is not my style. Beautiful to look at, but something that’s almost a little frightening. Sort of like Qri.

Boram and Qri are very much on equal grounds in most categories, but Boram is a wee bit ahead. I think they’re about equally good singers (not very good), but I find Boram to be more beautiful and she has a tiny but more of a vibe. There’s not much, but there’s a little something, which puts her ahead.

4. Soyeon


Birth name: Park In Jung

Stage name: Soyeon

Birthday: October 5, 1987

Official height: 163 cm

Position: Main Vocalist

Comment: Why have I not been informed of the fact that Soyeon has an adorable boyfriend? It feels like that’s the sort of thing I should know… Anyway, Oh Jong Hyuk is adorable and stunning, so they better get married soon. I demand to see the dress!

Soyeon is very pretty, and she has a very pretty voice too. For some reason that doesn’t really come through in their songs though, which is a shame. And she sometimes sounds very unstable live, which is also a shame, since she most certainly can sing live.

What Soyeon lacks is stage presence, and vibe. She has basically none of either and that’s something you really need to become a favorite of mine.

3. Hyomin

Birth name: Park Sun Young

Stage name: Hyomin

Birthday: May 30, 1989

Official height: 167 cm

Position: Lead Rapper, Lead Vocalist, Lead Dancer

Comment: My top three can easily switch places from day to day, so I’ve here ranked them the way I normally see them.

I think Hyomin is beyond stunning, and the most beautiful one in the group. So so pretty, yet with a distinct sexiness.

She is one of the more stable singers, though she isn’t incredible. Her rapping is sometimes alright, and sometimes deeply embarrassing. (See “Number 9” for an example of that) I like her dancing, though she isn’t my favorite dancer in the group.

2. Jiyeon


Birth name: Park Ji Yeon

Stage name: Jiyeon

Birthday: June 7, 1993

Official height: 167 cm

Position: Vocalist, Main Dancer, Face of the Group

Comment: I’m in love with this girl. And why wouldn’t I be? Just look at her! While I think Hyomin is the most attractive, I’m probably more attracted to Jiyeon, if that makes sense.

I’m not sure why, but I have this weird idea that Jiyeon should date Taemin. Maybe it’s just because they’re the same age, but I’m not sure. The fact that I think that is a great testament to how much I like her though, since I’d never be fine with just anyone dating my baby.

Jiyeon is a fairly decent singer, but she isn’t that special. I really like her dancing though, she’s my favorite dancer in the group.

1. Eunjung

Birth name: Ham Eun Jung

Stage name: Eunjung

Birthday: December 12, 1988

Official height: 167 cm

Position: Lead Vocalist, Main Rapper

Comment: Is Eunjung my bias, or is Jiyeon? I really don’t know. Right now it feels like Jiyeon, but most of the time it feels like Eunjung. Maybe I’ll figure it out for sure when they have their next comeback.

After Soyeon, I think Eunjung and Hyomin are the two best singers, with Eunjung being slightly better. She isn’t amazing, but she’s more than decent.

I had to youtube it to remember what Eunjung’s rapping sounds like, and that means that she’s probably not terrible, but not brilliant either. Which is exactly what I found after youtubing. She’s for sure an idol rapper, but for being a female idol I’ve heard a hell of a lot worse.

The fact that the first time I took notice of Eunjung was when she was on Dream High for sure had an impact on her landing this high up on my list. I really liked her character, and the way she was portrayed, so Eunjung’ll always be special to me.


Let me know who your favorite member is in the poll!

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7 thoughts on “Opinionated Profile of T-ARA

  1. Honestly, I like these optionated profiles of yours the best, it’s interesting to see what others think about the members of my favorite groups ^___^
    T-Ara is one of my favorite groups and my bias ranking would be pretty similar to yours
    Jiyeon > Eunjung > Boram > Hyomin > Soyeon > Qri.
    I also saw Dream High and that’s the reason I fell in love with Taecyeon, IU and Eunjung *__*
    I agree that Qri looks kind of creepy and I’m also sometimes not quite sure if Jiyeon or Eunjung is my actual bias.

    1. I’m glad you like them! Most of the time they’re my favourite to write. And I find it very interesting to see what others think too! 😀

      Wow, that is very similar! You have good taste 😉
      Yeah, that drama definitely helped those people in my eyes as well… It was an excellent drama.
      Yeah, she really does! It’s very strange. It’s a difficult question… They’re both great, in very different ways.

  2. T-ara has not come out with a song I didn’t love at first listen since…forever (I like to pretend that YaYaYa has never happened…
    I think my favorite might be Soyeon, loved her on Oh My School! and I will never forget how good she sounded/looked during Time To Love so yeah

    I have the same feelings about Eun-Jung+ Dream High 😀

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