I hate it when groups change their lineup too much. I really wanted to find a shot of the current members for this post, and the best I could find was their album cover, and that annoys me. But anyway… It’s been a few weeks since I wrote the last opinionated profile (B2ST) and even longer since I wrote the last opinionated profile of a girl group (T-ARA), so now it’s time again.
Birth name: Heo Young Ji
Stage name: Youngji
Birthday: August 30, 1994
Official height: 166 cm
Position: Vocalist, Maknae
Comment: I really don’t know Youngji, and I therefore don’t have much to go on. She’s the one who was voted by fans to join Kara, so she should have something special, something that made her capable of capturing the viewers. But I just can’t figure out what that something is. So far she’s shown me no amazing talent, she barely got any lines in their new single and she isn’t spectacularly pretty. I have found no reason to dislike her yet, but I haven’t found anything about her that interests me either, which is why she’s at the bottom.
Birth name: Goo Ha Ra
Stage name: Hara
Birthday: January 13, 1991
Official height: 164 cm
Position: Lead Dancer, Vocalist, Face of the Group
Comment: Hara is the only kpop star out there that I’ve been anywhere near an anti to. Since I’m not crazy, I didn’t take it very far though, so all I did was tell my friends I didn’t like her and refuse to ever listen to Kara. And why did I not like her, you ask? Well, because my ex boyfriend did. He laughed when I showed him kpop while we were dating, and made fun of it, but then started liking it after we broke up. And he chose Kara as his favorite group, a group I already didn’t like. And he chose Hara for his ultimate bias, the girl I thought was very overrated. So, yes, my dislike for Hara was completely based in a very childish jealousy, more or less.
I have gotten over my anti-period, and now Hara is just a pretty kpop girl like any other to me. I don’t think she’s very talented, and she doesn’t interest me much, but she doesn’t bother me.
She has started to earn a little love for herself recently, since I’ve started to watch City Hunter. I’ve seen 3 episodes so far, and while I don’t think Hara’s a great actress nor particularly like her character, there’s just something about her that’s so so sweet. I don’t really want to like her, but I do. So maybe Hara will be able to make herself into one of my girls yet, if she’s very fortunate.
Birth name: Park Gyu Ri
Stage name: Gyuri
Birthday: May 21, 1988
Official height: 162 cm
Position: Leader, Lead Vocalist, Sub-Rapper
Comment: I really don’t know much about Gyuri, and compared to Hara, my feelings about her are much more mellow. She has a mature beauty, which I like, and she’s the second-best singer in the group. Plus she thinks she’s the most beautiful thing that’s ever walked this earth (that might be a slight exaggeration) and that’s always fun. I wish I had her confidence.
Birth name: Han Seung Yeon
Stage name: Seungyeon
Birthday: July 24, 1988
Official height: 160 cm
Position: Main Vocalist
Comment: Seungyeon is my favorite member of Kara for one big reason: her voice. It’s rare that I choose a bias almost completely based on talent, but as no other of the Kara members have done something to really catch my eye, and Seungyeon’s voice is really very good it’s the most reasonable choice. Check out her solo track if you don’t believe me:
I love that song, I really do.
I don’t like her for appearance, but she is a beauty, and that never hurts. She’s like a much cuter version of Uee from After School.
Let me know who your favorite member of Kara is in the poll!
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