Get To Know the ex-LABOUM member, Yulhee
In 2018, the Korean entertainment industry got surprised by the news of FT Island’s Minhwan getting married. Did you know that Minhwan’s wife, Yulhee, used to be a member of a girl group? Do you want to find out more about her? Today, Channel-Korea will give you a rundown of everything about the ex-LABOUM member who has now become a mother now, Yulhee. So stay tuned!
Full Profile and Facts of Yulhee
Name: Kim Yul-hee
Stage name: Yulhee
Date of Birth: November 27th, 1997
Height: 166 cm
Weight: 52 kg
Zodiac sign: Sagittarius
Blood type: O
Kim Yul-hee, or usually known as Yulhee, is a former member of LABOUM who was born on November 27th, 1997, in Bucheon, Gyeonggi-do, South Korea. In her family, she is the oldest and she has a younger sister as well as a younger brother. She has two nicknames, “Yuls” and “Kim Mochi.”
In LABOUM, she was the main dancer, rapper, vocalist, and the maknae of the group. She had appeared in U-KISS’ music videos for their songs titled “Standing Still” and “Inside of Me.” She also starred in one of Lim Chang-jung’s music videos for his song titled “Open the Door.”
On September 22nd, 2017, it was confirmed that Yulhee is dating FT Island’s Minhwan. Less than a month after the announcement, Yulhee left LABOUM and finally held a wedding ceremony on October 19th, 2018. On May 18th, 2018, she gave birth to a baby boy who she named Jaeyul.
Debut as LABOUM Member
Yulhee made her debut in the entertainment world as a member of LABOUM back in August 2014. At that time, NH Media and Nega Network announced the upcoming debut of LABOUM, who had been training for four years. The group was touted as a sister group to NH Media’s U-KISS and Nega Network’s Brown Eyed Girls.
On August 27th, 2014, LABOUM released the music video for their title track called “Pit-A-Pat” from their debut single album, Petit Macaron, that was released the following day. The song was written by Seo Ji-eum, known for writing many hit songs, such as f(x)’s “Electric Shock” and TaeTiSeo’s “Twinkle.”
One month later, LABOUM announced that they would have a comeback with “Petit Macaron DATA PACK” a reworking of the track titled “What About You?” The group held the comeback performance on Music Bank and released the song’s music video in unison on October 31st, 2014. Meanwhile, Petit Macaron DATA PACK was released later on November 3rd, 2014.
Attracting Public Attention Through Fancam
While promoting as a member of LABOUM, Yulhee gained the public’s attention for her voluptuous body! The fancam recording from an event that focused on Yulhee is the one that revealed that Yulhee actually has the ‘hottest body’ among the members of LABOUM. Despite being the youngest in the group, her figure allowed her to have a cute as well as a sexy image on stage.
You can see one of the fancams that show her figure while performing one of LABOUM’s songs, “Shooting Love,” here:
Cover Dance Compilation
As it has been mentioned before, Yulhee was one of the main dancers while she was active as a member of LABOUM. It is not rare for her to cover one of many idols’ popular songs in a television program. For example, she had covered one of GOT7’s songs titled “Fly” in After School Club with fellow member Soyeon. You can see her cover dance of GOT7’s “Fly” here:
Not only that, but in the past, Yulhee had also made a cover dance of “Dancing Queen” and “Uh-ee” in Yaman TV. You can see the video of her cover dance below:
Besides that, Yulhee also had a cover dance of f(x)’s “Four Walls” as well as one of A-Pink’s songs titled “Mr. Chu.” You can check out her performance in the video below:
Lastly, in a recent episode of Happy Together, in which she starred as a guest, she performed a cover dance of Hwasa’s first solo song titled “Twit.” You can see her performance in Happy Together here:
On November 3rd, 2017, it was announced that Yulhee had decided to leave LABOUM. Because of this sudden news, the agency gave an official statement and apologized to the fans of LABOUM. They also said that Yulhee had already mentioned several times to the agency that she no longer wishes to work in the entertainment industry. After they held a long discussion, the agency finally decided that they will respect Yulhee’s wish and terminate her contract with the agency.
After the news of her departure, Yulhee posted a handwritten letter on the group’s fan cafe. In the letter, she apologized for her sudden departure news, and she also thanked the fans, her agency, and the other members for all the experiences and memories they have shared together. She also asked for the fans to always support LABOUM and her future even though not as LABOUM’S Yulhee, but as Kim Yul-hee.
Love Story of Yulhee and Minhwan
First Meet and Dating
Do you want to know how Yulhee meet her husband, Minhwan? In KBS’ talk show Happy Together, Yulhee revealed how she met Minhwan for the first time. She said that she first met Minhwan while promoting as a member of LABOUM. At that time, she was greeting her seniors for the first time and saw Minhwan in the corner with a dark aura. While Minhwan was said that he didn’t seem interested, Yulhee couldn’t take her eyes off of him.
After she forgot about him, two years later, an acquaintance mentioned Minhwan to her, which made the couple go on a blind date. After that, Minhwan confessed to her by asking, “Chubby, want to be mine?” She also added that Chubby was his pet name for her and still calls her that until now.
In the reality show Mr. House Husband, the story was explained in a further detail in which before he confessed, Minhwan sent many messages to Yulhee and said things like “I suddenly miss you,” “I must really like you,” and “I think I’ve fallen so deeply for you.” Meanwhile, in Minhwan’s perspective, he said that he missed Yulhee so much while he was on tour in Japan and was worried that Yulhee will meet someone else. That’s why he decided to confess to Yulhee.
What do you think about their love story?